Nokia’s first Android smartphone; ‘Nokia 6’ with 4GB RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat launched in China
After numerous leaks and rumours, Nokia has finally made a comeback in the smartphone market with its first-ever Android smartphone. HMD Global, the company that has the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Nokia-branded smartphones, unveiled the ‘Nokia 6’ smartphone in China.
The Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 64-bit Octa-core (4×1.2GHz Cortex A53 + 4×1.5GHz Cortex A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU and 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
On the camera front, it packs a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, 1.0um sensor, f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front-facing camera, 1.12um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide-angle lens. It comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The fingerprint sensor is embedded on the front.
The dual-sim smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and it is backed by a 3000mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB OTG. It has Dual speakers, Dual smart amplifiers (TFA9891), Dolby Atmos and a 3.5mm audio jack. It measures at 154 x 75.8 x 7.8mm and sports aluminum alloy unibody design.
Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. From the outset we have stated that we intend to move with speed to establish a position as a player in the smartphone category and create products that truly meet consumer needs. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features.
– Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global.
The Nokia 6 comes in Black colour and is priced at 1699 yuan (approx. Rs. 16,740) and will be available exclusively from JD.com in the first half of 2017 in China.
Unfortunately, for Nokia fans in India, the Nokia 6 is only exclusive to China. So, Indian fans will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Nokia’s Android smartphones. However, the company says that there will be more Nokia handsets in H1 2017. So, stay tuned for more updates!