After launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8, HMD Global, the company with the license to produce Nokia-branded smartphones has announced the Nokia 7, the latest entrant into its series of Android smartphones with the Nokia brand name.
The Nokia 7 is a mid-range smartphone with nice specifications and an appropriate price tag to go with it.
Nokia 7 Review
The Nokia 7 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, and will be upgraded alongside other Nokia Android smartphones to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo as promised by HMD Global.
Design & Display
Like other mid-range devices in the series, the Nokia 7 comes with a 5.2-inch display which is made out of 2.5D curved glass is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution.
The smartphone’s chassis is made from 7000 series aluminium and it has diamond cut bevelled edges. It features a fingerprint sensor on the rear and uses on-screen buttons for navigation. The phone comes just 7.92 millimetres thick.
Memory & Performance
The Nokia 7 is powered by the mid-range octa-core Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform processor which runs on the 14nm process and is clocked at 2.2GHz, while its graphics operations are carried out by an Adreno 508 GPU.
The device comes in two LPDRR4 RAM variants, the first with a size of 4GB and the second with a size of 6GB. Both have 64GB of eMMC 5.1 internal memory that can be further expanded up to 128GB using an external microSD card.
The smartphone sports a 16MP camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens, a f/1.8 aperture and PDAF at the rear, along with a dual-tone LED flash for lighting.
A 5MP camera with 84-degree wide-angle lens, a f/2.0 aperture and a 1.12um pixel size is present at the front for taking selfies and groupies.
Battery & Connectivity
The Nokia 7 packs a 3000mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charging and comes with a hybrid dual Nano SIM slot which can be used to access 4G VoLTE networks. It has Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connectivity, and GPS for location tracking. It also has a USB Type-C port for charging and inter-gadget data transfer.
Nokia 7 Full Specifications
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz.
- 4G: LTE with VoLTE.
- Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
- SIM Type: Nano SIM.
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM.
- OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo.
- User Interface: n/a.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: 141.2 * 71.45 * 7.92 mm.
- Weight: –
- Display size: 5.2 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD).
- Pixel resolution: n/a.
- Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Build: 7000 series aluminium design, Diamond cut bevelled edges.
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Colours: Gloss Black and Matt White.
- Processor Name/Technology: Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform.
- Processor Speed: 2.2GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: Octa-Core.
- Graphics Processor: Adreno 508.
- RAM: 4GB / 6GB LPPDDR4.
- Internal Storage: 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal memory.
- External Storage: expandable up to 128GB with microSD.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint sensor.
- Lens: 16MP.
- LED Flash: dual-tone LED flash.
- Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
- 1.12um sensor.
- f/1.8 aperture.
- ZEISS optics.
- 80-degree wide angle lens.
- Lens: 5MP.
- LED Flash: –
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: –
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology: –
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: No.
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
- WiFi: WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes
- USB: USB Type-C.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 3000mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? No.
- Fast Charging: Yes, 9V/2A.
- Extra Features: –
- Launch Date: October 19, 2017.
- Availability: October 24, 2017.
How much is Nokia 7?
The Nokia will be available for sale from the 24th of October, and will cost $376 for the 4GB RAM variant and $406 for the 6GB RAM variant. It’s currently available for pre-booking on Chinese e-commerce sites like JD.com, Suning and Tmall.