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Nokia’s new X71 has a stellar design that rivals that of the Galaxy S10

Published Apr 2nd, 2019 5:17PM EDT
Nokia X71 vs. Galaxy S10
Image: HMD Global

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HMD Global’s Nokia 9 PureView might be the best Nokia phone you can buy right now, but the device isn’t necessarily perfect. The phone features a “classic” Nokia handset design, which means it has thicker bezels than most consumers want, and relies on last year’s top Snapdragon processor to power its penta-lens camera.

One of its biggest rivals is Samsung’s Galaxy S10 — a phone that features a hole-punch display design, as well as the latest Qualcomm processor. The S10, however, only features a triple-lens shooter on the back. But HMD just released a Nokia phone that looks a lot like the Galaxy S10 in terms of overall design. Sadly, the Nokia X71 is only selling in Taiwan for the time being, and it’s not a flagship handset.

The Nokia X71 features a 6.39-inch Full HD LCD with 19.3:9 aspect ratio, with the punch-hole camera placed on the top-left corner, similar to other punch-hole LCD phones from the competition, like Huawei and Samsung.

The phone looks a lot like the Galaxy S10, but it’s not quite a replica of Samsung’s flagship. For starters, the front camera is placed in the opposite corner. Secondly, the display features a thicker bottom bezel, and the fingerprint sensor is placed on the back under the triple-lens camera, rather than under the screen.

Image source: HMD Global

Other specs include a Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, microSD support, 48-megapixel main rear camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 5-megapixel depth-of-field lens, 16-megapixel selfie cam, 3,500 mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support, USB-C connectivity, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Android 9.0 Pie.

It’s unclear whether the Nokia X71 will ever be launched in Europe or the US, but the phone will cost NT$11,900, or around $385, in Taiwan when it goes on sale next week.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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