The release of Nokia 8 marked couple of “first” for HMD Global including its status as the company’s first ever flagship smartphone as well as being the first to feature a camera with Zeiss optics and Dual-Sight (fondly referred to as “bothie”) capability. Now, these two features are also available through the newly announced Nokia 7.
In addition to that, the company has also implemented the same Nokia OZO audio technology into Nokia 7 in order to allow it deliver high quality surround sound for video recording. Despite these similarities though, Nokia 7 is actually a different device altogether and not just a toned-down Nokia 8.
For example, Nokia 7’s main camera is equipped with a single 16-megapixels sensor instead of dual camera setup as per Nokia 8. The new phone also with a smaller 5MP front camera as compared to the 13 megapixels front camera on Nokia 8.
In addition to being powered by the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, Nokia 7 is also equipped with a smaller 5.2-inch full HD IPS display. The phone’s chassis is also made from 7000 series aluminum which is apparently stronger than the 6000 series aluminum used for Nokia 8 but the glass portion of Nokia 7’s exterior is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as opposed to Gorilla Glass 5 that was used on the higher-end model.
While Nokia 7 still comes with 64GB internal storage but it is consisted of eMMC 5.1 chip instead of the faster UFS2.1. Last but not least, the phone is equipped with 3,000mAh battery and pre-installed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat that can be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo once it is ready for the device in the near future.
Available with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, Nokia 7 will be made released in China starting from 25 October for CNY 2,499 (about RM 1,594) and CNY 2699 (about RM 1,721) respectively. Its availability in other markets is not yet known at the moment.
(Source: Nokia China)