Nokia 6 just made its debut recently and while many were excited about the return of the one-time king of the mobile industry, disappointments started creeping in when it was revealed that the phone will be exclusive to the Chinese market.
There is no doubt that the Nokia 6 isn’t one of those exciting phones that will make people want to jump out of their own skins. However, the fact that Nokia is back is enough to get many excited. While the phone had been in the rumors for quite some time, it was only revealed at launch that it will remain exclusive to the Chinese market.
This is a strange move by the Finnish company, but it is understandable given that the company is just making a comeback in the smartphone industry after years. However, it appears that there is something interesting in the pipes. According to a new report, a new Nokia 6 with model number TA-1003 has just passed Bluetooth certification. The original variant of the phone that was meant to stay in China has model number TA-1000, something that could mean the former is meant for the global market.
If this is indeed the story around the Nokia 6, we could end up with a global version of the phone showing up at the upcoming MWC 2017 event 0n February 27. The phone should keep the same specs and features as the Chinese variant, coming in with a 5.5-inch Full HD display screen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Under the hood, the Nokia 6 has an underwhelming Snapdragon 430 SoC that is paired with an impressive 4GB RAM and even better storage of 64GB.
The back panel has a 16MP snapper while the front selfie has an 8MP shooter. To keep the phone powered is a decent 3000mAh battery that is charged via a USB-C port. The Nokia 6 is a state-of-the-art phone that also supports 4G LTE, Dolby ATMOS for quality audio and runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
In China, the Nokia 6 will be valued at CNY1699, which is about $245. Whether this will be the same price in other markets when the phone launches there is still unknown, but the price tags shouldn’t deviate that much.