Nokia is really making up for lost time.
After releasing four smartphones this year and reviving an old feature phone (twice), the company on Thursday revealed the Nokia 7. It's a midrange phone with dual cameras and the flagship Nokia 8's "bothie" camera software.
A bothie, if you're not yet initiated, is when the phone captures what's seen by both the front and back cameras. It lets you share a cool thing (rear camera) as well as your reaction to that cool thing (selfie camera).
The 5.2-inch phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery. The two cameras at the back shoot in 16- and 5-megapixels, respectively. The Nokia 7 was announced for China, where it'll launch on Oct. 24 from 2,499 yuan, which converts to $375, AU$480 and £285. There's also a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, which costs around an extra $20.
Nokia, now owned by HMD Global, has produced a mixed bag this year. The budget Nokia 3 was too cheap for its own good, while the Nokia 5 was a great bang-for-your-buck offering. The Nokia 8 is the company's attempt to compete with the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phones of the world, but, while a good phone, it wasn't what it needed to be.
It's likely that the Nokia 7, like the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 before it, will launch around the world, but further availability is not yet known.
- 5.2-inch, 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
- 4GB RAM, 64GB storage/6GB, 128GB storage
- Dual rear cameras, 16MP and 5MP
- 5MP selfie camera
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- A headphone jack!