Leaked Nokia X7 debuts new Symbian UI

The new Nokia X7
The new Nokia X7

The new Nokia X7 has been outed by Three in a promotional video for the network, and comes with a good look at the forthcoming Symbian UI improvements.

The new Nokia X7 looks to be a pretty decent handset on specs alone, coming with an 8MP camera with dual LED flash, a large 4-inch ClearBlack OLED screen and a pretty nifty metallic chassis.

The video was uploaded by Three but taken down shortly afterwards; thankfully some quick-witted internet people managed to get their own copy and kept it available for all to see.

N8 wait nearly over?

What's more exciting (especially for Nokia N8 users) is the new Symbian UI shown off deals with a lot of the issues we found in our N8 review.

The homescreens now have a more dynamic scroll about them, the widgets are overhauled and more interactive (and of different sizes) and the internet browser is reportedly much, much faster.

The new nokia x7 ui

We're also 'treated' to a portrait QWERTY keyboard... but it's not like other manufacturers have managed to put that in for over three years or anything, is it, Nokia?

We're now looking forward to the Nokia event tomorrow with a heightened level of fervour than before - will we get a date when Nokia N8 owners will finally get the user experience they should have had from the start?

From Phone Arena

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.