Last month, HMD Global launched a range of smartphones in the Indian market, including Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 6 (2018). The Nokia 7 Plus has now received a new over-the-air (OTA) update, which brings the dual VoLTE support to the smartphone.
Till now, the Nokia 7 Plus supported 4G VoLTE in SIM 1 but the SIM 2 was limited to 3G connectivity. With this new update, both SIM 1 and SIM 2 slots will support 4G VoLTE connectivity. The update comes with the version number V2.22A and also brings other changes such as user interface enhancements, improved system stability, and the latest May 2018 Android security patch.
During the launch of the smartphone, Nokia had also promised that it will roll out an update which will enable Face Unlock feature of the Nokia 7 Plus. However, the Face Unlock feature has not yet been enabled on the smartphone.
The Nokia 7 has also been named among the few eligible devices that will receive the recently announced Android P Developer Preview 2. Users who are interested to test out the new Android P Beta can sign up for the Developer Preview 2 OTA update on Nokia’s website here.
Not many smartphones support dual 4G VoLTE connectivity. However, there are a few devices available in India that supports such feature, including the Honor View 10, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, and the recently launched Oppo smartphone Realme 1.
The Nokia 7 Plus features a 6-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display with screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 660 processor, along with 4GB RAM. It packs 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The smartphone comes with a dual camera setup on the back consisting of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor. It supports 2x optical zoom and is accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. On the front side, the smartphone sports a 16-megapixel fixed focus camera with f/2.0 aperture and Zeiss optics.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C (2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box, the smartphone packs a 3,800mAh battery.