After a long wait and tons of rumors, it finally happened! Nokia’s first Android handset, after setting an agreement with HMD global, was finally introduced!
Back in December, the company that once was dominating the cellphone market, announced that they will make a return at some point in 2017, also confirming that they’re planning to release more than one smartphone in the upcoming months.
A China-exclusive, for the moment
Nokia 6, because this is how the new handset is called, was announced through a press release and it will only be available in China, through retailer JD.com, starting with early 2017. It’s obvious that this is just a first step for the company, as The Verge states, while the upcoming models could hit other markets as well.
The Nokia 6 is based on an aluminum chassis and comes with a 5.5-inch display, rocking a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and covered by 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass, which basically confirms that we’re not dealing with a flagship, but a more than decent mid-range model.
Under the hood, it packs a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 430 chipset, with an octa-core configuration and the X6 LTE modem. The processor is aided by 4 GB of RAM and 64 gigs of storage, while the microSD card allows expanding the latter.
Great camera setup for a mid-ranger!
In terms of camera, the Nokia 6 features a 16MP snapper on the back, with f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus, while on the front, it has an 8 MP selfie unit, with the same f/2.0 aperture.
Finally, we shouldn’t forget about the Dolby ATMOS technology and twin amplifiers, which should provide a great audio experience.
Currently, it’s priced at CNY 1699, which roughly translates to $250, a great price, considering what this Nokia smartphone is offering.
We’re looking forward to seeing how the market will receive this first Android-powered model, from Nokia and HMD!