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HMD Global announces the new Nokia 7 in China

Christian Jay Magowan  —  1 month ago ( Oct 19, 2017 )    |    Mobile, News

Nokia is still in the rage for bringing new smartphones in the market and this time, it’s the new Nokia 7. The newest handset in HMD Global’s portfolio is a mid-range device in the class between the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 8. Fans of the brand has been longing for a proper mid-range representative of the and Nokia answers without hesitation. The Nokia 7 brings a lot of features to the mid-range market, including those from the Nokia 8 and the best of what’s in there on the Nokia 6.

Nokia 7

The new Nokia 7 is elegantly looking smartphone built in 7000-series Aluminum alloy frame. The handset is designed to put premium elements to the mid-range level with the front and back having a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 lamination in them that sandwiched its metal frame. The front houses a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display and sport a Full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Ticking inside the new Nokia 7 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with 8-core processor, Adreno 508 graphics and either a 4GB or the even more premium 6GB of RAM. The internal storage of the handset is peg at 64GB but users can also slap in a microSD card of up to a 128GB if needed.

Mobile Photos on the new Nokia 7 is handled mainly by a single 16 Megapixel sensor, f/1.8 Aperture, 80-degree wide-angle lens and of course it’s Zeiss optics. The back camera is then supported by a Dual-tone LED flash to assist in low-light conditions and supports 4K videos at 30fps. On the other hand, the front camera is a regular 5 Megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 Aperture, it also has a 84-degree wide-angle lens that’s best for Groufie.

Additionally, the Nokia 7 comes with the company’s Bothie feature where users can stream live videos from the handset’s front and back cameras simultaneously in a single split-screen window. And there’s OZO audio for the most immersive and engaging audio recording and playback experience. The handset will run on 3000mAh battery and boots Android 7.x (Nougat) with HMD Global promising timely monthly updates and sure upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo).

As far as connectivity is concerned, the Nokia 7 packs all the necessary goodies that users are usually looking for. From LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 support are there plus NFC to make wireless mobile payments a good to go.

What seems to be disappointing (though we believed that this could be temporary) is the fact that HMD Global has announced this handset exclusively for the Chinese market. However in time, HMD Global will eventually roll out a global version of the handset however we don’t know when at the moment.

The new Nokia 7 is set to hit store shelves in China on October 24 with prices starts at ¥2,499 (around US$377/Php19.4K) for its 4GB RAM version and ¥2,699 (US$407/Php20.9K) for the 6GB RAM variant and will be available in Black and White.

Christian Jay Magowan

A Medtech by Profession and a big fan of gadgets and whatever technology has for the world. I scour for anything technology and science to provide you with what’s hot in this side of space.