Nokia 7 launched with Bothie camera, Snapdragon 630, glass back; pricing starts from CNY 2499

Nokia 7 joins the line up of HMD Global's Android-powered Nokia handsets but it is the first one to come with a glass back. The pricing for the Nokia 7 starts from CNY 2,499 (approx Rs 25,000)

HMD Global has launched its latest smartphone — the Nokia 7 — in China. Nokia 7 joins the line up of HMD Global's Android-powered Nokia handsets but it is the first one to come with a glass back. The pricing for the Nokia 7 starts from CNY 2,499 (approx Rs 25,000) for the 4 GB RAM variant and it is CNY 2,699 (approx Rs 27,000) for the 6 GB RAM variant. It will start selling on 24 October in China. Pricing and availability details for other countries is not yet known.

Nokia 7 launched with Bothie camera, Snapdragon 630, glass back; pricing starts from CNY 2499

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The Nokia 7 comes with a 7000-series aluminum frame with diamond-cut bevelled edges and the glass back is a vacuum moulded 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone comes with IP54 certification making it splash-proof. It comes in the Gloss Black and Matte White colours.

In terms of internal hardware, the Nokia 7 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC which is paired either 4 GB RAM or 6 GB RAM. It has 64 GB of onboard storage which is expandable using a microSD card. The chipset houses an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at up to 2.2 GHz. Graphics are handled by the Adreno 508 GPU.

The Nokia 7 sports a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS LCD display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and HMD Global has promised an Android Oreo update soon.

Bothie Camera on the Nokia 7. Image: HMD Global

Bothie Camera on the Nokia 7. Image: HMD Global

In terms of connectivity, you get Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, USB Type-C port, NFC, 3.5mm Audio jack and LTE Cat 6 support. There is fingerprint sensor on the rear side just under the primary camera.

The Nokia 7 sports a 16 MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a dual-tone LED flash unit. On the front, you get a 5 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture with 1.4 micron pixel size. The Nokia 7 comes with a Zeiss imaging experience which lets you capture Bothies — a feature where the front and rear cameras can be used simultaneously. The phone also comes with Nokia OZO audio built in for recording sound.

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