Nokia 7 With Snapdragon 630 Official

by John Nieves  October 19, 2017

It’ll bridge the gap between the 8 and the 6

HMD Oy has officially announced a new member of the Nokia family today in China, the Nokia 7. It’s a mid-range smartphone that’s placed above the Nokia 6 and below the Nokia 8 in terms of specs and pricing, essentially making it a premium mid-range phone. The phone uses a vacuum molded 3D Corning Gorilla Glass body, paired with a 7000 series aluminum frame with diamond cut bezels.

Nokia 7 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 4GB/6GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual tone LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB of expandable storage
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, fingerprint scanner
  • Android 7.1 Nougat (Android Oreo update later)
  • 3000mAh battery with 18W fast charging

IP54 certification gives the phone splash-proof resistance, and the display is a 5.2-inch full HD IPS panel with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The rear camera is a 16-megapixel deal with an f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED flash, while the front shooter is a 5-megapixel snapper with an f/2.0 aperture. HMD Oy is describing the Nokia 7 as having a “Zeiss imaging experience” that allows it to capture bothies, which essentially allows you to use both the front and rear camera at the same time.

Inside the Nokia 7 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Storage is pegged at 64GB and is expandable. It uses a USB Type-C connector as well, and runs Android 7.1 Nougat with an Oreo update promised in the future as well as a 3000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

The Nokia 7 goes on sale in China for RMB 2,499 or Php 19.3K on October 24 for the 4GB version and you can expect to pay more (about RMB 2,699 or Php 20.9K) for the 6GB version. No international availability has been announced.

 

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    I cringe whenever an Unbox.ph writer (Mr. Nieves, in particular) writes HMD Oy. I take offense at the “Oy” part.

    Oy means a “stock company” in Finland. Other examples of related business terms are Corporation (Corp.), Limited Company (Ltd.), Limited Liability Company (LLC), GmbH (a German business name meaning Gesellschaft mit beschrĂ€nkter Haftung), or SDN BHD (Malaysian business name meaning Sendirian Berhad),.

    You don’t normally write “Sony Mobile Communications”, “HTC Corporation”, “Samsung Electronics Company Ltd.”, etc.; well you get the idea. It is simply Sony, HTC and Samsung.

    The usual nomenclature by other writers is just “HMD Global”, rather than its longer but formal business name “HMD Global Oy”.

    At siempre pa, sa Tagalog, “Oy” has a rather colorful meaning, kaya medyo nakakatawa hehehe 😉

    I am looking on the mid range market now. This is a good phone but it is really hard to pretend that nova2i exists :((