The Nokia 7 packs a 3000mAh battery and can be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo

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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

Nokia 7 Specs

Software

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.

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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.

Camera

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.

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Nokia 7 Full Specifications

Nokia 7

Technology

  • 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.

Hardware

  • 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.
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Camera

Rear

  • Lens: 16MP.
  • LED Flash: dual-tone LED flash.
  • Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
  • Properties:
    • 1.12um sensor.
    • f/1.8 aperture.
    • PDAF.
    • ZEISS optics.
    • 80-degree wide angle lens.

Front

  • Lens: 5MP.
  • LED Flash: –
  • Video recording: Yes.
  • Properties: –

Multimedia

  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: –
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
  • FM Radio: No.

Connectivity

  • 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

  • Battery Capacity: 3000mAh.
  • Battery Technology: Li-ion.
  • Removable? No.
  • Fast Charging: Yes, 9V/2A.

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

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