After the acquisition of Nokia by the Finnish Company, HMD Global in late 2016 it was certain that the brand would start with the production of modern-day smartphones in 2017. The latest press release from HMD Global indicates that the company has already started with the production of the latest smartphone, Nokia 6 which is ready to be launched in China this year. Nokia 6 will retail on JD.com at a price tag of 1699 CNY (245 USD or 17899 INR approx.).
This first Android-running smartphone under the HMD Global’s umbrella will sport a full-HD 5.5-inch display (1920 x 1080) with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. On the storage front, the phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage (with the flexibility of expandable storage with MicroSD card). Nokia 6 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with an average clock speed of 1.3 GHz. The smartphone will also carry a 16 megapixels rear camera, along with a 8 megapixels front 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.
Apart from the technical specifications, the appeared to have a aluminium uni-body design carrying the old traditional look. And to be very honest (as a big Nokia fan), it a pleasure to hold that beautiful aluminium bar phone produced by Nokia. The phone will also have a fingerprint sensor, which is common among phones these days, and shall run on Android v7.0 Nougat right out of the box. The company has also taken into the account the recent trends in the smartphone industry and has equipped the phone with technical capabilities to support Quick Charge 3.0.
HMD Global appears to be quite ambitious, since they’ve taken their first step into the market very soon after taking over the company from Microsoft. It will surely be an interesting watching, considering that the Chinese crowd has progressed quite far where they saw Nokia last. It’s a disappointment for the Nokia fans all over the world, since the press release does not mention about the Nokia 6 launch anywhere in the world, apart from China.