Nokia 7 is unveiled carrying 5.2-inch screen, 3,000mAh battery and Dual-Sight cameras


The Nokia 7 was introduced this morning in China by HMD Global. The glass and aluminum clad device carries a 5.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). Under the hood you'll find the Snapdragon 630 chipset, which comes with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 508 GPU. One version comes with 4GB of RAM (priced at ¥2,499, which is the equivalent of $377 USD), and a second variant features 6GB of RAM (priced at ¥2,699, which converts into $407 USD based on current exchange rates). Both models are equipped with 64GB of expandable native storage.

Adorning the back of the phone is a 16MP camera with an aperture of f/1.8. A 5MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and video chats, and the Dual-Sight feature (seen on the Nokia 8) allows users to take pictures and videos using both the back and front camera simultaneously. Nokia calls these dual-sided pictures and videos "Bothies." We will have to see whether that name catches on.

Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, and yes Virginia, there is a 3.5mm earphone jack on board. While the Nokia 7 is pre-installed with Android Nougat, HMD says that the device will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Nokia 7 will launch in China on October 24th. As for now, it will be exclusive to the Chinese market.

source: HMDGlobal

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20 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Should have come with Android Oreo out of the box.Now they have to give OS upgrades for only 12 months.

2. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

All Nokia phones will get android P

3. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I think that's exactly what he meant. O soon and P in a year.

4. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

They are already providing more than a year old OS in their phones.So Nokia should stop marketing latest OS.If they would have given Android Oreo out of the box,they would have to give Android Q. R.I.P in Project Treble.

5. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

All the phones launched after official Android Oreo should come with Android Oreo out of the box.Most of the OEMs are still providing a year old OS preinstalled in their phones,So they don't have to support for 24 months.

10. DavidDau

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

How long do you guy think the OEM need to produce a new phone? Do you think they just collect a set of hardware and install the OS on? Nah, lots of work need to be done, sure!

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Not true. Look at Motorola, Nokia has used their business model and product line-up to shovel their way out of the sh#t. Moto has C/+, E/+, G/+/s, X, ZP/ZF categories according to the line up. Nokia will have 2,3,5,6,7,8,9. At the same price points, but you get a spec and goodies advantage towards the Moto and build quality and camera advantage towards the Nokia. However it's not as simple as that. At or above the $350 price range Motorola's build quality is on par with Nokia. But what you need to understand is both companies don't want to spend a lot of cash on software so they employ vanilla android with a few tweaks here and there so once Qualcomm decides it doesn't want to employ the resources to provide the drivers for a bit older chipsets the OEM will not spend all that extra cash to develop those drivers in-house to upgrade a phone that is working reasonably well atm. So if QC decides to discontinue driver support for SD430 and SD625, tough luck Nokia and Moto for keeping your promises of P or Q or whatever they tell the consumer when they want to sell it.

11. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

but advantage of stock, Google can create those drivers if there is enough demand.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22394; Member since: May 28, 2014

Actually, it is true. Nokia made the promise to update their 2017 handsets to Android P, and they are already testing Oreo. Pretty sure that they will come through with their promise and all of their 2017 handsets will receive the Android P update, and I don’t think Qualcomm will stop providing the driver support for the 400 and 600 series SoC’s you mentioned so soon.

8. Beijendorf unregistered

It doesn't matter which version it's released with. HMD have already promised an update to Android P at the minimum for all 2017 phones. I wouldn't be too surprised if they went even further than that.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Cameras has an f/1.8 aperture, so I'm sure the camera will be class leading in the $300-400 range phones. The SoC is also brand new, which is another good thing. The FPS is located at the back, which is a curious choice as Nokia 6 has a front mounted FPS, something that I prefer. But at least it has an FPS, so it's a good thing, I guess! Unfortunately, it doesn't look like a $400 phone. The bezels are too thick (But still slimmer than iPhone 8 Plus!) and it doesn't have that 'exotic' 2:1 aspect ratio. Will it be a sales success? Now, that's a MILLION DOLLAR question. Let's put things into perspective: Xiaomi Mi A1 has 'roughly' the same specs (A Snapdragon 626, hence the 'roughly') with a larger 5.5" display and it costs about $250 with same stock Android experience and future updates. Whereas the $200 Huawei's Honor 7X not only has an 'infinity' display with 2:1 aspect ratio measuring at 6 Inches, but it also possess beefy specs and is built on a 16nm architecture and can easily keep-up with the likes of 626 and 630 (Except for gaming, it has a pathetic GPU). And last but not the least; There's Samsung Galaxy A7 which not only has a bigger display (5.7") but it's also AMOLED with various great features like an always on display and IP67 certification (Something this Nokia lacks) and on top of that, there's this absolutely stunning Samsung Experience that comes with it which seems to be even more optimized than Stock Android for some reasons! It's a tough crowd, real TOUGH CROWD, my ex-beloved Nokia. But let it not be said that I didn't wish you good luck. So... Good Luck and; G'Day!

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Or Just get OP5 (oh wait, it's out of stock) SD625 and SD630 should stay on sub-$250 price range. A midranger should use SD660.

13. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

what i learn about Nokia, they anounce phone with European price but worldwide they are cheaper. Take example of Nokia 8, Nokia anounce it as €599 device but in market like malyasia, Middle east, Hongkong etc it is priced around €450. so i wont be suprised if this device cost less than €299 in other markets.

14. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Nokia 7 also use -LPDDR4 ram which is plus compare to other midranger -more ram 4GB and 6GB -OZO Audio which is flagship class MIC, even better than one found in HTC U11 (Nokia 8 use this) -Alluminium 7000 i will wait for review first.

15. Beijendorf unregistered

>Samsung Experience >more optimized Pick one. Samsung is bloatware galore.

9. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

at last an appropriate midranger with better chipset. the design is so Nokia i'd say, and i love it.

16. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

selfie attack

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22394; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice! Hope this makes its way across the seas to the states. The design looks just like the Nokia 6, and that’s a great thing. SD630 will provide a better user experience than the 430 that’s in the N6, also.

19. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I actually love the look of this a bit better than the 6, though that one is still lovely in copper.

20. Duncdawg26

Posts: 177; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Some real competition for for the Moto X4 but I agree about the price being too much for sd630. I'd much rather go with a sd625 phone at half the price. The honor 7x is really looking good if it can stay at $200 here in the States. The sd65X's made it to the $300 and $400 price range, some even lower...? Seems like it takes 2 years to get over the cost of the smaller fin size :/

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