The Nokia 7 Plus leaked as possibly the first HMD smartphone to brag of having an 18:9 aspect ratio display. Well, this holds true as HMD Global has just announced the Nokia 7 Plus as a smartphone that packs flagship specifications without the flagship price.
The Nokia 7 Plus brings elements that we have longed for from the company. The device has an 18:9 display, welcome on-board HMD, the design is built out of a 7-series aluminium and HMD was very proud of the fact that the phone has no visible antenna lines on the back.
According to the company, this is a design breakthrough and they have achieved this by applying 6 layers of ceramic paint, which is RF transparent, thus eliminating the need for visible antenna lines on the back of the phone. HMD also said this paint is what gives the device a premium feel and matte finish.
Aside from the design work, the Nokia 7 Plus packs quite some punch with its specifications, which includes:
- A 6-inch Full HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
- Android 8.0 Oreo upgradeable to Android 8.1
- 12MP + 13MP dual cameras
- 16MP selfie shooter
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- Rear-mounted fingerprint reader
- Face unlock
It’s All About the Camera
Speaking about the camera of the Nokia 7 Plus, HMD Global said that they have featured Zeiss optics and expounded that the secondary 13MP camera on the back is a telephoto lens for detailed 2x zoom. The device also combines four pixels into one “super pixel” when shooting under low-light conditions, “to capture significantly more light, increases the sensitivity of the camera and it gives you great images,” said HMD.
The Nokia 7 Plus also includes Nokia’s Pro Camera app that features manual controls with live preview on the viewfinder. There’s also A.I powered imaging, which enables users of the Nokia 7 Plus extra editing capabilities like the ability to remove haze from images and more importantly, turn yourself into a cartoon character. The front camera features what HMD calls “3D Personas”, which is simply Animoji on the Nokia 7 Plus.
The device will be available from April and will send you back 399 Euros, which translates to around Kes.50,000
For those curious as to why then device render images have the clock set to 7:59, HMD said that they like to play around with the marketing images and this was meant to show that the phone is almost a flagship, but doesn’t quite get there, thus missing the 8:00 mark.