It’s finally happening. Nokia’s long-awaited first Android smartphone (after selling its business) is here. The Nokia 6 is that phone we wanted from the Finnish maker.
As you know already, it’s HMD Global that’s in charge of making new Nokia phones. The Nokia 6 is a mid-range phone, so expect nothing spectacular on the spec sheet. However, HMD promises the same superior build quality we have come to expect from Nokia phones. To highlight the premium quality, each phone takes more around twelve hours to become a final product which includes carving it out of 600 series aluminum, two anodizing processes and then polishing for 5 times. As a result, you get an unibody phone.
The Nokia 6 has specs that justify its asking price. Starting with its core, it has Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage. The 5.5 Full HD display is covered with a 2.5D curved glass. There’s also a polarizing layer that used to be present on older Nokia phones and it should ensure great sunlight legibility. The Nokia 6 has a fingerprint sensor on its chin. The rear camera sports 16MP resolution and is accompanied by a LED flash. Not forgetting the selfie lovers, the Nokia 6 has an 8MP camera on the front.
The Nokia 6 will be exclusively available in China and will carry a price tag of 1699 Chinese Yuan (~ US$ 246). Earlier, Nokia had launched it’s N1 tablet as China exclusive. But that’s not all as HMD has promised to launch more phones in the first half of 2017. And the future looks bright.