HMD Global has finally launched their latest mid-range smartphone, the Nokia X7, today, in China. The X7 is the Chinese variant of 7.1 Plus, which might launch in the coming globally. The phone features a notched display and comes with the latest Snapdragon SOC.
The Nokia X7 sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080p+ technology that supports HDR10 video playback. The PureDisplay technology also helps in realtime SDR to HDR video conversion. The display has 1500:1 contrast and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The screen also covers 96% NTSC color space and has support for DCi-P3 color space as well.
SOC & Software
Powering the smartphone is a Snapdragon 710 SOC with Adreno 616 GPU. Built on the 10 nm manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 710 comes focuses on Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. The phone comes with 4 GB RAM or 6 GB RAM and either 64 GB or 128 GB of storage to choose from. There’s also room for storage expansion up to 400 GB using a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which is upgradeable to Android 9 Pie, when available.
For imaging, the Nokia X7 comes with dual rear cameras, of which, the primary camera is a 12 MP unit, which uses a Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4um pixels attached to a f/1.8 lens. The primary camera has support for both OIS and EIS and comes with Dual Pixel autofocus. while the secondary camera is 13 MP unit with a f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the notch houses a 20 MP selfie camera, that offers the pixel-binning feature to capture brighter images in dim lighting. As mentioned earlier, the Snapdragon 710 which focuses on AI is put to use to offer features like AI Bokeh, AI Scene Recognition, up to 18 scenes.
Fueling the Nokia X7 is a 3500 mAh battery which chargers up from 0 to 50% in just 30 mins with the bundled 18 Watt charger. Sadly there’s no wireless charging, despite having a glass back. For connectivity, the phone offers 4G VoLTE, Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS. The phone features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Pricing and Availability of Nokia X7
The Nokia X7 comes in Dark Blue, Magic Night Silver, Night Black, and Night Red colors. The phone is priced at CNY 1,700 (USD 245/ INR 18,019 approx.) for the 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage variant, CNY 2000 (USD 289/ INR 21,201 approx.) for the 6 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage option while CNY 2500 (USD 361/ INR 26,567 approx.) is the asking price for the 6 GB RAM/ 128 GB storage variant. The phone is available for pre-order in China on JD.com.