The upcoming Nokia 7 Plus has been captured on camera for the first time, showcasing a familiar design that matches the press renders leaked earlier this week. As expected, the smartphone presents a tall display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, rounded corners, and 2.5D glass on top, all the while boasting a near stock Android OS experience. Photos of the back panel are missing but judging by the previous press renders, the device should carry a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as evidenced by the fact that there’s not enough room on the opposite side, and additionally, it should make use of a dual camera setup boasting Carl Zeiss optics.
The Nokia 7 Plus is set to become HMD Global’s first smartphone to adopt the elongated 18:9 aspect ratio, but it will likely not be the only one for the remainder of 2018. The panel is said to have a 6-inch diagonal and accommodate 2160 by 1080 pixels, leading to a pixel density of around 402 pixels per inch (PPI). The device is reportedly driven by the Snapdragon 660 chipset from Qualcomm, housing 4 + 4 Kryo 260 CPU cores coupled with an Adreno 512 graphics chip, and 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The front-facing camera visible in the live photo at hand is expected to clock in at a resolution of 16-megapixels and have an f/2.0 aperture while offering 1080p video recording capabilities. Meanwhile, the main dual camera that has been previously exposed in press renders should comprise a 12 and 13-megapixel sensor coupled with a dual-LED flash. Finally, the device is expected to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and the operating system will likely retain its original look for the most part.
The OEM previously confirmed it will attend the next Mobile World Congress later this month where the company has something “awesome” in store for fans of the Nokia brand, at least according to CPO Juho Sarvikas. The Nokia 7 Plus will possibly be only one of the devices set to be officially introduced at MWC, as the OEM could also unveil a new budget Android device under the name of Nokia 1, though at this point it’s unclear whether the OS will offer a near-stock experience or be based on a more modified version of Google’s software.