17 January 2017
Nokia, the phone company that many of us love and yet more of us can relate to, is making a comeback with the help of its freshly forged alliance with HMD Global. The Finnish smartphone manufacturer HMD has pledged to re-introduce Nokia-branded smartphones with a bang, promising 6-7 phones in the year 2017 alone.
Nokia phones of old have been known for their ruggedness and durability, a quality lacking in many modern-day smartphones. This was one of the reasons (among many others) that Nokia managed to garner a somewhat cult following, with people still yearning for these devices even after the company went off the grid.
Nokia phones in the past have also been reported to have stopped bullets shot at their owners.
HMD, Nokia's new phone manufacturer, seems to be aware of what is expected, and is said to have delivered a phone that can survive extreme environments. The Nokia 6 mid-range Android device announced very recently by HMD seems to be up to the task, with a body made of extremely durable military-grade material.
Although the report has not been translated well, the gist is clear; the new Nokia 6 phone is going to be a new hallmark of durability. It can withstand extremes in temperature, humidity, water, snow, and so on. Military-grade is no joke or gimmick. If something is military-grade, it is designed to not fail easily and follows a military specification.
Here are some of the other features of the phone that make it a very attractive package overall.
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
- 8MP front-facing camera with 84-degree viewing angle
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB OTG
- 3,000mAH battery
Initially, the phone is only being launched in China at a price of $245, and is supposed to be launched in the first half of 2017, i.e. within the next few months.