So the wait is over – after a lot of speculations and anticipation, Nokia has finally unveiled its Nokia 7 smartphone, which is a much-needed addition to company’s offerings (keep reading to find out why). The device has been launched only a few months after the launch of Nokia 8, which is the flagship offering of the company for this year. And it has first of all been launched in China, with no words about availability in other markets.
However, it’s expected that at least one more mobile market is gonna get it soon, and that is India. In India HMD Global, the company with rights to Nokia brand is holding a press event on October 31, where it’s rumored that Nokia 7 may be launched in country’s local market.
Nokia 7: Specifications
Coming to the specs, Nokia 7 is a totally loaded device with 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 630 processor, 5.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD display with Gorilla Glass protection, 16mp main camera, and 5mp secondary camera. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, and it will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo as well. The device is powered by 3,300 mAh battery, and it comes in two variants:
- A 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of internal storage
- And a 6GB RAM variant with 128GB of internal storage.
A standout feature of Nokia 7 is Bothie mode. This feature allows the user to use both front and rear cameras at the same time for capturing a photo or recording a video and then joins both photos/videos together side by side to create a single photo/video. The feature can also be used during video calls and live video streaming. This feature is expected to be a hit among today’s social media savvy generation because it allows for some very fun and interesting photography moments.
Price of Nokia 7
In the beginning of this article, I had said that this is a crucial addition to company’s offerings. And the reason behind it lies in the pricing of this phone. The Nokia 7 stands between Nokia 6, which is a budget phone, and Nokia 8, which is company’s flagship offering. Now between these budget and flagship devices, a mid-range phone was missing. Nokia 7 fills that void. By selling for a price tag of around $400, it’ll act as company’s warrior in the mid-range segment. Therefore, it’s a very crucial addition to HMD’s product lines.
Pros & Cons
Now let’s talk a bit about the pros and cons of this device. While this phone is completely loaded with high-level specs, there’re a few areas of shortcomings too, which can be classified as follows:
|Great display||Wide bezels|
|Powerful configuration||Hybrid SIM slots|
|Premium build quality||Non-removable battery|
|Quick Charge 3.0 support|
|Stock Android, which guarantees updates|
Among the shortcomings of this device, the major ones are non-removable battery and wide bezels of the device. At a time when devices are getting as bezel-less as possible, Nokia has still decided to keep the bezels intact for some reason, which is a little weird. The device will look and feel outdated at a much faster pace due to its large bezels. Rest is all pretty good, as you can see for yourself.
What do you think about this phone? Will you like to get a Nokia 7 over other mid-range offerings? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.