Nokia 7 Plus Launched In India At Rs. 25999
Nokia 7 Plus
4th April 2018
158.38 x 75.64 x 7.99 mm
2160 x 1080 px
18:9 Aspect Ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Up to 256GB
Android 8 Oreo
Carl Zeiss Optics
12MP f/1.8 Wide-Angle
13MP f/2.6 Telephoto
2X Lossless Zoom
3840 x 2160 @ 30fps
1080P @ 30fps
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 7 Plus in India for a price of Rs 25999. The smartphone will be an Amazon exclusive and will be available for preorders from the 20th of April. Good news for potential suitors of the Nokia 7 Plus, the smartphone will not be sold via any flash sales. At the Mobile World Congress 2018, HMD Global launched a plethora of smartphones. It unveiled the first-ever Android Go device, the Nokia 1 and revived a classic phone, the Nokia 8810 Banana Phone. However, the most exciting of the lot was the Nokia 7 Plus.
At this price, the Nokia 7 Plus competes with the likes of the Moto X4 in India. Apart from the Moto X4, there are not many new smartphones in the price category. However, this is a very peculiar decision by HMD Global. The Nokia 8, company’s 2017 flagship recently received a huge price cut and is now available for Rs 28999. Keeping the price sensitivity of Indian consumers in mind, the difference in price of the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 might be significant for many people.
However, it is worth noting that the Honor View10, a modern-looking flagship smartphone also retails in India for Rs 29999. While the Nokia 7 Plus might be the only option for some, it is fair to assume that many consumers would rather invest some more money in a flagship-grade smartphone since an average Indian consumer barely makes a generational upgrade in smartphones.
The Nokia 7 Plus looks great, at least in the images. The colour accent of the device is good and the new 18:9 aspect ratio means it is up to speed with modern smartphones. Since the Nokia 7 was never launched in India, for many Indian consumers, this could be a first Nokia smartphone for them.
Another interesting aspect of the Nokia 7 Plus is its chipset. It is the first-ever Android smartphone to launch with the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The Moto X4, its closest competitor is powered by the Snapdragon 630 chipset. However, the Moto X4 has a 6GB RAM variant priced at Rs 25999, while the Nokia 7 Plus only has 4GB RAM.
The Nokia 7 Plus has a 6 inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio hence, the “Plus” moniker. The Nokia 7 plus also features a dual-tone design thanks to a few gilded bits and pieces. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the device. It also has the similar colour accents found on the Nokia 6.
The Nokia 7 Plus has a Zeiss Optics powered dual-camera on the back. The primary wide-angle sensor is a 12MP camera with an f/1.75 aperture coupled with a 13MP telephoto lens with an f/2.6 aperture. The telephoto lens will allow for bokeh shots which have now become very trendy. On the front is a 16MP fixed focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, and Zeiss optics.