Nokia 7 has become the latest Nokia phone to become official as the company unveiled its latest mid-range mobile phone at an event in China. The launch had been anticipated since a Tmall teaser suggested the smartphone may carry the moniker ‘7’. With Nokia 7, buyers will get flagship-like features at roughly half the price of Nokia 8 phone. Among the highlights of the handset are the 7000 series aluminum body and Corning Gorilla Glass on the back panel. In fact, the Nokia 7 rear panel uses 3D glass thermoforming technology for casting and features with rounded corners.
The latest addition to the Nokia Android mobile phone portfolio packs a f/1.8 aperture lens and comes with ‘bothie’ camera mode, which made its debut on the flagship Nokia 8. The Nokia company is heavily marketing the feature as “Dual-Sight mode” which uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously. The smartphone also supports live video streaming to Facebook and YouTube from the built-in camera. With the Nokia 7, HMD Global claims users can go live on Facebook from within the camera app and use the “Dual-Sight mode.”
Nokia 7 price and availability
The all-new Nokia 7 has been launched first in China and will be going on sale starting Tuesday. It comes in two variants: 4GB RAM priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) and 6GB RAM at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,500). There is no word on the availability of the Nokia 7 outside China as of now. The Nokia 7 comes with 4K video with Nokia OZO audio technology that supports 360-degree recording.
Nokia 7 specifications
Coming to innards, the Nokia 7 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and comes with timely software update promise from the company. HMD Global has also confirmed that the Nokia 7 is Android Oreo-ready. It features 5.2-inch IPS 2.5D display with screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The headset features the new 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. It comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options. There is 64GB storage and comes with expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card.
On the camera front, the Nokia 7 sports a 16 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and dual-tone flash. At the front, there’s 5 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone comes with USB Type-C port and also supports NFC connectivity options. It comes with the usual assortment of connectivity features. At the back, the mobile phone sports fingerprint scanner. It packs 3000mAh non-removable battery. It measures 141.2×71.4×7.9mm.