The Nokia 7 Plus has been launched in India by HMD Global, bringing its new mid-range smartphone to the market within a month of its global unveiling. Nokia 7 Plus has dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics, 6-inch bezel-less display, big battery, and body designed from a single block of series 6000 aluminium. The smartphone also offers face unlock and artificial intelligence features like the ability to add masks to selfies. It will compete against the likes of its sibling Nokia 8, Honor 8 Pro, Moto X4 6GB RAM variant, and the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9. At the launch event in New Delhi, HMD Global also announced the launch of the Nokia Mobile Shop - the company's online store for India.
The Nokia 7 Plus price in India has been set at Rs. 25,999 (best buy price) and is set to go on sale in India from April 30 onwards, with pre-bookings starting from April 20. It will be available via Amazon India, the Nokia Mobile Shop, and select outlets such as Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, Croma and Reliance Digital, in Black/ Copper and White/ Copper colour variants.
Coming to the Nokia 7 Plus launch offers, Airtel users get cashback of Rs. 2,000 with the handset as part of the operator's Mera Pehla Smartphone programme, and will get extended free subscription to Airtel TV app till December 31. MakeMyTrip is providing buyers with 25 percent instant discount on domestic hotels, while Servify will give complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance (on opening and activating a Kotak 811 savings account). Buyers will get no-cost EMIs on credit cards, Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit, while ICICI Bank cards will provide 5 percent cashback till May 31.
The Nokia 7 Plus is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone in India. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and is an Android One smartphone which entails no skins and customisations from Nokia's end as well as swift updates. The smartphone comes with a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160) IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass and a peak brightness rating of 500-nits. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
There is a dual camera setup at the back capable of 2X optical zoom with a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. The primary 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor has an aperture of f/1.75 and a pixel size of 1.4 microns. The secondary 13-megapixel sensor has an aperture of f/2.6 and a pixel size of 1 microns. On the front, the Nokia 7 Plus has a 16-megapixel fixed focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels and Zeiss optics.
The Nokia 7 Plus has 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB). On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C (2.0), and a 3.5mm audio jack. It also comes with a myriad of sensors on board such as an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The smartphone measures 158.38x75.64x7.99mm and has a 3,800mAh battery with fast charging that HMD Global claims can deliver a standby time of 723 hours and a talk time of up to 19 hours.
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