China Saw the Unveiling of this ‘Bothie’ Camera Smart Phone : Nokia 7
HMD Global has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone in China recently. With Nokia 7, buyers will get flagship-like features at roughly half the price of Nokia 8. It is the first Android smartphone from the brand to sport a glass back — a vacuum-moulded 3D Corning Gorilla Glass construction. The phone has a rear panel that uses 3D glass thermoforming technology for casting and features with rounded corners. Also it has aerospace-grade 7000 Series aluminium frame with diamond-cut beveled edges.
The 4G RAM variant of the Nokia 7 will be available in China from October 24 for ¥2,499 (or approx Rs 24, 731). The 6GB RAM variant will sell for ¥2,699 (or approx Rs 26,710). Both offer 64GB internal memory.
The latest addition to the Nokia’s Android smartphone portfolio packs an f/1.8 aperture lens and comes with ‘bothie’ camera mode. This is the second Nokia phone to include a ‘bothie’ mode that lets the phone capture photos from the front and rear camera at the same time, combining them into a single image. The handset also supports live video streaming to Facebook and YouTube from the built-in camera. With the Nokia 7, HMD Global claims users can go live on Facebook from within the camera app and use the “Dual-Sight mode.”
On the connectivity front, it comes with the latest Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, a 3.5mm headset jack, GPS, USB Type-C port and also supports NFC. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery with support for 18W fast charging.HMD Global has also confirmed that the Nokia 7 is Android Oreo-ready. It features 5.2-inch IPS 2.5D display with screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
On the camera front, the Nokia 7 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and dual tone flash. At the front, there’s 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The phone measures 141.2×71.4×7.9mm. It also comes with 4K video with Nokia OZO audio technology that supports 360-degree recording.
The 7 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat and Nokia promises to update the same with timely updates. Lastly, the smartphone comes in two colour variants — Gloss Black and Matte White. Additionally, the device offers a dual SIM slot with 4G LTE and VoLTE capability on either SIMS.
The all-new Nokia 7 has been launched first in China and will go on sale starting Tuesday. There’s no word on the availability of the Nokia 7 outside China as of now.