Official: This is #Nokia 7

HMD Global today announced the Nokia 7. Nokia 7 is HMD’s higher end midrange device that is supposed to fill the price (and specifications) gap between the Nokia 6, that retails at €229 and Nokia 8, that retails at €500-600. The 7 was announced today in China, and will be available starting October 24th on the Chinese market. The device is at the moment China-exclusive. Details follow down below.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm (1.2mm camera bump)
  • 5.2-inch FullHD (1080p) screen, Gorila Glass 3
  • Aluminum 7000 with Glass Back
  • Snapdragon 630
  • 4GB and 6GB RAM (LPRDDR4)
  • 64GB of internal storage (eMMC 5.1)
  • 16MP f/1.8 ZEISS rear camera with 1.12µm size of pixels (80° angle)
  • 5MP f/2.0 front camera with 1.4µm size of pixels (84° angle)
  • OZO Audio, Bothie and 4K video recording
  • 3000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3
  • USB Type C and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n, BT 5, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS
  • Black and White color options
  • Android 7.1.1 (upgrade coming to 8)
  • Price: CNY2,499 (4GB model) or €320/ CNY2,699 (6GB model) or €345

The, at the moment, China-exclusive Nokia 7 comes in an aluminum 7000 unibody made in what HMD calls (translated from Chinese) “hot press molding technology” meaning that it features a “thermally formed, vacuum moulded Corning® Gorilla® Glass front and back to deliver a strong, pocketable smartphone with a sleek silhouette.” The Gorilla Glass in question is Gorilla Glass 3. The device carries a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen with 423 ppi, Snapdragon 630, 64GB of expandable internal storage, 3000mAh battery, that supports Quick Charge 3 and utilizes USB Type C. HMD opted for 2 configurations of Nokia 7: One with 4GB RAM and one with 6GB RAM. The good thing is they use LPRDDR4 RAM, that is faster than the RAM used on Nokia 6 and below.

“To some people, a smartphone is purely functional, to others it’s a vital luxury accessory, a cannot-live-without partner that reflects so much of their personal style and lifestyle. Nokia 7 is a design-led style-icon that doesn’t compromise on functionality. We’ve packed in our latest innovations, like Dual-Sight, which gave rise to the Bothie phenomenon – a culturally relevant feature that has captured the imaginations of content creators around the world. Unique capabilities and iconic style encapsulate Nokia 7.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global

Nokia 7 comes, on paper, with a well-equipped camera that features a 16MP sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and ZEISS optics. The phone can record up to 4K 30fps videos and sound using OZO Audio Technology. The front camera is a 5MP one, with f/2.0 aperture, bigger 1.4µm pixels and supports capturing bothies and Dual-Sight video.

Nokia 7 will be available starting October 24th for the Chinese market and can be preordered via Nokia’s TMall store here, or via JD.com or Suning. The 4GB variant costs €320, while the price of the 6GB goes to €345. The device will be available in Black and White, running Android 7.1.1 out of the box, but with Android 8 Oreo right around the corner. It’s not known when this device will go global, but we hope till the end of the year.

Learn more about Nokia 7 on the official site. Down below follows the press release.


Shanghai, China, 19 October 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced Nokia 7, a compact, design-led smartphone wrapped in 7000 series aluminium chassis with diamond cut bevelled edges. The pocketable beauty has a sleek glass finish including a 3D glass curvature back – the perfect storytelling accessory for style-forward users.

Beautiful, pocketable and compact, the Nokia 7, powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 630 Mobile Platform, is packed with creative tools including; a ZEISS imaging experience with Dual-Sight technology, highly sensitive cameras to capture crisp imagery even in low light conditions and Nokia OZO Audio to record immersive sound.

Harnessing both front and rear cameras simultaneously directly from your camera app, the Dual-Sight technology creates the “Bothie” – a split screen visual for both photos and videos that simultaneously delivers both sides of the story.

With a bright LCD display the result is an amazing visual experience suitable for all conditions. Paired with the latest clean, secure and up-to-date AndroidTM Nougat operating system (upgradeable to Android Oreo), Nokia 7 is the ultimate luxury accessory.

Design-led, style-forward most useful luxury accessory

The Nokia 7’s 7000 series aluminium chassis adds strength and beauty with diamond cut bevelled edges, combining premium materials with stylish design and the craftsmanship you would expect from a Nokia phone. It also features a thermally formed, vacuum moulded Corning® Gorilla® Glass front and back to deliver a strong, pocketable smartphone with a sleek silhouette.

Nokia 7 brings you a bigger experience without the bigger handset thanks to the tightly packaged 5.2” screen and 7.9mm slim body. It also features an integrated fingerprint sensor, positioned on the back of the phone, and will be available in Gloss Black and Matt White.

Capture, share and playback truly unique content

Nokia 7 is packed with features that help you unleash your creative side including a China debut collaboration with ZEISS on Android smartphones. Nokia 7 ensures you capture those all important moments in the best possible light. The wide angle primary camera captures 4K video recording at 30 fps, meaning moments can always be captured in stunning ultra-high definition. And thanks to Nokia OZO Audio, which captures sound in incredible detail with playback on any device or web service, you can enjoy high-fidelity surround sound and re-live all your memories.

Say ‘Hello’ to Bothie – be less Selfie, be more Bothie

There are two sides to every story and the Dual-Sight feature of Nokia 7 is designed to help you create and share the full picture. Both front and back cameras capture wide angles and have great low-light performance for outstanding images in varying conditions. The 16 MP rear camera is equipped with powerful ZEISS imaging technology to enhance your storytelling experience.

You can share immersive content across your social channels that your friends and followers will aspire to create themselves. Content creators can capture truly unique #Bothies through the Dual-Sight functionality without having to leave the camera app.

Both front and back cameras are highly sensitive and deliver outstanding images in all conditions – even low light – meaning your pictures capture more light than ever before with stunning colour and clarity.

Designed to perform

Nokia 7 harnesses the fast and power-efficient Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 630 Mobile Platform, which has been seamlessly integrated to maximise performance and battery life, enabling features like Dual-Sight, leaving you free to immerse yourself in everything from crystal clear videos to lag-free gaming for longer.

Nokia 7 delivers a clean Android experience, with no skins or UI layers, to match its effortlessly chic design. It features the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system (upgradable to Android Oreo in the future). Monthly security updates help keep your Nokia 7 secure.

“To some people, a smartphone is purely functional, to others it’s a vital luxury accessory, a cannot-live-without partner that reflects so much of their personal style and lifestyle. Nokia 7 is a design-led style-icon that doesn’t compromise on functionality. We’ve packed in our latest innovations, like Dual-Sight, which gave rise to the Bothie phenomenon – a culturally relevant feature that has captured the imaginations of content creators around the world. Unique capabilities and iconic style encapsulate Nokia 7.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global

Nokia 7 will be available to buy in China from 24 October for ¥2,499 with 4 GB of RAM or ¥2,699 with 6 GB of RAM. The Nokia 7 is now available to pre-order on JD.com, Suning and Tmall.

Technical specifications for Nokia 7i

Networks GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900

CDMA: BC0 (1X / EVDO Rev.A

WCDMA: B1, 2, 5, 8

TD-SCDMA: B34, 39

FDD-LTE: B1, 3, 5, 8

TD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41

Network speed LTE Cat 6, 2CA, 300Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
OS Android Nougat (Oreo ready)
Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform
RAM 4 GB LPPDDR4/ 6 GB LPPDDR4

Storage: 64 GB eMMC 5.1 internal memoryii with external MicroSD card slotiii (up to 128 GB support)

Form factor Touch monoblock
Display 5.2” IPS LCD FHD (1920 x 1080), 2.5 D curved Corning® Gorilla®, 423 ppi
Camera Primary camera: 16MP / 1.12um / F1.8, Dual tone flash

Front facing camera: 5MP / 1.4um / F2.0 / 84o FOV

Connectivity & Sensors USB Type C, OTG, 3.5mm AV jack, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, NFC (sharing), Hall sensor, 802.11 a/b/g/n, BT 5, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS
Battery 3,000 mAh batteryiv (9V/2A)
Video MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, MKV, WEBM
Audio MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV, AMR, AMR-WB, FLAC, MID
Dimensions 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92 mm (camera bump 1.2mm)
The Qualcomm Spectra™ 160 image signal processor powers the Nokia 7’s Dual-Sight technology. The Qualcomm Spectra ISP speed ensures Dual-Sight photos and videos come out looking beautiful and capture with zero shutter lag so you never miss a moment

And that’s the 7. What do you think about it? Tell us down below. 🙂

Update: First hands on pictures.

 

Update 2: More real life pictures and videos of the Nokia 7.

Gallery: Nokia 7

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  • Viccky Maurya

    It looks very good to me. But I havr only two problems. Why not capacitive keys and why not Android 8 out of box.
    Personally I think this phone is going to deliver very great imaging experience….

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      Exactly!

      Either that or extend the screen to make it 5.5 inches in that chassis. There is room for it!

      And also, there is room for a front facing camera flash.

      So this phone doesn’t have stereo speakers?

  • Deep Shekhar

    Great phone as in paper as of now. Immediate Global availability will boost the sales specially in Nokia’s bigger markets such as India and Europe at a competitive price.

  • d@__@b

    Is it just me, or is the bottom bezel noticeably larger than the top? Is this illusion? Why HMD why?

    • Look the same to me

      • d@__@b

        I hope so 🤞

        • I checked the white version ow and it seems that the bottom bezel is a bit bigger.

          • d@__@b

            I don’t mind bezels (not really) but at least make it symmetrical. Designer, you had one job.

    • Muerte

      Sure it does. What is up with that bottom bezel, fingerprint reader is on the back and the navigation buttons are virtual. HMD wtf?

      • d@__@b

        “poor use of space”

  • Muerte

    So… the front camera will be better than the back camera, in terms of low light performance?

    • Don’t think so. Aperture on the back is 1.8 and has ZEISS. Surely, we will be sure when we test it 🙂

      • Muerte

        Yup… was hoping for some larger sensor (bigger pixels) on the main sensor though.

  • Now just launch this phone in more color options for other markets. (For eg: sky blue, orange, copper, etc) 🙂

  • The camera app seem a lil different
    Nokia 7 Confusion parts :-

    Different cameras on front and back will cause quality issues in their bothie

    On screen navigation and fingerprint sensor on the back.. Ah okay .. Put up a speaker on front, other than that it doesn’t make sense
    The 9 is surely gonna share almost the same design with smaller bezels

    Maybe it’s just me but seeing Nokia phones with white front kinda make me feel… Whyyy

    Also just personal preference
    Zeiss branding vertical > horizontal

  • Romandi

    Design wise it’s interesting would’ve said the best but the bottom bezel is a big waste of space

    i personally prefer the finger print scanner on the front it makes lot more sense like what if the phone is on a surface and you wanna unlock it

    I know we’re probably never going to see it now but man I’d love a dedicated camera button right about now

    Also what happened to the double stereo Dolby atmos speakers of the Nokia 6 we haven’t seen them ever since

    The curved back is nice also nice that they’ve moved to 7000 series aluminium more structural integrity is never a bad thing camera is nice and that is all when i get home ill probably ad a bit more to this

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      I agree with everything you’ve said…
      All valid key points

  • marty farrell

    The bands have increased. Do you think this is an indication of US availability ?

  • bong Labador

    Great design and good Zeis camera together

  • Aw Kong

    ​ကောင်းတယ် nokia 7

  • Peter

    Hmd is made up of ex nokians, I remember nokia always made compromises on different phone at various price points. Nokia 6 has 5.5 inch screen, Nokia 7 is 5.2 inch, its so that each product does not canniballize each other due to their slight price difference.

  • Stinger

    Great looking phone! It’s on the small side too which I like. But I have to admit, they should have at least put a second speaker on the bottom bezel. Very handsome device though.

  • abhishek paithankar

    Nokia will always rule, iPhone is a crap brand, will not accept as a free gift also, foolish owners cheap brand=IPhone

  • abhishek paithankar

    Except screensize, other everything is simply great

  • Stinger

    This phone has been generating a LOT of interest today. It’s already #2 on GSMArena’s “Daily Hits” top 10 chart. Interestingly the Nokia 6 has moved up as well. Maybe some people were holding back on purchasing the 6 until they saw the 7 to compare.

    I have a strong feeling the Nokia 7 can be a best seller for HMD. Lets hope they offer a global version of it. Soon.

  • Feanor12

    Wow… great “package” for nice price! =)
    … I only miss OIS?! =/

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