Nokia 7 Plus specs and hardware breakdown

By | 25th February 2018

HMD Global has unveiled a selection of new smartphones at MWC this year, including the new larger Nokia 7 Plus. As the name suggests, it’s a bigger version of last year’s Nokia 7. As well as the larger display size, the Plus model is the first Nokia phone to boast a 18:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution, a faster Snapdragon 660 processing package, and a more powerful rear dual camera setup.

Read: Hands-on with Nokia’s 2018 lineup at MWC 

The biggest changes to the Nokia 7 Plus are located in the camera department. All three of the lenses have no been designed with Carl Zeiss optics, and the rear camera configuration now includes a telephoto lens. So instead of the single 16 megapixel camera, there’s now a 12 megapixel and 13 megapixel telephoto combination. Nokia is doubling down on the camera focus with an updated camera app and new features including exposure and white balance controls for photography enthusiasts.

The move over to a Snapdragon 660 mobile processor, up from the Snapdragon 630, offers a little more CPU grunt in the form of four Kryo 260 cores. Perhaps more noticeably, the Adreno 512 will offer up some additional gaming performance, and the chip also enables the wider Full HD+ display resolution. Both chip sets have the same X12 LTE modem.

Here’s a breakdown of the Nokia 7 Plus specifications, and how they stack up next to the smaller variant.

 Nokia 7 PlusNokia 7
Display6.0-inch LCD
2160x1080 resolution (Full HD+)
403 ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
5.5-inch IPS LCD
1920x1080 resolution (Full HD)
554 ppi
16:9 aspect ratio
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660
(64-bit octa-core, 2.2 GHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
(64-bit octa-core, 2.2 GHz)
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 540
Storage64 GB64 GB
CamerasRear: Dual 12 MP and 13 MP telephoto with PDAF and Carl Zeiss optics

Front: 13 MP f/2.0
Rear: 16 MP with Carl Zeiss optics

Front: 13 MP f/2.0
Battery3,800 mAh3,000 mAh
IP ratingIP 54IP 54
SoftwareAndroid 8.0Android 7.1.1
Dimensions158.4 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm141.2 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm

In addition to the internal hardware changes, the Nokia 7 Plus has had a slight redesign. The bezel have been slimmed down a tad so that the phone is only slightly larger than the Nokia 8, despite the larger display size. The edges have also been anodized twice to provide even more color variations.

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Any thoughts on the Nokia 7 Plus?