After releasing a series of teasers, HMD Global, the Home of Nokia phones has released the Nokia X7 smartphone in China today. Like the Nokia X6 and Nokia X5 smartphones, the Nokia X7 also has a notch on top of the display and it sports high-end mid-range hardware. The phone offers dual cameras on the rear side, and underneath, it has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, which we saw on other smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and Vivo NEX. The Nokia X7 also has the PureDisplay technology which the company introduced with the Nokia 7.1; It’s nothing but the display on the X7 supports HDR titles. Furthermore, the Nokia X7 could be launched globally as Nokia 7.1 Plus, same as its predecessors Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus.
Nokia X7: Specifications and Features
The Nokia X7 takes a lot of design cues from the Nokia 7.1. The phone rocks a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display on the front with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and PureDisplay support. The display supports HDR titles and has NTSC colour gamut. The phone comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, clubbed with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. HMD has added a third slot allowing users to expand storage up to 400GB with a microSD card.
This dual-SIM smartphone comes laden with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and it will receive Android 9 Pie update at a later date. In China, the Nokia X7 runs a custom skin on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, but when it goes global, the phone will be part of Android One programme.
Moving onto the cameras, the HMD Global has added the flagship Sony IMX363 sensor on the rear side which works in tandem with a 13MP secondary sensor. The primary sensor has an aperture of f/1.8 aperture and has Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) support too. HMD did not compromise on the front-facing camera to as the Nokia X7 flaunts a 20MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The phone measures 154.8×75.76×7.97mm and weighs 178 grams.
Moving onto the connectivity options, it has Dual 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone comes armed with a decent 3500mAh battery.
Nokia X7: Pricing and Availability in China
HMD Global has priced the Nokia X7 super aggressively in China. The phone which will be available in four colour options- Red, Silver, Midnight Black and Dark Silver will retail at a starting price of 1699 Yuan (approx. Rs 18,075). The Nokia X7 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage costs 1999 Yuan (approx. Rs 21,266), and finally, the variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will cost 2499 Yuan (approx. Rs 26,586). The phone will be available for purchase in China from October 23 and the global availability details as Nokia 7.1 Plus are awaited.
Nokia X7 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Every Difference You Need to Know
First of all, the Nokia X7 will go global as the Nokia 7.1 Plus, which means that it will be a direct successor to the Nokia 7 Plus, which is by far the best smartphone HMD has launched till date. The Nokia 7.1 Plus brings improvements in every aspect. Firstly, it sports a notched display with HDR support and has the powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset. HMD has upgraded the cameras too on the Nokia 7.1 Plus, so expect better performance than the Nokia 7 Plus. The only downgrade would be the battery capacity which is down from 3800mAh on the Nokia 7 Plus to 3500mAh on the Nokia 7.1 Plus.
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