It seems to be some kind of hoax and the image tipped is fake.
We yesterday reported about the possibility of Nokia 8.1 Plus and Nokia X71 being the same device on the basis of some tips sent by our readers who claimed to see the Nokia 8.1 Plus user manual before it was pulled. But now we have image of the sketch of Nokia 8.1 Plus from user manual sent to us by one of our readers, Gaurav.
If you see the image below you will quickly notice few differences from the Nokia X71. The flash position is different and there is no fingerprint sensor on the back. Rather the device seems to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor.
What is still similar in both devices is the punch-hole display, device design and the triple rear camera. This also begs the question of whether Nokia 8.1 Plus will also sport a better processor than Snapdragon 660 on Nokia X71. It is a good possibility considering Nokia 8.1 Plus looks like an enhanced version of Nokia X71.
Nokia X71 details:
Nokia X71 is a very interesting smartphone with few firsts like a punch-hole display and a 48 MP rear camera sensor with 120-degree wide-angle photography. It may seem that HMD is planning to take the fight for mid-range supremacy to competitors. Read detailed Nokia X71 specs and other information on its dedicated page.
You can read our complete Nokia X71 coverage by clicking here.