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Nokia 7 Plus faces a brief delay, coming May 2 with free Google Home Mini

Nokia 7 Plus Android One phablet coming May 2 (Source: HMD Global)
Nokia 7 Plus (Source: HMD Global)
Unveiled at MWC 2018, the Nokia 7 Plus was expected to arrive in April. However, the launch date of this Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered handset has just been confirmed for May 2. Even more, those who buy the 7 Plus from Nokia's online store before the end of May will also get a free Google Home Mini smart speaker.

Those who were waiting for the Nokia 7 Plus to hit the market next month might be a bit disappointed, because the launch date has just been confirmed for May 2. On the other hand, by placing an order for this handset on Nokia's online store by the end of May will also get you a free Google Mini Home smart speaker.

Priced around US$500 in Europe (£349.99, to be more accurate), the Nokia 7 Plus features a generous 6-inch display with slim bezels and a 2:1 aspect ratio, a dual camera setup with Zeiss optics on the back, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, as well as a 3,800 mAh battery that can provide up to two days of autonomy. The operating system onboard is Android 8.0 Oreo and since the Nokia 7 Plus is an Android One device, it should get fast updates from Google for 3 years.

Although it is not a waterproof device, the Nokia 7 Plus stands out of the crowd thanks to its two-tone metal build and was often described as a more affordable Pixel 2. Other handsets with similar prices and specs are the Honor View 10 and the Huawei P20 Lite.

Sadly, the potential US customers might have to wait for a variant compatible with the local LTE networks. Even worse, the Amazon UK pre-order page does not even have a US shipment option yet. We will keep an eye on the Nokia 7 Plus and we will let you know as soon as we hear anything new about this handset's arrival stateside, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-27 (Update: 2018-03-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.