Today, away from the hustle and bustle of the Messedamm, HMD Global launched its latest devices. The Nokia 7.2 was the most powerful of the bunch firmly sitting within the mid-range of the market, offering superior battery life to some of its peers, and a flagship-worthy triple camera setup. All of that is on paper, so let’s look into this a little deeper.
Big Eyes – Nokia 7.2
The Nokia 7.2 was announced alongside the Nokia 6.2 and they do share some similarities. There’s a triple camera setup on each, but the Nokia 7.2 sports a more powerful stack. A 48MP main camera is packaged with an 8MP 118º wide-angle lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The Zeiss lenses in use are coupled with some software tweaks to bring DSLR-like bokeh effects to your pictures.
Under The Hood – Nokia 7.2
The 7.2 has a Qualcomm 660 mobile SoC included, which is a chip that was first announced in mid-2017, along with either 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. Both devices sport the same 3500 mAh battery, with the Nokia 7.2 slated as being able to offer up to 2 full days of battery life.
Nokia also announced the return of their PureDisplay software which offers more accurate colour reproduction in content, as well as technology that will upscale content to HDR.
From our brief hands-on we can definitely tell that this is a cheaper device. It feels rather lightweight, and the materials are a little less refined than the glass-on-glass sandwiches of a flagship device. That said, we can also tell that there has been some thought go into the device and the subsequent pricing. With hardware outstripping software in most daily tasks, there is certainly a market for this mid-range device, with flagship elements (such as the camera setup).
The 7.2 will retail initially for €299, be available in three colours – Charcoal, Cyan Green, Iceland. The device will be available for purchase from the end of September. For more information check out the HMD Global website.