Nokia 7 has become the latest Nokia smartphone to become official as the company unveiled its latest mid-range handset at an event in China. The launch had been anticipated since a Tmall teaser suggested the handset may carry the moniker '7'. With Nokia 7, buyers will get flagship-like features at roughly half the price of Nokia 8. Among the highlights of the handset is the 7000 series aluminium 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's Android smartphone portfolio packs an f/1.8 aperture lens and comes with 'bothie' camera mode, which made its debut on the flagship Nokia 8 (Review). The company is heavily marketing the feature as "Dual-Sight mode" which uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously. The handset 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."
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's 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.
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 1080x1920 pixels and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The smartphone features the new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options. There's 64GB storage and comes with expandable storage up to 128GB (via microSD card).
On the camera front, the Nokia 7 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and dual tone flash. At the front, there's 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The handset 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 handset sports fingerprint scanner. It packs 3000mAh non-removable battery. It measures 141.2x71.4x7.9mm.