The First Android Powered Nokia Smartphone is Finally Here

Nokia is back in the game with its newest smartphone, the Nokia 6. This time around its not based on Windows and features Android 7.0 Nougat instead.

HMD Global, the manufacturer behind the new Nokia smartphone, announced the phone in a press release yesterday. It will be released in China exclusively through JD.com in early 2017 according to the company. There is no word on an international release yet but since its Nokia, an international debut is on the cards

It will cost CNY 1,699 in China which is around Rs. 25,000.

Here’s the phone in all its glory:

Design and Display

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HMD was keen to mention that Nokia 6’s body is carved out of a single 6000 series Aluminium block. It is then treated with two different anodizing procedures which makes it look a lot better than what its price would suggest. The company also included a polarizing filter for the screen to make it more sunlight readable.

Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5 inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display with a curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass sheet on the front.

Internals and Storage

Nokia 6 is running an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor @1.4 GHz (seems a little weak for this price). It will come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The company did not say if the phone has a microSD card slot or not.

It will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat. It seems to have a custom UI on top of Android Nougat but no details were mentioned. We hope it’s a minimal one though.

Camera and Battery

The primary camera is a 16 MP sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus and a flash. Video recording is limited to [email protected] due to the chipset’s limitations.

The front camera features an 8 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

The battery features a 3,000 mAh unit which should provide plenty of battery life owing to the low/midrange chipset and a 1080p resolution screen. Unfortunately, no fast charging technology was mentioned.

Other Features

Dolby Atmos Surround sound is included to ensure an optimal audio experience. A fingerprint sensor is also included on the front at the bottom of the screen.

Nokia 6 Specification

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design:
    • Display: 5.5” with 1080p resolution (401 ppi)
    • Fingerprint scanner
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: Unknown
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 MP, f/2.0, Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Price:  CNY 1,699 (~Rs 25,000)

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  • Muhammad Faheem

    Seems elegant

  • BADAR

    is now Nokia a chinese Brand?

    • Muhammad Yasir

      nope

      • BADAR

        then what?

        • Muhammad Yasir

          HMD is taking charge , its a Finnish company.
          it remains a Finnish Brand but core marketing and manufacture will be based in China , just like every other brand !

          • BADAR

            ok

  • Naeem Bhatti

    in this price Huawei Honor 6X is better then this nokia

    • usman qamar

      have u used this nokia phone yet??? first use it then put ur opinion …. they are giving 16mp and 4gb ram in this price what do u want more ??? and if u r thinking about qualcomm then bruh let me tell u this every phone company have to use chipset according to the phone specification , u just cant put a snapdragon 821 ,835 or anyother chipset in any phone ….. BTW sorry if u feel my behavior is rude :)

      • Naeem Bhatti

        love u <3

        • Muhammad Yasir

          queer af

          • Pakpehlay

            lol @ love u hahahaha

      • umer

        But 820 chipset use ho sakti thi isme

      • Wolverine

        Dil pe le lia…

  • BADAR

    First Motorola, Then Alcatel and Now Nokia. China purchased all high tech and famous brands

    • Wolverine

      HMD is not chinese.

      • BADAR

        then?

        • Asad

          HMD global is FINISH(Finland) company

          • BADAR

            Ok

        • Wolverine

          Then what? You said China purchased all famous brands. I replied HMD ( The company which bought Nokia) is not chinese. :) Understand? All clear?

          • BADAR

            ok

  • Mauladad Khan

    Wow nokia is back

  • shoaib afzal

    HMD Global is Finland company

  • Talal

    If it’s for 25k, i’m buyin it

    • Muhammad Naeem Uddin

      bhai ye to company ke price hai idhar around 28-30k tak hoga aram se , maybe more
      but looks good

  • Sajid Ch

    seems good.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    OVERPRICED AF !
    (will cost an upwards on 29k or more locally!)