HMD Global announced the new Nokia 7 Plus Android One smartphone at the ongoing MWC 2018 event in Barcelona, Spain. The Nokia 7 Plus is the new mid-range smartphone from HMD Global and comes with some trending features such as the 18:9 FHD+ display and octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset.
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HMD Global, the Nokia phone maker company has partnered with Google to adopt the Android One program. During the launch, the company has revealed that all of its Android smartphones launching today are Android One smartphones. So, Nokia 7 Plus not only comes with stock Android Oreo but also it will get faster Android updates and the next version of Android as well. Here are our initial impressions about the new Nokia 7 Plus.
Nokia 7 Plus Full Specifications
|Key Specifications||Nokia 7 Plus|
|Display||6-inch IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||FHD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||Dual 12MP+ 13MP, f/1.75, PDAF, Dual LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||16MP, f/2.0|
|Sim Card Type||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Price||399 Euros (Rs. 31,750)|
Nokia 7 Plus Physical Overview
The first good thing about Nokia 7 Plus is its refreshed design language. Up front, there is an 18:9 display with FHD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass protection. The phone looks classy with minimum bezels on each side. It will be available from early April in Black/ Copper and White/ Copper color variants.
The back side of the phone sports a metal body, dual camera setup, dual LED flash, fingerprint scanner and Nokia, Android One branding. The camera module and fingerprint are covered by a ring.
The right side of the phone sports power button and volume rockers, while on the left side there is a SIM card tray. On top, you will get 3.5mm audio jack while USB type C port and speaker grill at the bottom.
Nokia 7 Plus – Unique Selling Points
FHD+ 18:9 Display
The Nokia 7 Plus features a 6-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Moreover, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. So, with FHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, Nokia 7 Plus makes a good debut in 2018.
Coming to the camera department, the Nokia 7 Plus features a dual camera setup on the back with a 12MP primary sensor with a f/1.75 aperture and a secondary 13MP camera with f/2.6 aperture. The rear cameras are assisted by a dual tone dual LED flash. On the front, the Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 16MP f/2.0 camera. All the three cameras are powered by Carl Zeiss lens and the phone will come with the Nokia Pro camera feature. It also offers the Bothie feature first seen on the Nokia 8.
Android One device
The Nokia 7 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. During the launch, HMD Global has revealed that Nokia 7 Plus being an Android One will get fast software updates and the next Android P as well.
In terms of performance, the Nokia 7 Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
Nokia 7 Plus FAQ
Question: What is the display size, resolution and aspect ratio on Nokia 7 Plus?
Answer: The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 6-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio, protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
Question: What is the Android version runs on Nokia 7 Plus?
Answer: The Nokia 7 Plus runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, and it is a part of Google’s Android One program.
Question: Which is the processor powering the Nokia 7 Plus?
Answer: The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset.
Question: What is the RAM and storage available on the phone?
Answer: The Nokia 7 Plus comes with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB internal storage, with support for microSD cards up to 256GB.
Question: What is battery capacity on the Nokia 7 Plus, does it support fast charging?
Answer: The Nokia 7 comes with 3,800mAh battery and comes with fast charging support.
Question: What are the other connectivity options on the phone?
Answer: The Nokia 7 comes with 4G VoLTE, USB Type C FM Radio, dual SIM, Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 5.0 support.
Question: What sensors are used in Nokia 7 Plus?
Answer: Sensors on Nokia 7 Plus include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.
Question: How is the audio on Nokia 7 Plus?
Answer: The Nokia 7 Plus a single speaker with a smart amplifier and Nokia spatial audio with 3 mics.
Question: What is the price and availability of Nokia 7 Plus?
Answer: The phone is priced at 399 Euros (Rs. 31,750) and it will be available in sometimes in April 2018.
Nokia 7 Plus – Things We Like
- Dual rear cameras
- Refreshed design with 18:9 display
- Android One
Nokia 7 Plus – Things We Dislike
HMD Global has refined the design of Nokia 7 and brought it as Nokia 7 Plus. The phone comes with some new exciting features like dual cameras, face unlock, and 18:9 display. The Nokia 7 Plus with a stunning 6-inch FHD+ display, a metal unibody design, and the best dual camera sensors with Zeiss optics makes a special place for itself in the mid-range segment.
Moreover, the Nokia 7 Plus comes with Android One program in partnership with Google which means it comes with latest stock Android and will get faster Android updates. So, Nokia 7 Plus could be a better option in mid-range for Nokia and stock Android fans.