MWC 2018: Nokia 7 Plus Launches With Dual Cameras, Zeiss Optics, Stock Android, And More

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Just before MWC 2018 kicked into gear, HMD unveiled a number of Nokia-branded devices. The Nokia 7 Plus is the most attractive one, boasting dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics, a vanilla Android experience, and more neat features.  ( Nokia )

Nokia parent company HMD Global unveiled a number of devices on Sunday before the Mobile World Congress 2018, including the attractive Nokia 7 Plus as its upper midrange offering.

The Nokia 7 Plus is quite different than the Nokia 7 launched back in October 2017, sporting a larger screen, a pure Android experience, and more appealing specs.

Android One Nokia 7 Plus

First of all, the Nokia 7 Plus is an Android One smartphone, so it will deliver a vanilla Android experience. This means that it will not have any skins or other customizations on top of the stock Android OS, which should appeal more to Android purists.

Nokia 7 Plus Dual Rear Cameras

The Nokia 7 Plus boasts a dual rear camera setup with Carl Zeiss optics, promising great photos even in low-light environments. The smartphone also comes with the "bothie" feature found on the Nokia 8, allowing users to take photos with both the front and the rear cameras at the same time.

Looking Nokia's lineup of Android smartphones, the Nokia 7 Plus fits above the Nokia 7 in terms of specs and features, but below the Nokia 8.

The dual rear camera setup consists of a 12-megapixel primary camera with wide-angle lens and f/1.75 aperture and a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.6 aperture and 2x optical zoom. To complete the setup, Nokia also put in Zeiss optics and a dual-tone LED flash.

On the front, the Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 16-megapixel camera with fixed focus, Zeiss optics, and f/2.0 aperture.

Nokia 7 Plus Specs

The Nokia 7 Plus features a 6-inch IPS display with a QHD+ resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio, a peak brightness rating of 500 nits, and Gorilla Glass protection for extra scratch resistance.

Under the hood, the smartphone packs the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Nokia 7 Plus further comes with 64 GB of native storage space, with microSD support for up to 256 GB of extra storage.

In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 7 Plus supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. Unlike other recent smartphones, the Nokia 7 Plus also features a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3,800 mAh battery with fast charging technology.

Nokia 7 Plus Price And Release

The Nokia 7 Plus will hit the market in April and will carry a price tag of €399, which would translate to roughly $490. The smartphone will be available in two color options: White/ Copper and Black/ Copper.

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