The Nokia brand, now owned and licensed by HMD Global, is slowly re-entering the smartphone market. The company is reportedly trying to test out the waters once again with the release of its latest smartphone, the Nokia 6, in China. The mid-range Android smartphone was made available via a flash sale through the website JD.com.
The 24 hour flash sale was restricted to Chinese e-commerce site JD.com and saw all the available units sold instantly. The number of devices sold has not been made public but more than a million people had previously registered their intent to buy the phone on JD.com prior to the sale.
While India will still have to wait for the Nokia 6 for some time more, the built quality of the phone has received good reviews in the US and elsewhere. This is something one would expect from the mobile phone company which was known for making products which were built to last.
The Nokia 6 smartphone flaunts a 5.5 inch HD screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. It has gigantic 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. In terms of battery it comes with a 3000 mAh battery , which in long run might be the decisive factor as compared to other competitors. It has a curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer on the screen.
In terms of camera it is packed with a 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front facing camera. It’s operating system is based on the latest Android Nougat.
In China it is priced at 1,600 yuan, which is about Rs 17,000. The phone could be priced in the similar range in India too.
The company claims that it takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum and then receives 2 separate anodising processes. This makes the build of the smartphone much better than others and may even take other manufacturers to the drawing board when they come out their Android based phones.