Nokia 6 is the first Android-powered smartphone thanks to the efforts of HMD Global, another Finnish company that is aiming to give back Nokia what used to be its own – the mobile phone industry.
Just recently, a leaked photo of the Nokia 6 showed up with some really impressive specs on board. The device had an unidentified Snapdragon processor that is paired with a RAM of 4GB and internal storage of 64GB. If this storage is not enough, the leak revealed that there will be a microSD card slot. The phone was also said to be coming in with a 5.5-inch display screen with a 1080p resolution.
Well, following the launch of the Nokia 6, all of these specs turned out to be true. In addition, we now know more specs and features of the phone, including a hefty 3000mAh battery alongside a decent 16MP snapper on the back. Don’t expect anything extraordinary with the design of the aluminum-built phone, but the ethics you meet are definitely based on the modern smartphone world.
There is Android 7.0 Nougat powering the phone out of the box, something that HMD believes will give the phone(s) a better chance to regain Nokia’s lost glory thanks to the huge access to third-party apps as opposed to the previous Windows Phone platform. However, this is in the hope that the phone ships with support for Google Play Store and Play Services.
As it is, the Nokia 6 is definitely a midrange smartphone. Despite some already mentioned impressive specs, the first Android-powered Nokia phone comes with a Snapdragon 430 processor. Nokia is playing it slow, coming in with a phone that isn’t up there when it comes to performance, but should be able to deliver good enough raw power considering its price tag in the region – CNY 1699. This is an equivalent of about $245, which clearly shows that Nokia is sailing the mid-range waters with the Nokia 6.
The announcement of the phone did not confirm the exact date that it will start selling, rather, all we know is that the Nokia 6 will start selling via JD.com “early in 2017”, but it will remain exclusive to the Chinese market.