Last week, HMD Global has officially launched the new Nokia 7 smartphone in China. It is company’s first smartphone to come with a glass back body. Based on the leaks, the upcoming Nokia 9 flagship smartphone will also feature glass back body. The device sports an Aluminum frame with vacuum molded 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the back. Though the fingerprint sensor is now placed on the rear, the company is yet to ditch the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Just like the Nokia 6, the new Nokia 7 is also first launched in the Chinese market. The India launch of the Nokia 7 is expected to happen by this month end.
Nokia 7 with Snapdragon 630 SoC, 6GB RAM & 16MP Camera Launched in China
(October 19th, 2017)
It comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants and is priced at 2499 Yuan and 2699 Yuan respectively. Talking about the specifications, it sports a 5.2-inch IPS display on the front with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Even the front of the Nokia 7 comes protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood is the 14nm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 508 GPU. Both the variants offers 64GB of internal storage that can be further expandable using a MicroSD card.
On the rear of the device is a 16MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, the Nokia 7 offers a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 and 84-degree field-of-view. As seen on the flagship Nokia 8, the Nokia 7 also comes with ZEISS optics and supports bothies feature to using front and rear cameras simultaneously. It also includes the Nokia OZO audio technology for recording the 360-degree audio. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Unlike the global variants, the Chinese variants of Nokia smartphones come with a custom UI.
It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and supports 9V/2A (18W) fast charging. On the connectivity front, the Nokia 7 includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The large bezel beneath the display holds the three capacitive navigation buttons. The Nokia 7 measures 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92 mm. It will be available in Black and White color options. The device is currently available to pre-order and the shipping begins from October 24th.
Latest: HMD Global Might Launch the Nokia 7 on October 31st
HMD Global has sent out the invitations for the launch a new Nokia smartphone on October 31st in New Delhi, India. While the company hasn’t mentioned anything about the device, we expect them to launch the Nokia 7 high-end smartphone. It was officially launched last week in China. While the Chinese variant comes with a customized UI based Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the variant launching in India will be coming with Pure Android UI.
The company launched the Nokia 7 in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants in China. If the company launches both the variants on October 31st, then it will be first Nokia smartphone to launch with 6GB RAM in India. As we said earlier, the device comes with glass back body. Stay tuned on Phone Radar to know about the availability and pricing of the Nokia 7 in India.