It happens so that HMD Global has surprisingly launched a new smartphone called the Nokia, exclusively for the Chinese market. The device features a premium aluminum chassis and the rear side is covered in glass.
The Nokia 7, which is positioned between the Nokia 6 mid-range smartphone and the Nokia 8 flagship, is powered by the Snapdragon 630 processor. And it appears that there will be two different variants of the Nokia 7, one with 4GB RAM and the other with 6GB RAM. Surprisingly, both these variants come with 64GB of internal storage. Normally, smartphones with higher RAM also comes with higher internal storage.
That said, the display is 5.2-inch in size with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The camera on the rear side features a 16MP image sensor with dual-tone flash and supported with an aperture of F1.8. This is quite a jump on both the megapixels and the aperture as compared to the 13MP dual-lens camera and F2.0 of Nokia 8. That said, the front camera of the Nokia 7 features a 5MP selfie snapper. The smartphone also features a Dual-Sight mode that allows users to capture images and video simultaneously from both the front and rear camera (similar to the Bothie mode of the Nokia 8). The cameras also come with ZEISS based lens and the front camera features an 84-degree field of view.
The smartphone also thankfully comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, and while the device runs on Android Nougat, HMD Global has confirmed that there will be an update for Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future. The smartphone also houses a 3000 mAh battery with 18W fast charge support via its USB Type-C port, and there is also a fingerprint scanner on the rear side. The smartphone also features Nokia OZO audio for recording immersive audio.
There is no word yet if HMD Global will ever launch the Nokia 7 in the UAE. For now, it’s available in China for $337 (AED 1237) for the 4GB RAM model and $407 (AED 1494) for the 6GB RAM model. We will update you once the official word is out.