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HMD Global sends invite for October 31; likely to launch Nokia 7 in India

Nokia 7 could be priced in the sub-Rs 30,000 segment.

  • Updated: October 24, 2017 9:54 AM IST
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HMD Global has sent out media invites for an event that is scheduled for October 31. The invite follows the global launch of Nokia 7 and the launch event in India could be for this new smartphone.

Nokia 7 adds to HMD Global’s portfolio that also includes the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the recently launched Nokia 8. One of the notable features which has been carried forward on the Nokia 7 is the ‘Bothie’ feature that allows you to use both the cameras while clicking pictures, recording, or doing a live video. Another noteworthy feature of the Nokia 7 is its glass body design, which is a first from HMD Global’s Nokia portfolio.

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Globally, the Nokia 7 is available in two colors of Gloss Black and Matt White. It features narrow bezels on the side but the top and bottom bezels are prominent. The design language remains pretty much the same with the rear camera module placed vertically, and the fingerprint sensor placed below it. ALSO READ: Nokia 8 first impressions: Comeback of the flagship brand with a flagship phone

Nokia 7 specifications, features

The smartphone features a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Unlike the Nokia 8, the Nokia 7 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

For optics, there’s a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, and a dual-tone LED flash. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture with 84-degree field-of-view for selfies and video calling. ALSO READ: Nokia 8: Here’s how the ‘bothie’ dual-camera setup works

It is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, and NFC. HMD Global promised at the global launch that the Nokia 7 will be upgradable to the Android 8.0 Oreo. It is expected to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box when it launches in India next week.

Nokia 7 prices

The international pricing of the Nokia 7 is RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs 24,600) for the base variant and RMB 2,699 (approximately Rs 26,500) for the higher variant. If announced at similar price points, the Nokia 7 will seek to compete against competitors in the sub-Rs 30,000 segment including the likes of Honor 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), and the Moto Z2 Play.

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  • Published Date: October 23, 2017 4:43 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 24, 2017 9:54 AM IST