Nokia’s simplistically named smartphone lineup just got bigger with a new Nokia 7 announcement in China. There was a word in Chinese media that the phone would debut there. And the same has come to pass. So, what does the Nokia 7 has in its locker?

The Nokia 7’s construction is definitely worthy of flagship status. The 7000 series aluminium frame with diamond-cut edges (big bezels) comes with a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass coating that makes it shine. It also boasts IP54 certification which means it is splash proof.
That carefully crafted chassis harbours the Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4 GB/6 GB RAM paired with 64 GB of expandable storage. It also houses the 3,000 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. And of course, Android Nougat is a given at this point from a handset of Nokia. A bite from Oreo is promised as well.

The front of the 7 is endowed a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display while the back sports a 16 MP single shooter with f/1.8 aperture. The selfie shooter is a 5 MP lens with f/2.0 aperture with the usual 84-degree field of view. The camera sensors possess a Zeiss imaging experience as part of Nokia’s partnership with the brand.

Nokia has packed the phone with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headset jack, NFC, and LTE Cat.6. Nokia 7 also has what the company terms “bothies”. This feature allows the use of front and rear cameras to take selfies of two persons at once. It also pairs them in the photo or video as split-screen. The Carl Zeiss optics were rumoured earlier in the leaks too.

The Nokia 7 will cost CNY 2,499 (that’s around $377 or €320) for the 4 gig version, and CNY 2,699 ($407 or €345) for the 6 gig version. The phone having Gloss Black and Matt White shades will go on sale on October 24 in China. We don’t know if it will be sold in other countries as of yet.