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HMD has been killing it with Nokia, bringing the brand back from death, they now produce some of the best mid-range phones on the market.

Apparently, the phone is called the Nokia 7, but the .1 denotes that this is an Android One. Android One is one of the main selling points of Nokia phones, you get Google’s close-to stock software that gives monthly security patches for a minimum of three years.

The new phone is competitively priced at just £299 for the 3GB/32GB variant and will be available from 17th October.

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It is a solid specification for the price, you get a large  5.84-inch display featuring a 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch, it runs at  2244×1080 resolution, with a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio which is then protected by  Corning Gorilla 3 glass.

The LCD uses Nokia’s new PureDisplay hardware and software technology enabled by a PixelWorks chip that is capable of displaying HDR10 content, upscale SDR content to HDR, and adjust brightness and contrast dynamically to provide the best visual experience both indoors and outdoors.

Powering the device is the  Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 system on chip which is then accompanied by 3 or 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory as well as 32 GB or 64 GB of NAND flash storage.

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The battery is an average sized 3,060 mAh but the 636 shouldn’t use the power up too fast. The phone is capable of a 50% charge in 30 mins.

The main camera features optics developed by Zeiss, a 12MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP B&W sensor to capture depth. The selfie camera uses a 8MP f/2.0 sensor and support “AI-enhanced” face unlock.

The phone uses USB-C as you would expect for a 2018 phone, and you also get a 3.5mm jack and upgradable storage via a microSD slot.

The colour options will be Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel colors with colours latter featuring copper accents.

Overall, there is never anything overly exciting about mid-range phones, manufacturers don’t have the leg room to introduce exciting features the same way they do with a flagship model. This is all about value for money and at £299 running Android One with a decent camera, I think this will sell very well


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