The first Android smartphone of Nokia from HMD Global has been announced. The Nokia 6 features 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage alongside microSD support, a 16 megapixel main camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Nokia 6 will run android, and HMD has confirmed that it will ship with Nougat version of Google’s operating system.
Firstly launched in China, because the Chinese market is growing market and it will help to boost the product. Nokia 6 is clearly playing in the mid-range market. Shipping with a SnapDragon 430 system-on-chip is not going to set the world alight in terms of performance but the chipset should be able to hold its own against handsets at a similar price to the Nokia 6’s 1699 Yuan ($245). Leaning on the Nokia brand, pairing up with Dolby to use its Atmos sound processing, and promoting the use of an aluminium unibody all tie in with a mid-range handset that punches above its weight… all of which tie in with the values many expect from the Nokia brand name.
The market has a lot of Android-powered smartphones using the 400 series SnapDragon chips that come in at the $200-$300 price point. Design is enough to sell high-end handsets from the likes of Apple, is that enough for mid-range Nokia-branded handsets from HMD?
The handset will go on sale ‘early in 2017’ and will be available exclusively in China through a partnership with retailer JD.com. Although a date for public availability has not been announced.