Nokia 7 debuts with Snapdragon 630, 6GB RAM, IP54 certification

Nokia 7 is now official. The handset was unveiled in China as the new mid-range smartphone from HMD Global. The Nokia 7 is constructed with 7000 series aluminum frame and a vacuum-molded 3D Gorilla Glass panels. On top of the very flashy construction, the Nokia 7 also comes with IP54 which makes it a splash-proof handset.

The Nokia 7

Despite the premium construction, the Nokia 7 remains to be a mid-range handset due to the fact that it ticks with Snapdragon 630 SoC. You'll also have either 4GB or 6GB of RAM depending on which region you're from.

Nokia 7: Carl Zeiss Bothie-capable camera

On the front panel. the Nokia 7 headlines a 5.2-inch screen with a full HD 1080p IPS LCD display. Camera buffs will also be delighted with the 16MP main camera that houses an f/1.8 lens. The selfie camera is a 5MP affair with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field-of-view. The Carl Zeiss imaging also supports this set of cameras for better user experience. In fact you can also do a "Bothie;" it's a feature which uses both front and back cameras for photo and videos and displays its output in split screen, simultaneously.

The back-mounted fingerprint sensor will keep unlocking the phone in a zippy manner. Initially, the Nokia 7 boots with Android 7.1.1 but the Oreo update will be in its roadmap.

Nokia 7 Price and Availability

As of this writing, the Nokia 7 is priced at CNY 2,499 (Php 19,300 in today's exchange rate) for 4GB of RAM, and CNY 2699 (Php 20800) for the 6GB variant. It comes in Gloss Black and White Matte colors.

HMD Global recently released the Nokia 8 in the Philippines, you might also want to check that out.

Nokia 7 Specs

141.2 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm
5.2-inch FHD IPS LCD 1080 x 1920 Pixels display, 424 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Front/back glass, aluminum frame 7000 series
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Chipset
Octa-Core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 CPU
Adreno 508 GPU
16MP f/1.8 1.12um pixel size, PDAF, Carl Zeiss Optics, dual-LED flash
4K video recording
5MP Front Camera, AF, 1.4um, f/2.0
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Hybrid SIM
64GB Internal Storage
Up to 256 via microSD card
4G LTE, 3G, 2G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, LE
USB Type-C 1.0, USB OTG
3.5mm Audio Jack
Fingerprint Sensor, back-mounted
Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, planned Android 8.0 Oreo
3000mAh Battery
Gloss Black, Matte White
CNY 2,499 (Php 19,300)
CNY 2,699 (Php 20,800)
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