It’s that time of the year again. Smartphone brands are on the roll in releasing new products to gear up for the holiday season. And one of them is Nokia, with the new Nokia 7.
Thanks to HMD Global, Nokia’s comeback is coming in smooth and really polished. With this new release, it’s clear that HMD is really trying to bring back the crown to Nokia.
The Nokia 7 is positioned in the midrange market — a category that’s been a big hit in most Asian countries, especially in the Philippines. But unlike most competing devices like the Huawei Nova 2i and the Vivo V7+, Nokia’s bet doesn’t sport the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio screen.
Instead, Nokia is sticking with 16:9. The new handset will have a 5.2-inch IPS display with a sharp 1920 x 1080 resolution, protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
The device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 chipset, available in 4GB and 6GB RAM configurations.
Moreover, the Nokia 7 is powered by a 3000mah battery and it runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat according to the the box, but it’s Android 8.0 Oreo ready as well. All these are encased in a 7000 series aluminum chassis. So rest assured that the Nokia 7 is built well, and looking really sharp.
Probably where this phone shines is in capturing moments. The company is also introducing “Bothie” (No, not “Booty”). This lets you simultaneously use the 16-megapixel primary camera and the wide-angle 5-megapixel shooter in front side-by-side.
The company also developed a new technology called Nokia OZO Audio, which lets the device capture impressive audio during video or voice recording — perfect for aspiring artists out there.
Nokia 7 Specs
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat (8.0 Oreo ready)
- 5.2-inch FHD IPS display,1920 x 1080 resolution, ~423ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB LPPDDR4 RAM
- Adreno 508 GPU
- 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
- 5-megapixel front camera, 1.4um, 84-degree wide-angle, f/2.0
- 16-megapixel rear camera, 1.12um, ZEISS Dual-Sight Technology, f/1.8 LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4G LTE Cat.6
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB Type-C, OTG compatible
- Nokia OZO audio
- Dimensions: 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm
- 3000mAh battery
The Nokia 7 will be available in China beginning October 24. It will retail for CNY2,499 (around Php19,500) for the 4GB RAM variant, while the 6GB one will be priced at CNY2,699 (around Php21,000). Pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be known.