HMD Global, almost two months after the launch of its Nokia 8 flagship smartphone, has unveiled Nokia 7. The smartphone, as one can expect from the name, will be filling the void between the previously launched Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. The smartphone has been launched in China and comes in two variants based on 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM.

The Nokia 7 costs CNY 2,499 and CNY 2,699 for the 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM model. It is up for pre-orders from Tmall website and will be going on sales from October 24. Users can get the smartphone in Glassy Black and Matte White finishes.

Nokia 7 sports a similar design as the Nokia 6 from the front. However, there is a different setup at the back as compared to the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 6. The smartphone has a smaller capsule enclosure at the back including a single camera and LED flash. Unlike its siblings, the Nokia 7 has a fingerprint sensor at the back below the camera. Rest of the Nokia handset have it at the front at the home button.

Sporting Series 7000 Aluminium build, Nokia 7 is one of the strongest in the lineup. The Nokia 8 has Series 6000 Aluminium build.

Dual-SIM supporting Nokia 7 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. However, the company has assured that the device will be receiving Android 8.0 Oreo as well. The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display with 16:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, clubbed with Adreno 508 and 4GB/6GB RAM.

The handset includes 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 128GB). There is a single 16MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens and f/1.8 aperture along with a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. Backed by a 3000mAh battery, which is the same as that in the Nokia 6, the Nokia 7 supports all the usual set of connectivity options.

 In addition to all this, Nokia 7 shares two of the most highlighted features of the flagship Nokia 8 – ‘Bothie’ and OZO audio technology. ‘Bothie’ simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. The feature can be activated in one touch and promises to offer a more immersive experience will live streaming on YouTube and Facebook.
Nokia’s OZO audio technology captures audio from all the microphones while recording a video to give a surround sound effect while playback.
HMD Global or Nokia has not yet confirmed as to when the smartphone will be reaching India. We can expect the smartphone to cost less than the flagship Nokia 8, which launched at Rs 36,999 in the country.