HMD Global, the Finnish firm who secured exclusive rights to the Nokia brand late last year, has announced the Nokia 6, first Android-powered Nokia smartphone. Yes, Nokia is back — but only in China, at least for now.
Featuring an aluminum body with a 5.5-inch FHD display, the Nokia handset houses a Snapdragon 430 chipset, Adreno 505 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.
“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 aluminium. It then receives two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality,” said Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global.
The camera at the back mounts to 16-megapixel with phase detection autofocus and f/2.0 while the selfie unit does 8-megapixel. The ‘exclusive’ camera interface has automatic scene detection, according to the company, for great shots every time.
As you’d expect, the Nokia 6 comes with a fingerprint sensor, and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology for fast charging — all tuning Android Nougat out of the box.
The Nokia 6 Android phone will be available exclusively from JD.com for 1699 CNY (~$245) in the first half of 2017.