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    October 19, 2017

    The Nokia 7 goes official in China, brings Dual-Sight and Android 8.0 Oreo eligibility

    Nokia 7

    HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 7 in China, which brings with it the Nokia 8’s Dual-Sight cameras and Android 8.0 Oreo.

    We’ve been treated to a slew of new Nokia devices from HMD Global this year, including the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8. Now the company has debuted a new entry, the Nokia 7, which will be exclusive to the Chinese market for the time being.

    The device was originally rumoured to be up for release in 2018, meaning that we may well see it in global markets come the first quarter of next year.

    Read: Leaked Nokia 9 renders show off an edge-to-edge display, no headphone jack

    The handset debuts with several of the Nokia 8’s most recognisable features at a lower price point – the handset brings with it the Nokia 8’s “Bothie” Dual-Sight feature, which enables consumers to record and live stream footage with both cameras simultaneously.

    The handset sports a 5.2″ LCD display with a 1080p resolution, while under the bonnet lies a Snapdragon 630 chipset along with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.

    The Nokia 7 brings with it a 16-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture, and a 5-megapixel unit debuts on the phone’s front panel. A large 3,000mAh battery is present, and the device will carry a 3.5mm headphone jack in addition to a fingerprint scanner on its rear panel.

    In terms of pricing, the Nokia 7 will retail for either ¥2,499 CNY ($377 USD) for a 4GB RAM variant, while the 6GB RAM option will retail for ¥2,699 CNY ($407 USD).

    The device will arrive running with Android 7.0 Nougat, but will be upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo.

    Read: Nokia 8 Review: A jack of all trades, but master of one

    What are your thoughts? Does the Nokia 7 entice you more so than other mid-range options on the market today? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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