tech2 News Staff Feb 26, 2018 09:32 AM IST
HMD Global, the company that is behind all the Nokia-branded smartphones in the market has launched Nokia 7 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC). The company launched the Nokia 7 Plus along with four other devices, the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 1 and the Nokia 8110 Slider with VoLTE at its launch event. HMD has priced the device at € 399 which is about Rs 31,804 and will go on sale from April in select markets.
The design of the Nokia 7 Plus had already leaked out days before the event and there was barely anything new to ogle at in terms of the exterior. HMD Global has managed to pack some decent hardware on paper in the device including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with an octa-core CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics-intensive tasks. In comparison, the Nokia 6 (2018) features a Snapdragon 630 SoC. The 7 Plus packs in a 6.0-inch IPS LCD screen along with FHD+ resolution (1080x2160 pixels) in 18:9 aspect ratio and 403 PPI pixel density.
The Nokia 7 Plus will come with 64 GB internal storage with support for a microSD card with up to 256 GB capacity. The company has reduced the RAM to 4 GB instead of the 6 GB that came with the Nokia 7. It sports Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box while the microSD card takes up the second SIM slot. What is interesting is the fact that 7 Plus will be part of Android One program from Google. The reason for this is because HMD Global announced that all its devices including Nokia 3 and above will be the part of Android One program. Another detail that one can easily miss is the fact that the device packs a 3,800 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.
At the back there's a dual camera setup on the back of the device with a sensor that captures 12 MP images at the f/1.75 aperture and second sensor that captures 13 MP images at f/2.6 aperture. To improve the focus of the dual camera system on the back HMD Global has added a dual pixel phase detection. Selfie lovers will get an image sensor on the front of the smartphone that captures 16 MP images at f/2.0 aperture. Users can also shoot images a 2x optical zoom. Similar to the Nokia 8 (2017) and Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus will also come with Carl Zeiss optics.
The device comes with a 3.5-mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, reversible USB Type-C port, FM Radio and all the other usual connectivity options. Last but not the least, the device comes with Nokia OZO spatial recording that uses 3 microphones to record the audio around the device.
Disclaimer: Tech2 was invited to MWC 2018 by Huawei, who were responsible for all expenses related to travel and accommodation.