The first Nokia-branded Android phone, disregarding the disastrous Nokia X series - has finally arrived. Nokia 6 was unveiled on Sunday by HMD Global, the new custodians of the Nokia brand.
HMD Global announced the launch of Nokia 6 via a release on its website, well ahead of the rumoured MWC debut. As far as Nokia 6 specs and features are concerned, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat and it sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Nokia 6 is a dual SIM smartphone that is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.
The unibody Nokia 6 is built using 6000 series aluminium and its home button has an embedded fingerprint scanner. It packs a f/2.0 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus and dual-tone flash, as well as an 8-megapixel f/2.0 front camera for selfies. The smartphone also includes Dolby Atmos tech and ?dual amplifiers' for louder sound.
It is not clear so far as to what software features, if any, the Nokia 6 will offer in an attempt to stand out from the rest of the Android crowd, though HMD Global had previously hinted its Nokia-branded Android phones will offer a near stock experience.
Nokia 6 price in India and release date
Unfortunately for Nokia fans in India, the Nokia 6 is a China-exclusive smartphone that will be available only via JD.com at 1699 CNY (roughly Rs. 16,750) in "in early 2017".
The company says it has no plans to launch the Nokia 6 in other markets though it confirmed that the "Nokia 6 marks the first step for the Nokia brand into Android smartphones with more to come in H1 2017."