Although it may not be a phone you will ever get a chance to buy thanks to being released only in China, HMD Global has officially announced the Nokia 7 smartphone. This mid-range phone is part of HMD Global’s continued resurrection of the Nokia brand and from a business standpoint, being able to offer a device in the large Chinese market is an important step.
The Nokia 7 comes equipped with a Snapdragon 630 processor and buyers can opt for either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The Nokia 7 also gets 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. For the screen, the Nokia 7 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD running at 1080p HD resolution.
HMD Global has been talking up their partnership with Zeiss for photography and for the Nokia 7 they installed a 16MP f1.8 camera for the rear and a 5MP front-facing camera. Similar to some efforts we have seen in the past, the camera app on the Nokia 7 is capable of capturing images from both cameras at one time in a split screen format, which HMD Global is pushing as a “bothie.”
Some of the other hardware onboard the Nokia 7 includes a 3,000 mAh battery, a USB Type C connection, a typical array of sensors, a fingerprint scanner, and support for NFC. Like other Nokia devices, the Nokia 7 gets a plain vanilla Android install with no additional skins or UI. This should help keep updates rolling in a bit faster and HMD Global has already promised the Nokia 7 will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Nokia 7 will be available starting October 24th although consumers can start to place pre-orders today. The 4GB version is priced at ¥2,499 ($377 USD) and the 6GB version gets bumped up to ¥2,699 ($407 USD). Color options include a Gloss Black and Matte White.