Beijing: HMD Global, the licensee of Nokia brand, has added another smartphone to its 2017 lineup. The Finnish startup has announced the launch of Nokia 7, the first Android device from the brand to sport a glass back.
A mid-range smartphone exclusively for the Chinese market, Nokia 7 brings premium design and new Bothie camera feature to its mid-range lineup.
The smartphones India launch date or its availability outside China has not been announced so far.
Among the highlights of the handset is the 7000 series aluminium body and Corning Gorilla Glass on the back panel. In fact, the Nokia 7 rear panel uses 3D glass thermoforming technology for casting and features with rounded corners.
Nokia 7 Specification
Nokia 7 comes with IP54 certification, with new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 clocked at 1.8GHz, and is paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. microSD cards are supported for expanding the built-in 64GB of storage.
The screen is a 5.2" 1080p IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The main camera is a 16 MP unit with f/1.8 aperture, 1.12um pixels, and a dual-tone LED flash. For selfies you have a 5 MP f/2.0 snapper with larger 1.4um pixels and an 84-degree field-of-view.
Other Nokia 7 features include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headset jack, NFC, and LTE Cat.6. The system keys are capacitive, and the fingerprint sensor is on the back. The handset runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat (with an Oreo update promised) and has a 3,000 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
Currently, Nokia 7 has been launched exclusively for the Chinese market, and will be going on sale starting Tuesday. Nokia with 4GB of RAM is priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000) and the one with 6GB RAM at CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 26,500). The new phone comes with 4K video with Nokia OZO audio technology that supports 360-degree recording.