Nokia 6 Officially Gets Announced Courtesy of HMD Global – Company’s First Ever Android Handset
The waiting is finally over and we finally have the first Nokia branded handset and it is named Nokia 6. Though the model name was completely different from what we expected, the end product is quite attractive from the outside, as you can tell from the image. The hardware specifications are quite interesting, showing that the company definitely took a long time to check which internals would end up powering the handset so let us give you guys a breakdown of the newly announced Nokia 6.
Nokia 6 Comes With an Interesting Chipset Choice But Impresses Aesthetically in the Memory Department
Sporting a screen size of 5.5 inches, Nokia 6 also ships out with an X16 LTE modem but the interesting thing lies in the chipset decision. Nokia 6 isn’t a flagship and it looks like we’ll be seeing a high-end family coming in later in the year, but this particular device sports a Snapdragon 430, which is at the lower end of the performance food chain. In addition, supplementing the performance of the device is a healthy 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
HMD Global states the following regarding the release of Nokia 6 and the design language chosen for it:
“The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers.
With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum. It then receives two separate anodizing processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminum unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.”
Nokia 6 also comes with a 16MP rear camera coupled with an 8MP front shooter and will come at a price of 1,699 Yuan, or $246. The smartphone’s initial sales run will start from China, and hopefully, it will start to ship out to other countries in the future.