Just as speculated, Nokia took to the stage at the MWC 2018 expo today, and just announced what can be considered its best midrange phone yet, the 7 Plus, with pure Android Oreo One on board for faster software updates. In line with the trend, it sports a 6" panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio, which results from the 1080 x 2160 (FHD+) resolution.
Under the hood you'll find the Snapdragon 660 mobile platform, carrying an octa-core CPU running at a clock speed of 2.2GHz; the Adreno 512 GPU is also on board. With 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, the phone offers more than many midrangers do. There is a huge 3800 mAh battery on board, which, combined with the midrange chipset and screen resolution, could easily hit two-day life with normal usage.
The high-contrast LCD screen carries a polarizer layer for an outstanding viewing experience even in bright sunlight. In addition, the Nokia 7 Plus sports a modern Type-C USB port for fast charging the huge 3800 mAh battery, and does have a standard 3.5mm earphone jack.
A dual camera setup using Zeiss optics is on the back (12MP + 13MP with 2x optical zoom), while a front-facing 16 MP camera, again with the Zeiss branding, handles selfies and video chats, and combines four pixels into one for better quality.
The phone sports a Pro Camera mode, too, which lets you take pictures by giving you easy manual control over advanced camera settings like white balance, focus, ISO, shutter speed and exposure. The handset captures stereo audio while filing with three noise-canceling mics, in line with the best of Nokia's traditions in audio recording.
Price and release date
The Nokia 7 Plus will be available in Black / Copper and White / Copper from early April, and will retail for a global average MSRP of €399. All in all, it sounds like a true winner at the pricing that Nokia asks for it, but we will have a hands-on preview with the phone for you soon, and will give you direct impressions, so stay tuned at PhoneArena for more juicy Nokia tidbits.