HMD Global might launch Nokia 7.1 Plus, Nokia 9 on 4 October in London

HMD Global is "welcoming a new member to the Nokia smartphone family," according to the invite.

HMD Global has sent out invitations already for an event that it is holding on 4 October in London. While there is no information about which device will be launched at the event, there is a speculation that it could be the Nokia 7.1 Plus which has been in the news recently.

The company is "welcoming a new member to the Nokia smartphone family," according to an invite which was received by the Italian publication Nokioteca.

Nokia 7 Plus. Image: tech2/Rehan Hooda

Nokia 7 Plus. Image: tech2/Rehan Hooda

Recently leaked images of the Nokia 7.1 Plus front panel reveal that the phone will likely sport a 5.9-inch screen, which is slightly smaller than the 6-inch Nokia 7 Plus screen. The display retains the 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

It is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset which will be an upgrade from the Nokia 7 plus which features a Snapdragon 660 chipset. The device is also rumoured to support 18 W fast charging. Read our full review of the Nokia 7 Plus here.

HMD Global London event invite. Image: Nokioteca

HMD Global London event invite. Image: Nokioteca

The rumoured Nokia 9 might also release alongside the Nokia 7.1 Plus. It has been spotted sporting a strange camera set up at the back, with as many as 5 camera units. Nokia 9 is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. It might feature a 6-inch display.

However, because the invite reads "welcoming a new member..," it is unlikely that two devices will be launched.

HMD might have more local events that day or later on, along with the main global London event.

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