Launched together with a slew of new devices from HMD Global is the new Nokia 7 Plus. The new handset is the company’s first to equipped an 18:9-inch display and it’s distinctively huge. But you won’t notice its huge display that much because the Nokia 7 Plus takes the forms of the new hardware design where bezels are trimmed down to an acceptable levels while the screen takes largest real estate of the from of the handset.
From the humble beginnings of the China exclusive Nokia 7 of last year, the new Nokia 7 Plus gears up the specs which already begun with the display that we’ve talked about above. Next is the new dual camera sensors on the back with Zeiss optics and the bump up Selfie camera on the front. almost everything under the hood has been upgraded as well with the latest tech components in the industry which led us to a device that sits between the high-end category and the mid-range realm.
The new Nokia 7 Plus is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC together with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The handset comes with a large 6-inch IPS display with an 18:9 Aspect Ratio through a 1080 x 2160 pixels Full-HD+ resolution screen. protecting the device is a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass that will shield the from the light scratches. It is housed by a 6000-grade unibody aluminum with a ceramic-feel to it and a copper lining on the frame for premium build quality.
It’s imaging capabilities are highlights of the new Nokia 7 Plus. Gone is the single main camera from its predecessor, the Nokia 7 Plus includes a dual camera sensor on the back that comprises a 12 Megapixel wide-angle lens with f/1.7 Aperture and a 13 Megapixel telephoto with f/2.6 Aperture lens with Zeiss optics and a dual-tone LED flash. The front also received a significant upgrade that forces the camera from 5 Megapixel to 16 Megapixel, A perfect Selfie camera for a perfect Nokia phone indeed.
If you’d handled a Nokia Android device before, taking photos and videos with the new Nokia 7 Plus is a whole new experience altogether. Remember the Camera app that graced on Nokia devices on Windows, We’ll HMD Global now has the rights to use that features with their Nokia branded handsets and we are seeing the first iteration of that camera app or its implementation on Nokia’s running Android starting with Nokia 7 Plus. Manual controls has never been this cool on any Android device, HMD Global just nailed the camera app.
Of course, besides this new camera controls, features like Bothie and Ozo audio enhanced video recording are the main stays on Nokia devices and as expected, you’ll see them both as well in action on the Nokia 7 Plus.
Connectivity-wise, the Nokia 7 Plus features 4G/LTE capabilities with VoLTE support and includes a Hybrid dual-SIM tray. In supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0 support, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC and FM radio. It uses a fast USB-C interface under USB 2.0 specifications for wired data transfers and charging. Speaking of charging, the Nokia 7 Plus includes a large 3800 mAh non-removable battery.
Finally, the Nokia 7 Plus runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box and is now part of Google’s Androidone program. Basically, every Nokia device right now has become part of Androidone program though the program name has been tarnished by other Androidone participants especially on delivering timely updates, Nokia on the other hand is widely known to fulfill their promises when it comes to updates both on major and monthly system updates with as almost as fast as the Google devices, branding these Nokia devices as part of the Androidone program seems to have just formalized their intentions from the beginning.
The Nokia 7 Plus will be available in Black/Copper and White/Copper color options with an introductory price of 400 Euros. The handset is set to hit the store shelves this April.