Nokia X7 goes official with S710 chipset,  6.18" PureDisplay and Zeiss dual camera

Peter, 16 October 2018

The Nokia X7 – that’s what the 7.1 Plus is called in China – is official and pre-orders start today, shipping begins next week. The good news is that the phone is significantly more affordable than we expected.

First, here’s what you get. The Nokia X7 packs a 6.18” notched screen with 1080p+ resolution and good parameters: 500 nits brightness, 1,500:1 contrast, 96% NTSC color gamut coverage and DCI-P3 support. This is a PureDisplay like the one we saw on the Nokia 7.1 and features SDR to HDR video conversion in real time.

The phone is powered by the new Snapdragon 710 chipset with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Storage is 64GB with a 128GB option if you go for the 6GB model. It will run Android 8.1 Oreo at launch, 9.0 Pie will come as an update.

6.18\ Snapdragon 710 chipset
6.18" 1080p+ PureDisplay • Snapdragon 710 chipset

As promised, here are the prices. We’ll convert those to Western currencies, but expect the Nokia 7.1 Plus to cost a bit more when it hits other markets due to import fees and taxes.

4/64GB CNY 1,700 USD 245 EUR 212
6/64GB CNY 2,000 USD 290 EUR 250
6/128GB CNY 2,500 USD 360 EUR 312

For that kind of cash you’re getting a dual camera on the back. The main module uses a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4µm pixels, a bright f/1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), EIS is available too. These pixels can capture almost twice as much light as 1.0µm pixels and feature Dual Pixel autofocus to boot.

Of course, the lens is Zeiss-branded. The secondary module has a 13MP sensor with an f/2.4 fixed focus lens, but it seems to be just a depth sensor, so not a huge improvement over the Nokia 7.1.

12+13MP Zeiss dual camera 20MP selfie camera
12+13MP Zeiss dual camera • 20MP selfie camera

There’s also a 20MP selfie camera in the notch on the front. It can do pixel binning in the dark, to help the 0.9µm pixels perform better. The S710 has advanced hardware to power AI and the Nokia X7 uses it extensively in the camera app – AI bokeh effect, AI recognition for 18 scenes and so on.

HMD claims that the X7 has an 86.5% screen to body ratio. The body itself is milled out of Series 6000 aluminum and anodized. The back is made of glass, but wireless charging is not supported.

3.5mm headphone jack Fingerprint reader on the glass back
3.5mm headphone jack • Fingerprint reader on the glass back

You get an 18W fast charger to fill half of the 3,500mAh battery in just 30 minutes. It works over the USB-C port and speaking of wired ports, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on board.

This is a dual-SIM phone with a hybrid slot in case you need more storage. VoLTE is supported out of the box.

Night Red Dark Blue Magic Night Silver Night Black
Night Red • Dark Blue • Magic Night Silver • Night Black

Again, the Nokia X7 can be pre-ordered starting today – you can find it on The Dark Blue and Night Red colors are available, but there should be two more options, Magic Night Silver and Night Black.

Source (in Chinese)


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 12 Nov 2018
  • m5k

Totally agree it put me off an otherwise great phone.

Indeed. One person's understated elegance is another person's bland/boring. But regardless, Nokia didn't continue that heavy copper trim design language with the 7.1 plus.

  • Troi
  • 22 Oct 2018
  • 4wc

I guess some people have a bland taste. Not to mention $exist.

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