HMD Global has been going aggressive with its product portfolio, and it now have smartphones in various price points. Recently, the company launched Nokia X5 (aka Nokia 5.1 Plus) and Nokia X6 (aka Nokia 6.1 Plus) in China, one of the first devices from the company to feature a notched display. Now, HMD Global has launched yet another smartphone in China, called the Nokia X7.
The Nokia X7 could be rebranded as Nokia 7.1 Plus when it launches globally, and also in India. The smartphone will be offered in Red, Silver, Midnight Black and Dark Black color options. The 4GB RAM variant is priced at RMB 1,699 (approximately Rs 18,150), the 6GB RAM variant is priced at RMB 1,999 (approximately Rs 21,350), and the top variant with 128GB storage priced at RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs 26,700). It will be available in China starting October 23.
Among the highlights, the new Nokia comes with a front and back glass design, and edge-to-edge display with a notch on top that houses the earpiece, front camera and the proximity / ambient light sensor. The smartphone also comes with dual cameras at the back, and Nokia has included ZEISS optics lens. How much of a difference it makes in photo quality is something that remains to be seen.
Watch: Nokia 8 Sirocco First Look
Nokia X7 specifications and features
The Nokia X7 comes features a 6.18-inch display that runs at a resolution of 2246×1080 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with octa-core CPU, and Adreno 616 GPU. It will be offered in three variants – 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.
In the photography department you get dual cameras at the back. The setup includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with telephoto lens for zoom and portrait mode. The camera also supports AI scene detection that can detect between 18 different scene types to optimize your photos. There is also AI portrait mode and studio light effects too. Up front, you get a 20-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include dual SIM card slots, Bluetooth, 4G LTE with VoLTE, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. To keep things ticking, there is a 3,500mAh battery with fast charging feature. The smartphone also includes 3.5mm audio socket and supports Nokia OZO stereo recording. On the software front, the Nokia X7 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS, and it will be upgradable to Android 9 Pie.