Nokia 7 Plus announced!
Nokia announced a bunch of new devices at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. We already saw the premium Nokia 8 Sirocco, offering pretty good design and hardware. On the other side, the Nokia 1 will be their cheapest device, featuring Android Go and entry-level hardware. And for those in the middle, we already have the Nokia 5, 6 and 7. Well, the 7 gets an update, and it could be the best pick from the Nokia family. Meet the Nokia 7 Plus – let’s take a look at it!
Starting with the design, the Nokia 7 Plus is a good-looking device. On the front, you will find the 6” IPS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution. It is packing the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio, making it taller, and it is featuring Gorilla Glass. The tall screen mean that you won’t find any capacitive buttons on the front, reducing the size of the bezels. Rotating to the back, you will find the camera setup in the middle of the top, with the fingerprint sensor right under it. The chassis is made from 6000 series aluminum and it is coated with ceramic paint. That means that you’re not going to scratch it that easily with everyday objects like keys or coins.
Starting with the performance, you’re getting a big punch on the Nokia 7 Plus. The chipset inside is the Snapdragon 660, an octa-core processor capable of handling every task smoothly. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. That should assure even the most notorious multitaskers that their device will not slow down. Finishing the internals part with the battery, the Nokia 7 Plus features a 3800mAh one. And per Nokia’s claims, it should last you through two days of normal use.
Now, the camera is where the device gets an upgrade from its predecessor. On the back, you’re getting a dual setup, with one being a 12MP regular sensor, and the other a 13MP telephoto sensor. That means that you’re going to shoot objects far away from you without losing on quality. It also means that you can shoot in the famous bokeh mode, blurring out the background around an object. Nevertheless, pictures coming out are great, with good color saturation and excellent dynamic range. On the front, you’re getting a 16MP sensor, which should be more than enough for your glorious selfies. Oh, and both cameras are designed in collaboration with Zeiss, giving them a stamp of quality.
Finishing with the software, you probably already know that it is stock Android. This is the first device to enter the Android One program from the Nokia brand. That means that you’re going to get a stock version of Android with timely updates for at least two years. And from now on, all upcoming Nokia devices will be in this program, aside from those that will be placed in the Android Go one. Nevertheless, it’s great to see HMD sticking around to their promises.
Pricing and availability
The Nokia 7 Plus will be available for purchase near the end of spring in selected Europe markets. The price will start at 399 euros.
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