Nokia, the company that reckoned the new age of portable mobile phones and became the best selling brand in 1998 is back again. In 2011 Nokia sales collapsed due to the competition with Android and iPhone. Microsoft sold phones under Nokia’s Lumia brand for some time but Microsoft’s ownership of Nokia brand license has expired. Recently, HMDGlobal has secured its right over the brand for the next decade.
Now that Nokia is leaping towards Android industry, it is soon to put its first Android phone on sale next week. The first Nokia Android phone — Nokia6 was revealed earlier this week by HMDGlobal.
However, Nokia 6 will only be available in China for the time being. JD.com, the retail partner for Nokia 6 in China has already started registrations for the handset. The first sale will go live on January19. Nokia 6 comes with a price tag of CNY1,699 (NPR26,866) for the Black color. Online rumor so appeared so far seems to suggest at least two devices.
Specs-wise, Nokia6 features a 5.5inch display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution. 1.1GHzOcta–coreQualcommSnapdragon 430 processor powers the device along with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs a 64GB on board storage which is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card. Talking about the Camera, the device sports a 16MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front facing camera.
HMDGlobal has teamed up with Google launching its new smart phone with Android. Nokia 6 will come with Android 7.0 Nougat and is likely to appear on other handsets launched in the first half of 2017. It will be a huge Plus point for Nokia that the latest Android OS powers the new Nokia phones. Nokia 6 has a 3000mAh non-removable removable battery on the back. Additionally, Nokia 6 sensors include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Nokia 6 features quite decent specs but the phone will be available only in China for now. However, it is possible that Nokia might introduce a global version in late February. As mentioned earlier, the phone comes with a price tag of CNY 1,699 in China. If Nokia succeeds, 2017 will be a good year for Nokia because the company has more phone to reveal in the coming days.
So guys, Is Nokia’s first Android phone what you expected it to be? It is a lovely budget friendly device as long as Nokia keeps a budget profile price in Nepal once it’s available. Let us know what you think of Nokia 6 in the comments section. Keep following Gadgets In Nepal for tech news, Gadget Reviews and more.