HMD Global has started sending out invites for an event on October 31 in India. The invite from the Nokia smartphone manufacturer says, “HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone of Nokia Phones” without giving any hint of what will be launched at the event.
If we look at the recent launches from HMD Global, it could be the Nokia 7 that was announced last week in China. It could also be the rumored Nokia 2, a budget smartphone that is said to cost $99 (Rs. 6,400 approx.). Also, it could be a completely new Nokia phone.
To recall, this will be the fifth Nokia smartphone to be launched in India. Earlier we have seen the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 that were launched back in June. Apart from these, the flagship Nokia 8 smartphone was also launched last month.
The recent invite from HMD Global comes right after the global launch of Nokia 7. So, the launch event on October 31 in India is expected to be for this new smartphone. Nokia 7 is the latest addition to HMD Global’s portfolio.
The notable feature of the new Nokia 7 is its glass body design, which is a first for the Nokia phones. However, the overall design language remains pretty much same with the rear camera module placed vertically, and the fingerprint sensor placed below it. It also features narrow bezels on the side but the top and bottom bezels are significant.
Nokia 7 Specifications
The Nokia 7 features a 5.2 inch full HD IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and HMD Global had promised at the global launch that the Nokia 7 will be upgradable to the Android 8.0 Oreo.
If we talk about hardware, the Nokia 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable up to 256GB via microSD.
In the camera department, there is a 16 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture with 84-degree field-of-view for selfies. The phone comes with the Bothie feature that lets you use the front and the rear cameras simultaneously.
It houses a 3,000mAh battery with support for fast charging. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, and NFC.
The international pricing of the Nokia 7 is RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs. 24,500) for the 4GB variant and RMB 2,699 (Rs. 26,400 approx.) for the 6GB variant. It comes in Gloss Black and Matt White colors and goes on sale in China from October 24.