How to install Google Play Store on Nokia 7 China variant

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Developed in Finland by HMD Global, the mid-end Nokia-branded smartphone ‘Nokia 7’ was unveiled in China on 24 October. If you’ve imported the Nokia 7 Chinese variant to your country, you’d probably already know that HMD is not shipping the phone with the Google Play Store services due to some limitation. In this article, you are going to learn the steps to install Play Store on Nokia 7 China variant.

Nokia 7 is a mid-end smartphone with Snapdragon 630 processor and comes in two variants – one model has 6GB of RAM and another one comes with 4GB of RAM, while the storage is limited to 64GB in both variants. The other specs include a 16-megapixel rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture and ZEISS optics, and the phone also supports Dual-Sight model that allows you to split the screen into two camera image setup.

Since the phone is made in Finland, the Chinese variant comes with Google Services framework which would allow you to install Play Store on your imported Nokia 7 smartphone.

Install Google Play Store on Nokia 7 China variant

  • On your Nokia 7 phone, launch Tencent’s App Store and search for ‘Play Store’.
  • Tap on the option that lets you download Play Store.
  • Just like any other Android app, Play Store will also ask you to enable the sideloading of apps through Unknown Sources.
  • Grant the access to ‘Unknown Sources’ and that’s it, Play Store will install on your phone.

Nokia 7 is currently exclusive to China. HMD Global is however expected to unveil the phone at MWC. The smartphone has a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with a 1080p Full HD resolution. And the back of the device is designed with a 3D glass, with a frame made of 7000 series aluminium.

It comes with just 3,000 mAH battery which is the only downside of this phone and Nokia 7 also supports 18W fast charging. The most important feature ‘3.5mm headphone jack’ is available on the phone. HMD Global is expected to unveil the Nokia 7 in two colour options – Gloss Black and Matte White at MWC 2018.