Nokia 6 has been around since the beginning of this year, but up to now, quite a number of markets have yet to get this phone.
The first market to see the Nokia 6 was China, where the phone came out before being made official for global markets. This happened in January and when it was made official at the MWC 2017, it has been releasing gradually in other countries. The latest to join the party is the U.S., where the phone is now available for pre-orders.
In the U.S., the Nokia 6 will be an Amazon exclusive and so far, only the black and silver variants have been listed on the retailer as the standard versions. It has also been confirmed that shipping will commence on July 10 and for those who’d prefer a different finish, the copper variant will be available as from next month.
The currently listed models of the Nokia 6 have 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage and are priced at $229.99. Amazon is also selling the black variant as a Prime Exclusive, where offers and ads are part of the deal, but this will mean you pay a smaller figure of $179.99 for the same package.
One thing you need to note is that the Nokia 6 is not supported on all major U.S. carriers. Since it’s coming in as an unlocked model, only those using GSM carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T will be able to use the phone. Apparently, only T-Mobile has the full support for 4G LTE connectivity while AT&T has partial support, but as for Verizon and Sprint, well, sorry folks.
Just so as you know what you are up against, the Nokia 6 has a metallic unibody design, a 5.5-inch Full HD display screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, which can be expanded via a microSD card. The back camera has a 16MP lens and the front has an 8MP lens. Keeping it alive is a decent 3000mAh battery unit and software-wise, Android 7.1 Nougat runs the show out of the box with a near stock touch, with HMD Global promising that Android 8.0 O will be available for update once it’s ready.