Nokia took the wraps off the Nokia 7 on Thursday, just over a month after unveiling the flagship Nokia 8. The Nokia 7 does not come with the paraphernalia of a flagship device but fall in the mid-range category just like the Nokia 6 but as we have seen in this new era where HMD Global call the shot at Nokia, the build is of a premium flagship quality.
The Nokia 7 hands-on photos, as well as camera sample, were spotted in the wild a few hours after it was officially launched. It is just apt that we deliver to it to you as fresh as it comes here on Gizmmochina. The Nokia 7 features a glass body laced with a 7000-series aluminium frame. The rear glass panel is a vacuum molded 3D Gorilla Glass 3. The device comes with IP54 rating which is nothing more than a splash-proof body. Also, the Nokia 7 comes in Gloss Black and Matte White and both colour variants are captured in the unboxing photo gallery.
You get a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution which should offer a clear display view even outdoors. The front display is also covered with a Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Perhaps, the most spectacular feature should be the 16MP ZEISS lens with a f/1.8 aperture. The camera samples also featured in the photo gallery below also shows how the new camera lens fare. No doubt, it can capture photos with vivid clarity during daytime but how it would fare at night remains to be seen. The camera doesn’t perform badly for a mid-range phone but we have seen better shots from mid-budget models like the Meizu M6 Note. That is just my opinion by the way.
The Nokia 7 also comes with a 5MP selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 84-degree FOV. The device is powered by a SNapdragon 630 processor backed by 4GB of RAM on some models and 6GB RAM on others. There is 64GB of expandable storage on board. There is also a 3,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and that port onboard is a Type-C port. The Nokia 7 also comes with OZO audio technology which enables it to record 360-degree immersive sound. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and other features. The device will be hitting shelves in China first on October 24 and the 4GB RAM version carries a price tag of 2,499 Yuan (~$377) while the 6 GB RAM variant costs 2,699 Yuan (~$407). Meanwhile, check out the camera samples and Nokia 7’s hands on photos below.