Nokia is back! HMD Global has announced its first smartphone with Nokia branding running Android, Nokia 6. The announcement was made on the HMD Global’s official website. HMD Global is a Finland-based company who recently bought the rights to use Nokia-branding on mobile phones. It is a mid-range phone with some decent specifications.
The Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. It has an unibody metal design and fingerprint scanner. The Nokia 6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor with 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB.
The phone sports 16 MP f/2.0 rear camera together with PDAF and dual-tone LED Flash. It also has an 8 MP f/2.0 front-facing camera with 84º wide-angle lens. It is a dual-sim phone which also has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB OTG. On the battery front, it packs a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery. The company says that the new Nokia phone will have dual amplifiers which can deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp and will also support Dolby Atmos.
As far as the design of the new Nokia phone is concerned, here’s what the company, HMD Global, has to say:
With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then received two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.
As of now, the new Nokia 6 will be exclusively available in China through JD.com. The phone is currently available only in black and is priced at 1,699 CNY (₹16,740 or $245). HMD Global promises to come up with more Nokia Android phones in the first-half of 2017.
Source: HMD Global