Nokia 7 has become the latest Nokia smartphone to become official as the company unveiled its latest mid-range handset with an event in China. The launch had been anticipated since a Tmall teaser suggested the handset could carry the moniker ‘7’. With Nokia 7, buyers will acquire flagship-like attributes at roughly half the price of Nokia 8. One of the highlights of this handset is the 7000 series aluminium body and Corning Gorilla Glass on the back panel. In fact, the Nokia 7 rear panel uses 3D glass thermoforming technology for casting and attributes with rounded corners.

The latest addition to the Nokia’s Android smartphone portfolio packs an f/1.8 aperture lens also comes with ‘bothie’ camera mode, which made its debut on the flagship Nokia 8 (Review). The company is heavily marketing the feature as “Dual-Sight style” which uses both front and back cameras simultaneously. The handset also supports live video streaming to Facebook and YouTube in the built-in camera. With the Nokia 7, HMD Global claims users may go live on Facebook from within the camera program and use the “Dual-Sight mode.”

The all-new Nokia 7 was launched first in China and will be going on sale starting Tuesday. It comes in two variants: 4GB RAM priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000) and 6GB RAM in CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,500). There’s no word on the availability of the Nokia 7 outside China as of today. The Nokia 7 comes with 4K video with Nokia OZO audio technology that supports 360-degree recording.

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Nokia 7 specifications
Coming to innards, the Nokia 7 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with timely software update promise from the business. HMD Global has also confirmed that the Nokia 7 is Android Oreo-ready. It sports 5.2-inch IPS 2.5D display with screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The smartphone features the brand new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 clocked at 1.8GHz. There’s 64GB storage and comes with expandable storage up to 128GB (via microSD card).

On the camera front, the Nokia 7 match a 16-megapixel back camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and dual tone flash. In the front, there is 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The handset comes with USB Type-C interface and also supports NFC connectivity options. It comes with the usual assortment of connectivity features. It packs 3000mAh non-removable battery. It steps 141.2×71.4×7.9mm.