The Nokia 7+ will likely launch in about nine days, but HMD Global’s next mid-range phone can’t stay hidden. Earlier this week we saw the Android One-flavored device from the front and back in two different colors. It looks pretty much the same as its predecessor, the Nokia 7, that launched several months ago. Now we’re getting another opportunity to see the Nokia 7+ except this time it’s a live shot.
Someone who managed to get their hands on the phone decided to take a picture of it, and then that picture made its way online for the world to see. The fresh leak, though, doesn’t really show us anything new.
What the live shot tells us is that, yes, the Nokia 7+ will ship with a display that has 18:9 aspect ratio. Notice the size stretched vertically to give a more narrow appearance. The bezels may still seem on the larger side, but they are thinner than those on HMD Global’s other mobile devices. The front actually resembles the Pixel 2 XL, where Google rounded the corners and slimmed the bezels but didn’t shrink them to super-thin size.
It also seems that stock Android is present, a standard quality for any Nokia-branded product sold by HMD Global. The company committed to providing among the cleanest software around. Participating in Android One would allow Google to manage software updates for this phone.
Specifications have yet to leak, but we suspect everything will stand close to the Nokia 7 from 2017. That phone ships with a Full HD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630, a single rear camera, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Nokia 7+, meanwhile, should raise each of those areas to what’s modern in 2018.
We’ll keep an eye on HMD Global at MWC later this month since the company should be making announcements at the trade show.