It’s been a long wait! But they are back. After acquiring rights to the Nokia brand name last year, HDM Global has finally launched the first Android-powered smartphone – Nokia 6. The device has been launched in China for a price of CNY 1699 (approximately Rs 16,700) and will be sold via JD.com. However, the company hasn’t mentioned about global pricing and availability.
On the design front, the smartphone is fully made of aluminum and features thin bezels. In terms of specifications, the device features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB of RAM. Running on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, it comes equipped with 64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card.
The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera along with an 8MP front camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB OTG. A 3000mAh built-in battery completes the package.
The company’s decision to launch the Nokia-branded smartphone first in China is – “The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers.”