Nokia used to be one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers but it fell behind with the advent of iPhone and Android smartphones. In 2014, Nokia’s Devices and Services division was sold to Microsoft. In 2016, Finnish company HMD Global bought a part of Microsoft’s feature phone business and has a licensing agreement that allows it to make smartphones under the Nokia brand.
Eventually, HMD Global and FIH struck a deal with Microsoft and purchased the mobile business. There was now a new hope for Android phones from Nokia and there have been numerous rumors about a Nokia smartphone running on Android doing the rounds.
Nokia 6 that will come with the latest version of Android. Instead of having a huge launch and creating a buzz around it, the company silently released the smartphone through a press release, detailing the specifications, price and availability.
Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said: “The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features. We start today, with our premium, high quality Nokia 6; built to deliver a fantastic core user experience for Chinese consumers. We look forward to unveiling further products in the first half of this year.”
Nokia 6 will be available in China only and the company doesn’t have plans to release it worldwide, but Nokia did say that they are planning to release other phones for other markets.
Bad news for Nokia fans in India, but India is a very important market for all smartphone manufacturers and there surely will be some launches this year for Indians, since the company hasn’t given a specific release date.
Nokia 6 Specifications:
The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a metal unibody design with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 3 GB RAM. 32 GB of Internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card(128GB). the smartphone comes with a 16MP rear camera with phase detection auto focus alongside an 8MP camera at the front. The smartphone is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery.
Nokia’s new smartphones are all running stock Android 7, which could help the phones stand out from the competition. HMD Global is also promising an Android O update for the phones.
Since the phone will not be launched in India, it doesn’t make sense for Indians to keep much hope about getting their hands on it. However, Nokia will launch similar smartphones in the first half of this year, some of which will make way to India as well.
Nokia is coming in India on 14th of July and Exclusively available on Amazon.