Nokia is back in the smartphone game and how – after the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and flagship Nokia 8, HMD Global launched its another Android smartphone in China, the Nokia 7 on October 20. Pre-Order registration for the smartphones began on the day the phone was launched. The Chinese e-commerce websites, JD.com and Suning.com, both hosted the Nokia 7 sale. According to a report by NokiaPowerUser, pre-orders for the smartphone crossed 150,000 (1.5 Lakh) combined on both the websites.
More than 120,000 customers reached JD.com to participate in the first flash sale, while Suning.com received over 30,000 registrations. In a separate report, NPU adds that sale on October 24 (Tuesday) ended within minutes, with the smartphone going out of stock on both JD.com and Suning.com.
The Nokia 7 went up for sale on October 24 in China and went out of stock on both JD.com and Suning.com in minutes, the report states. The total number of smartphones sold during the flash sale has not been revealed yet. The report also says that the Nokia 7 will start shipping from October 31.
The Nokia 7 sports a premium design of aluminium frame with glass back. It comes with the new Bothie camera mode (Dual-Sight mode that simultaneously captures shots from the front and rear camera sensors) found on the company’s flagship, Nokia 8.
The Nokia 7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC and comes in two variants of either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Both the variants get 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded upto 128GB via a microSD card (uses Hybrid Dual-SIM slot). The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Similar to the Nokia 8, the Nokia 7 has a new Bothie camera mode (Dual-Sight mode) that simultaneously captures shots from the front and rear camera sensors. The smartphone has a 16-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture lens and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor with f/2.0. There is also 4K video support with Nokia OZO spatial audio technology. Besides, the handset packs a 3000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is assured to receive an update to Android Oreo in the future.
The Nokia 7 is so far only available in China. HMD Global has sent out a press invite for an event in New Delhi on October 31. No details about the event are known yet, but it invites attendees to “unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones”. It is being figued out that the company may be launching the new Nokia 7 smartphone in India.
|Ram & Storage||: 4 GB | 64 GB & 6 GB | 64 GB|
|SoC||: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|Processor||: Octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|Operating System||: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Display||: 5.2-inch IPS LCD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 16:9 ratio|
|Primary Camera||: 16 MP, f/1.8|
|Front Camera||: 5 MP, f/2.0|
|Battery||: 3000 mAh|