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Smartphone maker '360' has launched a new mid-tier smartphone in China called the 360 N7. The smartphone has a modern design with powerful hardware specifications. As of now, there are no details with regards to the availability. The smartphone is priced at 1699 Yuan ($267) for the 64 GB model and 1899 Yuan ($298) for the 128 GB models, which makes it the most affordable smartphone with the Snapdragon 660 chipset.
The design is one of the many highlights of the 360 N7. The device has a full metal unibody design with a flushed antenna band similar to the one found on the Apple iPhone 6s. The metal unibody design will help the smartphone to dissipate the heat and also gives protect the smartphone from accidental drops. On the front, the smartphone has a seamless 2.5D curved tempered glass with narrow bezels which makes the smartphone look premium. However, there are no details on whether the device uses either Corning Gorilla or a Dragon Tail Ashi glass. The smartphone comes in Black and White colour options and the white colour model looks similar to the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition, which also hides the antenna bands to offer a uniform design.
To begin with the display, the 360 N7 has a 5.99-inch FHD+ 2160 x 1080px IPS LCD display with a 1500:1 contrast ratio, which means the device will have a punchier colour reproduction. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core chipset. The processor uses the Qualcomm's Kryo CPU and Adreno GPU to offer superior performance. As the chipset is based on the 14nm FinFET architecture, the processor is also thermally efficient. This powerful yet energy efficient chipset is paired with 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage based on eMMC 5.1. Additionally, the storage is user expandable up to 128 GB using a micro SD card.
The 360 N7 has a dual camera setup similar to the one found on the Honor 7x. There is a 16 MP RGB primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 2 MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, which will help the smartphone to capture photos with a varied depth of field or bokeh shots. For the front-facing camera, the smartphone uses an 8 MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
Software and Battery
The device has a massive 5030 mAh sealed battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 via a micro USB port, which is a bummer for a phone of this calibre. However, unlike most other smartphones it still retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The 360 N7 runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS with custom 360 OS skin on the top.
In terms of design and hardware choice, the 360 N7 looks like a champ. However, there are some corner cuts in terms of camera and charging port. As of now, there is no information about the launch of this smartphone in India.