In December, Nokia announced that it would be returning to the smartphone market at some point in 2017 with the launch of new Android handset. Also confirmed that the company is all set to be releasing the Nokia 6 this year. However, it’s only available in China.
HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the original rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, announced its first smartphone, Nokia 6. Targeted for Chinese users with a price tag of 1,699 yuan ($246).
Noted in the press release that the phone will only be available in China through retailed JD.com and it will be on sale “in early 2017”. The release did note that the Nokia 6 was the first and foremost step for the company, and that there would be more to come this year, developing under the Nokia brand name.
The launch marks the first new smartphone carrying the iconic handset bname since 2015 when Nokia Oyj chose to sell its entire handset unit to Microsoft. This new handset, called Nokia 6, runs on Google’s Android platform and is manufactured by Foxconn. Moreover, the smartphone will be sold exclusively in China through online retailer.
Outlined that the new Nokia phone was machined out of aluminum, and which featured a 2.5D Gorilla Glass screen, alongside, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem. The phone also said to come with 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage and the software it will be running Android Nougat operating system. The phone will also feature a 16MP rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera sensor.
As always, we get more information on the 2017 Nokia smartphone, we will let you know once it surface on the Internet web.