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Nokia 7 has Nokia 8’s main features for P10,000 or $194 less

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HMD Global has the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8 in its smartphone lineup, but where’s 4 and 7? Today, the Finnish company has closed one of the two gaps with the launch of the Nokia 7.

READ ALSO: Nokia 3310, 6, 5, and 3 are priced competitively in the Philippines

It’s a cheap alternative to the Nokia 8, inheriting the flagship phone’s Dual Sight or “bothie” camera, which lets you simultaneously take split-screen photos and clips from the 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and the 5-megapixel front-facing camera. If you feel like broadcasting those videos live to Facebook or YouTube natively, you may also do so with a touch of a button. Gimmicky, yes, but fun nonetheless.

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The new Nokia 7

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The Nokia 7 likewise got the audio tech used in the £34,000 (about P2,246,118 or $43,867) Nokia OZO 360 camera for creating virtual-reality content. That 360-degree surround-sound technology also made it to the Nokia 8.

The Nokia 7 has inherited the Nokia 8 flagship phone’s Dual Sight or ‘bothie’ camera and 360-degree surround-sound technology.

But while the flagship’s back is made of aluminum, the Nokia 7 uses glass, the brand’s first Android device to get it. The newly announced smartphone also features a 5.2-inch full-HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, a 3,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headset jack.

READ ALSO: Nokia 8 launches in the Philippines with reasonable price tag

It comes with IP54 certification and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which can be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo at a later time. There will be two models. One variant has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, and the other boasts 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable space.

SEE ALSO: Nokia 3310 3G version has arrived with faster internet, more colors

The two versions of the Nokia 7 will retail at ¥2,499 ($377 or P19,393) and ¥2,699 ($407 or P20,945), respectively, once they hit stores in China starting October 24. Compare that with the Nokia 8’s P29,990 (around $584) price in the Philippines and €599 ($707 or P36,338) price in European countries.

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We’re confident the Nokia 7 will reach markets like the Philippines.

HMD Global has not announced when or if the device will roll out to other markets. But based on previous releases, we’re confident the Nokia 7 will reach our shores.

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