HMD Global Announces the Nokia 7 with Snapdragon 630 in China
The Nokia 7 is the first Nokia phone to have a glass back. Previously, both the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 6 had used aluminium unibody construction with series 6000 aluminium. The Nokia 7, on the other hand, moves to a series 7000 aluminium frame and a 3D Gorilla Glass back. This means the phone now has a metal-and-glass sandwich design, with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and 3D Gorilla Glass on the back sandwiching the series 7000 aluminium frame.
The Nokia 7 also comes with an IP54 rating – which means the phone has splash proofing, but not water resistance. It has a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, making the display size equivalent to that of the Nokia 5. The display diagonal therefore is smaller than the 5.3-inch display of the flagship Nokia 8 and the 5.5-inch display of the lower mid-range Nokia 6.
The Nokia 7’s biggest improvement over the Nokia 6 is the SoC. While the Nokia 6 used the budget 28nm Snapdragon 430 SoC, the Nokia 7 moves up to the Snapdragon 630, which is fabricated on a 14nm FinFET process and promises massive power efficiency improvements. It is not improbable to expect the Nokia 7 to have much better battery life than the Nokia 6, thanks to the improved power efficiency of the 14nm Snapdragon 630 SoC. GPU performance is also better, as the Adreno 508 is much faster than the Adreno 505 GPU found in the Nokia 6.
On the storage and memory front, 64GB of storage comes as standard, and there is a microSD card slot. The Nokia 7 will have different variants with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
The camera has a 16MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 1.12 micron pixels, and dual-tone LED flash. The front facing camera has 5MP resolution, with a f/2.0 aperture, with bigger 1.4um pixels and an 84-degree FOV. HMD Global promotes the Nokia 7 as having “Dual-sight” technology, with the camera being able to take “bothies” – term coined by HMD Global. The Nokia 7 is the second Nokia-branded device to have this capability. It enables the phone to capture photos from the rear and front cameras at the same time, the end result being a combined single image.
In terms of connectivity, the device features a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0. The Snapdragon 630 has the X12 LTE modem, so the Nokia 7 should be able to get speeds up to cat 12 LTE (600Mbps downlink and 150Mbps uplink).
There is a 3,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The phone is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but HMD Global has promised an Oreo update soon.
The Nokia 7 will be offered in Gloss Black and Matte White colours. It will be available in China on October 24 for CNY 2,499 ($377) with 4GB of RAM, and CNY 2,699 ($407) with 6GB of RAM. It is currently unknown whether the Nokia 7 will launch internationally at a later date.
Via: Android Authority Source: HMD Global