An old player is returning to the smartphone market and yes, it’s none other than Nokia. The Finnish brand is making a comeback in the smartphone market with “The Home of Nokia Phones” selling phones with official Nokia branding after the HMD, Nokia, and Microsoft deal. The latest news is that Nokia has launched Nokia 6, it’s first android smartphone in the China market this January 2017.
The Launch of Nokia 6
Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution sporting a 2.5D Gorilla Glass screen. The device gears up with 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage making it a powerful device for the mid-entry smartphone segment. The 64 GB storage is expandable up to 256 GB with a microSD slot.
Nokia six runs on 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, which is again a mid-entry processor. It could have been better if it was 640. Lag issues can be one of the cons of the new device from HMD.
Nokia 6 camera has an f2.0 aperture lens with 16 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera.The phone misses out on Pureview cameras which earlier Nokia phones used to have, might be due to original license with Microsoft Lumia. The smartphone has a dual speaker system with dedicated amplifiers and Dolby Atmos surround tech to enhance the music experience.
The surprising element is that the device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone body flaunts an aluminum unibody finish which exhibits a premium look. The Nokia 6 Price listing is 1699 CNY which converts to almost $245. Nokia 6 has a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with dual sim support.
Syncers’ Take on Nokia 6
Giving Nokia 6 review without using the device is quite difficult but comparing the Nokia 6 features, we express our take on Nokia 6. Gearing up with the latest android OS might work for Nokia in the China markets. The price segment is a mid-entry level segment and the phone looks like a radical purchase in this price segment.
Nokia was famous for its simplicity and durability. Time will tell if HMD is able to retain the same qualities as the original Finnish brand had in its offerings.
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Nokia 6 Features
The specifications of Nokia 6 are:
- Corning Glass 3 with 5.5-inch display (1920×1080)
- Adreno 505 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa Core Processor
- 4GB RAM
- 16MP f/2.0 Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
- 64 GB Internal Storage + up to 256 GB External Storage (via MicroSD Card)
- Dual Speaker system with Dolby Atmos
- Fingerprint Sensor
- 3,000mAh Li-ion nonremovable battery
- Android Nougat 7.0
- Aluminum body finish
- Dual SIM Slot ( GSM + CDMA)
Price of Nokia 6 in China: 1699 CNY
Price of Nokia 6 in USD: $245
Nokia 6 Photos
According to GSMArena.com, two models of Nokia 6, TA-1003 is shown along the original TA-1000 model. It suggests that two models will go on sale in China and an international model could also be introduced. Nokia’s Facebook page conveys more announcements to follow on February 26, the date of Melbourne World Congress. There are expectations of Nokia launching Nokia 6‘s international variant in MWC, Barcelona next month. It might announce new Nokia phone launches.
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HMD is the new official licensee of Nokia branding tying up a ten year deal with Nokia and Microsoft. HMD will manufacture the phones and will sell them under the official branding of Nokia. Nokia 6 sales will start in January itself.
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Photo Source: Nokia