HMD Global introduced Nokia 7 Plus, a mid-range Android One smartphone at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona. It is the successor of the Nokia 7 that was introduced in China last year. Check out the hands-on impressions and the photo gallery of the phone.
The new Nokia 7 Plus is a very intriguing device that sits somewhere between a mid ranger and a flagship. There’s an obvious focus on design and aesthetics here. We love the metal build of the phone alongside the cool design touches that we’ve come to expect from the brand. The copper bezels on the black variant make the phone look gorgeous.
The 7 Plus has a large 6 inch Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio which makes it easier to hold in the hand. With it’s curved corners set within a dark frame, the phone looks deceptively like a Pixel 2 XL, more so with the stock build of Android on-board.
At the back you’ll observe dual cameras modules one of which is equipped with a 2 x optical zoom as well. Nokia claims that the ZEISS lens equipped 12 and 13MP cameras have been tweaked for low light performance. Whats even better though is that the Pro interface from older Nokia phones is back. The interface gives you a lot of control over final image quality through a simple to use interface.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage powering the Android One experience. Thanks to Android One, Nokia can guarantee almost 2 full years of updates and security patches.
The battery is a 3800 man unit that is charges over the USB Type C port at the bottom while the right side has the power button and volume rocker. The phone also has a hybrid dual SIM card slot and yes, there is still a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The phone has been built from Series 6000 Aluminum with a ceramic like coating on it. Like most recent Nokia’s, the phone feels like a solid chunk of hardware that can take a beating. We really liked how the Nokia 7 Plus feels in the hand and can’t wait to put it through its paces. The Nokia 7 Plus will be available later this year starting at €399 (US$ 490 / Rs. 31740 approx.).