HMD Global has made news for the third consecutive week this October with the launch of the Nokia X7 in China — no, not the one from 2011.
The larger LCD, which covers 86.5 percent of the fascia and has both a notch and a chin, brings the color in with DCI-P3 support for wider dynamic range in video content. The surrounding chassis is glazed in 7.97mm of glass and Series 6 Aluminum. Following the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, the Snapdragon 710 is seen on the X7. The new “quasi-flagship” chipset, as Nokia’s Chinese site describes it, has expanded its footprint but is still firmly an exclusively in China.
Dual rear cameras on this device bring a lot of heat for the price category with a main 12-megapixel unit that’s optically stabilized along with a 13-megapixel support sensor. There’s a 20-megapixel selfie camera. As on the Nokia 7.1, there are AI beauty settings, two-sided picture- and video-taking with Bothies and OZO Audio recording.
The device features a USB-C port for 18W charging as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. Android 8.0 Oreo is on-board with an update to Pie promised.
Memory configurations of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and 6/128 are available for pre-order at ¥1,699 ($246) and ¥2,499 ($362), respectively, through JD.com from today.