12 January 2017
Nokia, the brand which is now entering the Android market, recently unveiled the Nokia 6 smartphone, which will be made exclusively in China. The smartphone will go up on sale next week. The company confirmed with a new post via their Facebook page.
The post said, "Get ready! The Nokia 6 is coming to China! More announcements to follow on February 26th…Save the date!"
February 26 is the day before the Mobile World Congress starts in Barcelona, Spain. HMD, which is the new custodian of the Nokia brand will even unveil some new smartphones for the markets other than China.
The plans are still unclear, and we have no clear idea as to how many devices will be unveiled. We hope that at least one of them one will be a high-end flagship that can compete against the market leaders like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Google Pixel XL.
Additionally, JD.com, the online retailer for Nokia in China, has now kicked off registrations for the handset in China for the first sale on January 19. The device is priced at 1,699 Yuan (roughly $245) and will be only available in the Black color.
As for the specifications, the Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and even supports two SIM cards. The cameras on the device include a 16MP rear one with dual -tone LED flash and PDAF. The front facing camera is an 8-megapixel one. Nokia 6 has a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button and even has a support for Dolby Atmos sound. The device is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.