360 Mobiles has always been known for its sleek premium smartphones and the Chinese company did not disappoint with the newly unveiled 360 N7. The smartphone falls in the lower mid-range smartphone cadre but like the Mi 6X, it packs a Snapdragon 660 chipset which is usually used on premium mid-range phones. The chipset is paired with a massive 6GB of RAM while there is a 64GB and a 128GB storage variant. Here’s our first look at the smartphone in hands-on pictures after its launch, thanks to Chinese blog- IThome.
The 360 N7 doesn’t pack a spectacular design per se. It is the same dual-camera setup stacked in a horizontal plane as featured on the 360 N6 Lite and last year’s Xiaomi Mi A1 among others. The major difference is that the rear camera setup actually looks like an arrangement of three sensors just as rumoured but it is actually two cameras and an LED flash at the extreme end. The rear camera is a 16MP + 2MP depth of field sensor. The device equally packs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor at the middle.
The N7 comes with a 5.99-inch full-screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and FullHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The display screen is covered with a 2.5D curved glass which should do no more than preventing the screen from scratches. The 360 N7 also comes with an all-metal body designed using advanced CNC process. The volume rockers and power button are located on the right side of the screen. Another spectacular feature is the 5,030mAH battery under the hood. Despite the massive battery size, the device has support for Quick Charge 3.0. In addition, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based 360 UI which is pretty impressive.
All these and even more for just ¥1699 (~$267)! Yes, that is the price of the 64GB variant while the 128GB version is priced at ¥1899 ($298). Isn’t that amazing? The 360 N7 is available in Moonlight White and Graphite Black but only the Black variant is available presently on Jingdong (JD.com). So, do you think the device ticks all the boxes to become the new mid-range king? We really don’t think so, even though it is a pretty impressive phone. Meanwhile, you can see more photos of the device from below.