After launching Nokia 7 last year, HMD Global is now preparing to launch its bigger variant — Nokia 7 Plus. The phone, which appeared last month in the Nokia’s unreleased camera app, has now been spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench.
This is the first time that the information regarding the upcoming Nokia 7 Plus has surfaced online. While we were expecting the phone to pack bigger display and a better processor, nothing was known apart from the phone’s name.
Now, the benchmark listing of the Nokia 7 Plus reveals that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor along with 4GB RAM. It also reveals that the device will run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box.
In comparison, the Nokia 7, which was launched in China in October last year, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and 4GB/6GB RAM. It features a 5.2-inch Full-HD IPS display with a layer of Gorilla Glass on top.
In the benchmark results of the Nokia 7 Plus, the phone scores 1636 in the single-core test while the score for the multi-core test stands at 5902. No more information is available at this time regarding this phone.
While we don’t expect the Nokia 7 Plus to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress, there’s a possibility that the company could announce the phone at MWC for the global market given that Nokia 7 is still China exclusive.
The company is likely to launch its next flagship phone — the Nokia 9, among others at MWC 2018. The Finland-based company is also expected to announce Smart Home products at the February 25 press event.
Apart from the flagship Nokia 9, HMD Global could also take the wraps off Nokia 1 as well as the Nokia 6 (2018) for the global market. We also expected to see the launch of Nokia 3310 4G as well as the Nokia 7’s global rollout, as the phone has only been launched in China. We’ll have to wait until the event to find out the company’s plan for the year.