Nokia Corporation stylised as NOKIA, is a Finnish multinational communications, information technology and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865. Nokia’s headquarters are in Espoo, Uusimaa, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area. In 2016, Nokia employed approximately 101,000 people across over 100 countries, did business in more than 130 countries, and reported annual revenues of around €23.6 billion. Nokia is a public limited company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world’s 415th-largest company measured by 2016 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500. Now its time for the company to launch its android powered Smartphone that is Nokia 7.
Nokia is a major contributor to the mobile telephony industry. Having assisted in the development of the GSM, 3G and LTE standards, and was, for a period, the largest vendor of mobile phones in the world. Its dominance also extending into the Smartphone industry. After a partnership with Microsoft and market struggles, its mobile phone business was eventually bought by the former, with Microsoft Mobile formed as the business’ successor when the deal was completed on 25 April 2014. Nokia also entered virtual reality and digital health. The Nokia brand has since returned to the mobile and Smartphone market through a licensing arrangement with HMD Global.
HMD Global, has unveiled the Nokia 7 mid-range Smartphone in China. The new Smartphone promises flagship-like features at almost half the price of the Nokia 8. The Nokia 7 comes with 7000 series aluminium build and also sports Corning Gorilla Glass at the back. The company says that the handset’s back uses 3D glass thermoforming technology for casting, and comes with rounded corners.
The latest addition to the Nokia’s Android Smartphone portfolio packs an f/1.8 aperture lens and comes with ‘Bothie’ camera mode, which made its debut on the flagship Nokia 8. The company is heavily marketing the feature as “Dual-Sight mode” which uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously. 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.”
Nokia 7 price and Availability
The all-new Nokia 7 has been launched first in China . It comes in two variants: 4GB RAM priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) and 6GB RAM at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,500).The Nokia 7 comes with 4K video with Nokia OZO audio technology that supports 360-degree recording.
Nokia 7 specifications
The Nokia 7 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with timely software update promise from the company. 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. The Smartphone features the new Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. There’s 64GB storage and comes with expandable storage up to 128GB (via Micro-SD card).
On the Camera front, the Nokia 7 comes with 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 handset comes with USB Type-C port and also supports NFC connectivity options. It comes with the usual assortment of connectivity features. At the back, the handset sports fingerprint scanner. It packs 3000mAh non-removable battery. It measures 141.2×71.4×7.9mm which is quite easy to handle.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, October 24th|
|BODY||Dimensions||141.2 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm (5.56 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)|
|Build||Front/back glass & aluminium frame (7000 series)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– IP54 certified – dust and splash resistant|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, 16M colours|
|Size||5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||Micro SD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||16 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, 1.4 µm pixel size|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Fast battery charging (18W, 9V/2A)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 340 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 15 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 85 h|
|MISC||Colors||Gloss Black, Matt White|
|Price||About 360 EUR|