Nokia 7 Launched with Snapdragon 630, Premium Design and ZEISS Camera

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 1

HMD Global has officially announced the Nokia 7 smartphone that boasts a premium design with mid-range specs. The smartphone was unveiled earlier today through a launch event in China.

Design and Display

The Nokia 7 is the first smartphone from the company to feature a glass and aluminum combination chassis. The rear panel of the smartphone features vacuum molded 3D Gorilla Glass 3 that is flanked with 7000-series aluminum frame. The IP54 rating ensures that it is a splash-proof body. The dimensions of the Nokia 7 are 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm and it comes in color variants like Gloss Black and Matte White.

The Nokia 7 has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display that carries support for full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The screen is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. Like the Nokia 8, the Nokia 7 has thick bezels above and below the display. The bottom bezel houses capacitive buttons.

Performance, Cameras and Other Features

The Nokia 7 is fueled by Snapdragon 630 chipset and it comes in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants. The native storage available on the phone is 64 GB. It also features a microSD card slot. It is packed with a 3,000mAh battery that is enabled with 18W fast charging. The handset is preinstalled with Android 7.1 Nougat and it is upgradeable to Android Oreo.

The rear side of the Nokia 7 has a f/1.8 aperture 16-megapixel ZEISS lens that is enabled with a dual-tone LED flash. For shooting selfies, the smartphone is fitted with a f/2.0 aperture 5-megapixel snapper that offers an 84-degree field of view.

The Dual-sight technology that allows Nokia 8 users to shoot photos and videos using the front and rear cameras simultaneously is available on the Nokia 7. HMD Global calls such split screen videos and photos that are shot using both the cameras as Bothies. With OZO audio technology onboard, it can record 360-degree immersive sound. The other features of the Nokia 7 include rear-mounted fingerprint reader, USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Cat. 6 LTE modem, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, v5.0 Bluetooth, NFC and GPS.

Pricing and Availability

Nokia 7 will be available in China starting from Oct. 24. The Nokia 7 model with 4 GB of RAM carries a price tag of 2,499 Yuan (~$377) and its 6 GB RAM variant costs 2,699 Yuan (~$407). As of this writing, there is no information available on which other countries will be receiving the Nokia 7.