The new Nokia 7 was launched in China today and it’s the company’s first device to feature a glass body. The chassis is crafted using 7000-series aluminum with a Corning Gorilla Glass finish on the front and back.
It’s got a 5.2-inch 1080p display with a fair amount of bezels, so it won’t join the ranks of borderless phones in the market. But it’s a midrange smartphone with the Snapdragon 630 processor, up to 6GB of memory, and 64GB of expandable storage.
The cameras onboard the Nokia 7 are pretty special with a 16-megapixel f/1.8 rear camera and a 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie shooter. Like its Nokia 8 sibling, it’ll feature what Nokia calls Dual-Sight technology and Bothie, which basically lets you use the front and rear camera simultaneously.
According to the press release, the cameras have Zeiss imaging technology for better photos, although it’s not exactly using Zeiss optics. Nokia’s OZO Audio Hi-Fi recording is present for surround-sound recording on videos.
Android Nougat runs out of the box with a promised update to Oreo very soon. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader as one of its security features.
There will be two variants of the Nokia 7. The one with 4GB of memory will retail for CNY 2,499 (US$ 380), while the higher 6GB model will go for CNY 2,699 (US$ 400).