HMD Global recently launched its much-awaited Nokia 7 Plus flagship in India. The phone is a mid-ranger with some top of the line specifications. Powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC, the Nokia 7 Plus was expected to come with 4G LTE support for both the SIMs onboard, but that was not the case. The Nokia 7 Plus lacked Dual-SIM 4G LTE support, which was noted by the reviewers too. The SD660 chipset is integrated with 4G LTE support for both the SIMs, but for some reason, the Nokia 7 Plus did not take advantage of this feature on its chipset. Thankfully, HMD Global seems to have identified it as one of the weaknesses of the phone and is now prepping to fix this issue and enable 4G LTE for both the SIMs on the phone.
Nokia 7 Plus: Dual-SIM 4G LTE Support
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, has confirmed via Twitter that the Nokia 7 Plus will soon be rewarded with support for 4G LTE on the second SIM. The announcement comes as a much-needed breakthrough for the Nokia 7 Plus as it may now fetch more buyers in India. After Jio’s arrival in India, 4G LTE connectivity on both the SIMs has become an essential feature for many smartphone buyers.
Nokia 7 Plus: Specifications, Features
Concerning specs and features, the Nokia 7 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset clubbed with Adreno 512 GPU and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The phone features a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with full-HD+ 1080×2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass, and peak brightness up to 500-nits. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, it is an Android One phone, which means that it offers pure Android experience without any customisations or skin on top. The phone houses 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
In the imaging segment, the Nokia 7 Plus sports a 12MP+13MP dual camera setup at the rear with 2X optical zoom with a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. Both the sensors in the setup come with f/1.75 aperture and f/2.6 aperture, respectively. There is a 16MP fixed-focus camera on the front for selfies with Zeiss optics, f/2.0 aperture, and 1-micron pixels.
Connectivity options on the Nokia 7 Plus include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C (2.0), 3.5mm audio jack, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC. It also includes a slew of sensors such as a digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor. The rear panel of the phone features a fingerprint sensor. A 3,800mAh battery backs the device with support for fast charging and is touted by the company to deliver a talk time of up to 19 hours and standby time up to 723 hours. The Nokia 7 Plus comes with USB Type-C fast charging, which can charge the battery up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The Nokia 7 Plus measures 158.4 x 75.6 x 8mm and weighs 183 grams.
Nokia 7 Plus: Price in India, Availability
The Nokia 7 Plus’s price in India is Rs. 25,999. It is available in Black+Copper and White+Copper colour variants. The online availability of the phone is limited to Amazon India, Croma, and the Nokia Shop. For offline purchase, the phone is up for sale at select offline retailers including Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, Croma and Reliance Digital.
For the ones who are interested in buying the Nokia 7 Plus, Amazon is running various inaugural offers for the phone. It is offering a 10% cashback worth Rs.2,600 for ICICI Bank credit and debit cardholders. Alongside, Airtel is offering Rs.2,000 cashback to the buyers who qualify for the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ campaign. Besides, buyers can also avail damage insurance by Servify for 12 months if they open a new Kotak 811 savings account.