HMD Global, the company that owns the rights to use Nokia branding on mobile phones and tablets, launched on Thursday a new Android-based smartphone. The new Nokia 7 is a mid-range smartphone, positioned between the budget Nokia 6 and premium Nokia 8 smartphones.
The Nokia 7 will be initially available in China with a starting price of $377 (Rs 24,500 approximately).
The Nokia 7 is also the company’s first smartphone to sport a glass back. According to HMD Global, the Nokia 7 has “vacuum molded” Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the rear whereas the side edges are built with 7000 series aluminium. It comes with IP54 certification for water and dust resistance.
Nokia 7: Specifications, features
The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch full HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box and is promised to be upgraded to Android Oreo as well.
The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM. It comes with 64GB built-in storage and supports expandable storage via a microSD card.
The Nokia 7 also borrows Nokia 8’s ‘Bothie’ feature which allows users to shoot videos or photos from the rear and front cameras simultaneously. The feature also lets users combine the images taken from rear and front cameras into one single image.
The smartphone has 16-megapixel rear camera with 1.12um pixels and an f/1.8 aperture. For selfies, it has a 5 megapixel camera with 1.4um pixels, 84-degree field-of-view and an f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and NFC. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone also houses a fingerprint reader which is located on the back.
Another important feature of the Nokia 7 is the company’s propriety OZO audio technology for an immersive sound experience.
Nokia 7: Price, availability
The base model of the Nokia 7 is priced at $377 (Rs 24,500 approximately) whereas the top-end model with 6GB of RAM is available for $407 (Rs 26,500 approximately. HMD Global is offering the Nokia 7 in two colour options, Gloss Black and Matt White.
While the Nokia 7 is slated to go on sale in China from October 24, there is no word on the availability of the smartphone in other countries. Considering HMD Global’s extensive focus on the Indian market, the smartphone will most likely launch in the country soon.