HMD Global has finally unveiled its first Nokia-branded smartphone, the Nokia 6. Prior the big reveal, the rumor mill churned a lot of speculations on how this handset would look like. From the looks of it, the Nokia 6 could hold a candle next to some of the phones from major companies.
The Nokia 6 has a physical home button below its display and on either side of the home button are capacitive buttons for back and shortcuts. It has a USB port at the bottom with two speakers coupled on its right side. On the port’s left is the microphone. It also has a back 16 megapixel camera and a 8 megapixel camera, pictures come out crisp and vivid which has always been a Nokia 6 specialty, but thats not all, it has a home button-embedded fingerprint scanner that works when making mobile payments. There is also a scene to point out the rich colors of the display and the Dolby Atmos technology that complement the speakers.
In introducing the Nokia 6, HMD Global wrote on its official website that the handset’s design embraces the hallmarks of the Finnish company’s phone “quality, superior craftsmanship and relentless focus on the consumers experience.”
The phone features a 5.5in full HD screen protected with Corning‘s 2.5D Gorilla Glass. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor, and bundles X6 LTE modem designed for longer battery life and graphics performance. The phone has 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage and runs the latest version of Android Nougat, which packs all the new features and goodies. In addition to that, the phone delivers a 6dB louder sound than the conventional amp which makes the sound richer, deeper and with unrivaled clarity. Android Police has also pointed out that though this phone was developed by Microsoft, it is running on Android Nougat and is even branded as “the first Nokia smartphone powered by Android.”
“The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features,” HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela said. “Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market.”
The Nokia 6 is going to be sold in China through JD.com. It is valued at 1699 CNY or $246 USD. HMD stated that the device will exclusively launch in the giant Asian country in early 2017. There was no mention if the handset will even reach the U.S. shores.