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Nokia 7 Official Specs


Nokia 7 Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor64-bit CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 630
GPUAdreno 508 GPU
SplashproofIP54
Body
Dimensions141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm
Weight-
ColorsBlack and White
Display
Screen Size5.2
ResolutionFHD
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Memory
Internal64/128 GB
RAM4/6 GB
Camera
Primary16MP 1.12um pixel, f1.8 aperture with Zeiss Optics
Secondary5MP
Battery and Power
Type3000 mAh battery
Status
AnnouncedYes
Price
USD$377 (64GB)/$407 (128GB)
Yuan2,499 (64GB)/2,699 (128GB)
INR24,000 (64GB)/26,000 (128GB)

Nokia 7 is Official: Price, New Features & Specs

HMD announced the Nokia 7 today. This phone comes with Mid-tier specs and ZEISS Optics. The entire package is offered at a starting price of 2499 Yuan ($377).

The Nokia 7 features a 5.2-inch FHD IPS display with huge chin but slim design. It is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of internal storage. The phone comes with Splashproof (IP54) ratings, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which was introduced along with the Nokia 8. It allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. At the back, there is a single camera of 16MP with Zeiss optics along with an 5MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 7 is available in Black and White color options. The device will pack a 3000mAh battery with quick charge support.

Nokia 7 will be available for purchase in China beginning October 24. The 4GB model will be available for 2,499 Yuan ($377) and 6GB model for 2,699 Yuan ($407), Will you buy the Nokia 7?


Nokia 7 Design and Specs Leak!!!

Nokia 7 Design and Specs Leak!!!
Nokia is all set to reveal the Nokia 7 on October 19th during an event in China. The device is expected to feature mid-tier specifications. We haven't seen any possible renders or live images of the Nokia 7, but that's going to change today, thanks to an alleged leak from baidu.

As you can see in the below Sketch (Sort of), the Nokia 7 looks promising and resembles the upcoming Nokia 9 in terms of the rear design. The device may come with a 5.2" 1080p display. It will be powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC.

One thing that is worth noticing is that the Nokia 7 will be having rear fingerprint sensor instead of front fingerprint sensor, which can be found in previous Nokia Smartphones including the Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8.

This leaked design is very likely going to be the real deal, as it came from trusted Nokia leaker Nokibar. That said, Nokia is expected to reveal the Nokia 7 tomorrow in China.

Recently Nokia announced the Nokia 8 with Outdated 5.3-inch QHD IPS display with huge chin and top bezels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nokia 7 will be priced in at around 350$ which lies between the Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. Thoughts?


Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is now live for the Nokia 6

Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is live for the Nokia 6
We all know that Nokia is one of the fastest when it comes to updating it's Smartphones to the latest Android OS. Additionally Nokia Smartphone's Stock-like interface has never taken too long to update.

Just a few weeks back we reported that Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is in the works for Nokia 6 and now HMD has started rolling the update with latest October Android Security patch.


Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, which includes bugfixes, optimizations, and a small number of enhancements for carriers and users. Along with these enhancements, it also brings new gesture 'Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification'.

For now, the update is reportedly rolling out in phases for selected Nokia 6 users. This means that the Android 7.1.2 Nougat won't be coming to all devices at once, but selected users will get the update.

HMD recently announced that all the Nokia Android Smartphones inducing the Nokia 6 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of 2017.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is in the works for the Nokia 6

We all know that Nokia is one of the fastest when it comes to updating it's Smartphones to the latest Android OS. Additionally Nokia Smartphone's Stock-like interface has never taken too long to update.

Now it seems that the Android 7.1.2 Nougat Software update would be coming soon to the Nokia 6.


According to GFXBench, HMD has started working on Android 7.1.2 Nougat updates for the Nokia 6 (TA-1000, TA-1003, TA-1021, TA-1025, TA-1033, TA-1039).

Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, which includes bugfixes, optimizations, and a small number of enhancements for carriers and users. Along with these enhancements, it also brings new gesture 'Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification'.

That said, there's no exact date on when HMD will be rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the Nokia 6. We will let you know once the update is out.

HMD recently announced that all the Nokia Android Smartphones inducing the Nokia 6 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of 2017.

Nokia 9 New Color Leaks!!!

Nokia 9 New Color Leaks!!!
Nokia is all set to reveal its trump card, the Nokia 9 with almost Bezel-less display, dual camera, and other 2017 flagship features. We have already seen the Sketch Renders of the Nokia 9 in Orange Gold Color, but today we have another Color leak of the Nokia 9.

As you can see in the above Sketch (Sort of), the Nokia 9 looks gorgeous in Stunning Blue with bent display just like what we've seen in the Galaxy Note Edge. The device looks promising with tiny top and bottom chin.


One thing that is worth noticing is that the Nokia 9 will be having rear fingerprint sensor instead of front fingerprint+home buttons, which can be found in previous Nokia Smartphones including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8.

This leaked design is very likely going to be the real deal, as it came from trusted Nokia leaker Nokibar. That said, Nokia is expected to reveal the Nokia 9 along with the Nokia 2 later this year.

Recently Nokia announced the Nokia 8 with Outdated 5.3-inch QHD IPS display with huge chin and top bezels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.Nokia 9 New Color Leaks!!!

Nokia 9 is going to be the same as the Nokia 8 in terms of Specs. However, the devices will differ in terms of design. Yes, the Nokia 9 is going to be much more expensive than the Nokia 8. Thoughts?

Source: Baidu

HMD confirms Android P update for all Nokia smartphones

HMD confirms Android P update for all Nokia smartphones
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Recently Nokia confirmed that they will be updating all the Nokia Android Smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo (Including Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8).

Nokia has already started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update on the Nokia 8 and is expected to roll it out for all the Nokia 8 users by the end of October. The company plans to update all the Nokia Android Smartphones to Android Oreo by the end of 2017.


While the new Android update is on its way, HMD Global has now announced that the current batch Nokia smartphones will also be upgraded to Android P. The announcement came at a launch event in the Philippines, and it's interesting to see HMD promising an update for an unannounced Android version.

Also Read: Nokia 8 to get Android Oreo Soon, Beta Test Is Ongoing

That said, Android P still seems a long way off and don't get your hopes high as HMD can change its decision. However, Android 8.0 Oreo update is on its way and might be released soon for Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3.

HMD wants your Nokia Smartphone Bootloader Locked!!!

HMD wants your Nokia Smartphone Bootloader Locked!!!
In a move that disappoints Nokia Android users, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas on his twitter handle just announced that you'll not be able to Unlock Bootloader of your Nokia Android Smartphone including the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3, and Nokia 8.

While most of the brands offer a consumer-friendly bootloader unlock option and tools, Nokia want their devices to be locked forever.


When asked about support for Unlocking Bootloader, Juho Sarvikas Chief Product Officer at HMD Global replies "Sorry, we wont unlock it due to security however we will share our kernel modifications back to the open source community, wip".

Seriously? In other words he's saying "You can have kernel source so you can develop Custom ROM but we wont let you unlock the Bootloader to flash them". Hope this changes in the future as it's really disappointing for those of us who may have wanted to Root, flash a custom ROM or kernel onto the device.

Nokia 8 to launch in India today, Price revealed!

HMD will be announcing the Nokia 8 today in India during a live event at 11:30AM. This phone comes with top-notch specs and ZEISS Optics. As suggested by Amazon India, the entire package will be offered at a price of Rs 36,999.

The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch QHD IPS display with huge chin and top bezels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. Another feature that might wonder you is its OZO Audio, which gives 360-degree sound with amazing quality. At the back, there are two cameras of 13MP with Zeiss optics along with an 13MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 8 will be available in Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper Colour options. The device will pack a 3090mAh battery with quick charge support.

With these huge bezels, impressive specifications, and Luxury Price, Will you buy the Nokia 8?

So this is how the Nokia 9 will look like

So this is how the Nokia 9 will look like
Nokia is all set to reveal its trump card, the Nokia 9 with almost Bezel-less display, dual camera, and other 2017 flagship features. We haven't seen any possible renders or live images of the Nokia 9, but that's going to change today, thanks to an alleged leak from baidu.

As you can see in the below and above Sketch (Sort of), the Nokia 9 looks gorgeous with bent display just like what we've seen in the Galaxy Note Edge. The device looks promising with tiny top and bottom chin.
So this is how the Nokia 9 will look like
One thing that is worth noticing is that the Nokia 9 will be having rear fingerprint sensor instead of front fingerprint+home buttons, which can be found in previous Nokia Smartphones including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8.


This leaked design is very likely going to be the real deal, as it came from trusted Nokia leaker Nokibar. That said, Nokia is expected to reveal the Nokia 9 along with the Nokia 2 later this year.

Recently Nokia announced the Nokia 8 with Outdated 5.3-inch QHD IPS display with huge chin and top bezels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nokia 9 is going to be the same as the Nokia 8 in terms of Specs. However, the devices will differ in terms of design. Yes, the Nokia 9 is going to be much more expensive than the Nokia 8. Thoughts? 

Nokia 8 to get Android Oreo Soon, Beta Test Is Ongoing

Nokia 8 to get Android Oreo Soon, Beta Test Is Ongoing
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Recently Nokia confirmed that they will be updating all the Nokia Android Smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo (Including Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8).

Now, Nokia has started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update on the Nokia 8. This means that the Oreo won't be coming to all users at once, but selected users enrolled for Closed Beta will get the update for testing purpose.


Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas on his twitter handle shared some Images showing the Nokia 8 Android Oreo (Beta) Update screen.

That said, HMD plans to roll out the Android Oreo update to all the Nokia Android Smartphones by the end of 2017. We'll let you know once we get more information.

Problems Plague Nokia 3 after Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is still slowly rolling out to Nokia 3 but should you really update right now?

With the various exciting new features in Nokia 3's newest OS update, 7.1.1 Nougat, are various problems and bugs, as well. Many customers are reporting that most of the Applications are crashing after they installed the new update.


Few of the Nokia 3 users who updated to 7.1.1 Nougat are experiencing problem related to freezing or hanging of System Applications. Some couldn’t set the brightness level, some facing automatic mobile data off.

Another issue faced by a number of Nokia 3 users who are already on the new OS is the abnormal heating and battery drain.

Let’s hope Nokia will have a fix to this issue soon.

Nokia 2 in all its GLORY!!!

Most of the Nokia fans are looking for an Ultra-budget phone which is the Nokia 2 to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until the end of 2017 to get hands on it.

As you can see in the below Image (Courtesy: Evan Blass), the Nokia 2 looks exactly like the Nokia 3. The Nokia 2 will be having on-screen navigation keys instead of touch capacitive buttons, which can be found in previous Nokia Smartphones including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6.
Nokia 2 in all its GLORY!!!
We already know that the device will be coming with Snapdragon 212 SoC clocked at 1.27 GHz, paired with 1GB RAM. Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be coming pre-installed with the Nokia 2.

That said, Nokia is expected to reveal its Ultra budget Nokia 2 later this year. Share your thoughts about this Smartphone in the below comment section!

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update hits Nokia 3

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update hits Nokia 3
As promised, HMD is now rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the latest monthly Android security patch Software update to the low end Nokia 3.

The latest update weighs in at around 748.3 MB and features the latest August 5, 2017 security patch, App Shortcuts, GIF(s) support, and new Emojis, and other Android 7.1.1 Nougat Goodies.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat update hits Nokia 3
Recently HMD promised that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 8 and Nokia 6 will be getting software updates for till next 2 years. That means, the Nokia 5 and other three devices will be getting Android Oreo for sure.

Nokia’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Screenshot: Ashish Narshana

Nokia releases September Android security update for Nokia 5

Nokia releases September Android security update for Nokia 5
As promised, HMD is now rolling out the latest monthly Android security patch Software update to the mid-tier Nokia 5. The company has now released Android September 2017 Security update to the Nokia 5.

The latest update weighs in at around 142 MB and features the latest security patch. You won't get new features or improvements with this update.
Nokia releases September Android security update for Nokia 5
Recently HMD promised that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be getting software updates for till next 2 years. That means, the Nokia 5 and other three devices will be getting Android O for sure.

[Update] Nokia 3 Confirmed to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Nokia 3 Confirmed to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat by the end of August
[Article: 30/07/2017] Nokia 3, the finnish company's low-end Android Smartphone is confirmed to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update by the end of August. The confirmation came from the Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas.

It's really exciting to see that Nokia is actually taking initiatives to update their low-end Smartphone to the latest Android OS. 


A month back, HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela said "What we are now committing (to) is that whenever a consumer buys a device, two years from that we will do the updates" and that's something really great!

That said, Nokia will be pushing the Android 7.1.1 Nougat globally for the Nokia 3. We will notify you once the update is out!

Update 1: Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nokia 3 got approved and will start rolling out in a few days. -  Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas.

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat | Samsung Experience
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540/Mali-G71 MP20
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeIPSSuper AMOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.8 inches QHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64 GB
RAM4 GB4 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAF12MP, f/1.7, PDAF, OIS
Secondary13 MP8 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging3000 mAh | Quick Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesYes
Price
USD$700$720

Which one would you choose?

Nokia 8 isn't coming to the US and China

According to the latest reports from CNBC, the Nokia 8 isn't coming to the US and China.

HMD did not released the specific market list in which it would be releasing the Nokia 8, but told CNBC that it would launch in countries which are accustomed to higher average selling prices of phones.


"The U.S. requires a separate strategy, even a separate portfolio and tech investment so we are not in a rush today around that because we are seeing such strong demand across the globe,"

The Nokia 8 will not launch in China, as the company is crafting a specific strategy around the world's biggest smartphone market, and will launch specific devices tailored to consumers there.

"China is a big focus market and we will make announcements on those dedicated products there in the future," Seiche told CNBC.

Source: CNBC

Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)2.45 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeIPSOptic AMOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.5 inches FHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64/128 GB
RAM4 GB6/8 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAFDual 16MP, ƒ/1.7, DCAF
Secondary13 MP16 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging3300 mAh | Dash Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesYes
Price
USD$700$479

Which one would you choose?

Nokia 8 vs Moto Z2 Force: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs Motorola Moto Z2 Force
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)2.35 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Shatter Shield
TypeIPSPOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.5 inches QHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64 GB
RAM4 GB4 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAFDual 12MP, ƒ/2.0
Secondary13 MP5 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging2730 mAh | Turbo Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesNo
Price
USD$700$720
Which one would you choose?

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