Nokia 6 is real, official and China exclusive. The new Nokia is finally bringing an Android device and the website has a teaser video with a tag line “The first Nokia smartphone powered by Android™. China exclusive.”
The video flaunts a metallic body with chamfered edges, and the Android-OS running Nokia 6 will have a fingerprint sensor on the front and the audio output is powered by Dolby Atmos technology. The exterior look also shows the MicroUSB connectivity. No more details are known, and since the device is exclusive to the Chinese market, the video is in its local language.
If the leaked specifications for the D1c earlier are true, the phone will run Android Nougat, and have 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage. The only problem for now is the China-exclusive tag and so, the international audience and fans will have to wait before they could get their hands on a Nokia Android phone.
But then, Nokia showing off something officially indicates that the company has executed its plans on time and we will know more soon. Earlier, it was known that the company is going to have two or more Android smartphones in 2017, and we could see one officially at the Mobile World Congress event next month in Barcelona.
Update : Nokia 6 is officially launched in China, with 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 430
HMD Global has officially launched the first Nokia Android smartphone of this year, after acquiring the company from Microsoft. The Nokia 6 is officially launched in China. A solid block of 6000 series aluminium is used to make the phone’s exterior, which means you are looking at a good metallic body.
Without dragging it, let us talk about the specs. The Nokia 6 has a hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass and the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, an octa-core chipset with X6 LTE modem. There is also 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage and the phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The camera combination of the phone includes 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and the same aperture size for the 8MP front-facing camera.
Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said: “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.
Nokia 6 will be available exclusively in China through JD.com. Available in early 2017, Nokia 6 is 1699 CNY. This, according to HMD Global, is the first device with more coming in the first half of the year. HMD Global has the Nokia brand licensing rights which it had got in late 2016 and since then, there was a wait for the phones as Microsoft, the owner before this had launched a few Windows Phone devices and a couple of Nokia Android phones with a forked version of Android that looked much like the Windows phone interface.
The phone is exclusive for the Chinese market, so wait for the next phones to be officially launched if you are one of those waiting to get your hands on a Nokia Android-based smartphone.
Nokia 6 is exclusive to China and will be sold through JD.com
The Nokia 6 is exclusive to China and has been priced at 1699 CNY (approximately Rs 16,750). It will be available for purchase in early 2017 through JD.com. It also marks the brand’s first device to come powered with Google’s Android OS.