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Early photo samples showcase the Nokia 7 camera performance

A couple of days ago, without too much fuss, HDM Global officially unveiled the latest member of the revived Nokia family – then Nokia 7. Combining a premium bill of materials (7000 series aluminum, vacuum molded 3D Corning Gorilla Glass construction) and a solid specs sheet (5.2″ 1080p LCD, Snapdragon 630, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage), the handset is clearly aimed an the upper-midrange segment.


Nokia 7 photographed in the wild
Nokia 7 photographed in the wild
Nokia 7 photographed in the wild
Nokia 7 photographed in the wild
Nokia 7 photographed in the wild
Nokia 7 photographed in the wild

Nokia 7 photographed in the wild

Making it in this particular highly competitive niche is no easy task and many place high hopes on the 16MP, f/1.8, 1.12um pixels, dual-tome LED camera setup to really deliver big in the quality department. A set of photos popped up online today, allegedly captured on the brand new Nokia 7. Unfortunately, these have been compressed all the way down to 640 x 480, with only a couple published with a somewhat higher resolution.


Nokia 7 camera samples
Nokia 7 camera samples

Nokia 7 camera samples

This does severely limit our ability to accurately judge the level of detail in the stills. Never the less, even sized down, the samples look pretty impressive. Colors appear nice and natural, sharpness seems consistent across the frame. Sadly, there are no actual low-light shots to examine. The one with the bouquet does appear dimly lit and indeed shows quite a bit more noise.


Nokia 7 Camera samples
Nokia 7 Camera samples
Nokia 7 Camera samples

Nokia 7 Camera samples


Nokia 7 camera samples
Nokia 7 camera samples
Nokia 7 camera samples

Nokia 7 camera samples

Still, even with HDM’s lofty PR promises of a great “Zeiss imaging experience”, we can’t realistically ask remarkably better low-light behaviour out of a mid-ranger with a single camera setup. It might not be flagship-grade, but it still looks good enough. The Nokia 7 will be available in China on October 24 for CNY 2,499 (that’s around $377 or 320) with 4GB of RAM, and CNY 2,699 ($407 or 345) with 6GB. At the moment we have no information about when (or if) the Nokia 7 will be sold in other countries.

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