HMD Global has added another smartphone to its 2017 lineup. The new smartphone is the Nokia 7 that was unveiled in China and is the device sitting between the current flagship, the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 6.
The Nokia 7 is the first smartphone from the company to come with a glass body. It has Corning Gorilla Glass finish on both the front and the back. The chassis on the other hand is made using 7000-series aluminium. We have been seeing other smartphone manufacturers embracing the glass on the front and back design and HMD does not want to be left behind.
The Nokia 7 has a 5.2 inch display with a Full HD resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage space. These are really good specs for what HMD is referring to as a mid-range smartphone.
For the camera, the Nokia 7 has 16MP shooter at the back and a 5MP wide angle selfie camera in front. HMD says that the Nokia 7 comes with Dual-Sight technology and Bothie (this is the feature that lets you use the front and rear cameras at the same time). Both Dual-Sight technology and Bothie were first seen on the Nokia 8. The cameras on the Nokia 7 have Zeiss Imaging technology but do not use Zeiss optics.
For security, it comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back. The phone comes with Android Nougat out of the box but it will be updated to Oreo very soon.
The Nokia 7 is available in two variants, the 4GB model available for $380 and the 6GB model available for $400. The phone has been launched in China but I expect to see it in international markets soon.