26 November 2018
HMD Global has officially unveiled its newest mid-range device Nokia X7 at an event held in China. It is the same smartphone which will be released as the Nokia 7.1 Plus in global markets as and when that will happen. It packs in everything that you would expect from a modern mid-range phone but it also happens to be quite affordable as compared to recent Nokia launches.
The Nokia X7 sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ PureDisplay with support for HDR10 and a notch at the top. It is also said to be capable of upscaling an SDR content to HDR in real-time which should enhance the multimedia consumption experience. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. It offers 64GB or 128GB internal storage depending on the variant you will pick.
On the back panel, it has a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and Dual Pixel technology along with a 13-megapixel sensor with a f/2.4 aperture. The secondary sensor on the phone appears to be a field of depth sensor which should help with portrait shots. It has a 20-megapixel shooter on the front panel which should help with the selfie and video calls. It is also said to help with low-light selfie situations with the help of pixel binning technology in dark situations.
The whole package is powered by a 3400mAh battery with support for fast charging. The good thing is that HMD Global has bundled an 18W charger with the box so that you do not have to buy a fast charger separately. It is running stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box but will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie in the near future.
The Nokia X7 has been priced at CNY 1,700 for 4GB/64GB model, CNY 2,000 for 6GB/64GB model, and CNY 2,500 for 6GB/128GB model. This loosely converts to $245, $290, and $360 respectively on the basis of current exchange rates. It is currently up for preorders via JD.com in China with shipping scheduled for next week.