After several, several rumors, today is official. Just a few weeks ago, it was announced the birth of HMD Global, the company based in Finland that will be responsible for bringing the Nokia brand to market and will be the owner of the name for the next 10 years. And today, HMD is introducing the first Nokia smartphone and its return to the smartphone market, with the new Nokia 6.
This return is not as many expected, as the Nokia 6 will be exclusively launched in China and its specifications are kept away from a high range. But we should not be disillusioned, as HMD promises that this is just the beginning and we will see more devices during the first quarter of 2017, where we also ensure that Nokia will make its return to the global market.
Nokia starts a new story with Android
HMD emphasizes that the new Nokia 6 has a careful design based on a unibody body in 6000 series aluminum, which allows to have an aspirational aspect in a highly competitive market, where the external image of the devices is today one of the most important points .
The company claims that manufacturing a Nokia 6 takes about 55 minutes, this in terms of assembly and installation of components, as it subsequently faces a double anodizing process, an action that takes almost 10 hours and allows a stylish look in Polished metal. It should be noted here that the manufacture of each Nokia 6 takes place at Foxconn as we learned in May last year.
The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch in-cell hybrid panel with Full HD resolution, which is wrapped in a 2.5D Gorilla Glass coated screen. Inside we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core processor, 4GB in RAM, 64GB of storage, and Android Nougat 7.0. Here we still have to confirm if there is any customization layer or it is “pure” Android.
An interesting point, and with which they want to create a difference, is the audio theme, since the Nokia 6 has a double front speaker certified with Dolby Atmos technology, which promises a sound with deep bass and clarity above Of the 6dB.
In the photographic segment, the Nokia 6 comes with a 16 megapixel main camera with f 2.0 aperture, phase detection and autofocus, which will be enhanced by a unique interface that will allow you to adjust various parameters at each shot. On the other hand, the front camera stays in the 8 megapixels with the same aperture and the use of the mentioned interface.
HMD mentions that this new Nokia 6 will have a “battery of long duration”, but they do not specify the capacity or if we will have fast load, so we will have to be attentive to the rest of the specifications, where we are interested to know its performance, autonomy, and about All the mentioned interface.
Welcome back Nokia.
This Nokia 6 marks the official return of Nokia as a smartphone brand after the era Microsoft and Lumia under Windows Phone, and will be the first of a wide range of devices, which include tablets and “other gadgets,” to be announced in the Coming months to be available during the first quarter of this 2017. The Nokia 6 will be available in the coming days exclusively in the Chinese store JD, and its price will be approximately 245 dollars.
Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, mentions:
“We recently announced the launch of HMD Global from the beginning we have stated that we intend to move forward quickly to establish a position as a major player in the category of smartphones and create products that truly meet the needs of consumers. 6 is the result of listening to our consumers wanting a beautifully designed phone with exceptional features for durability, entertainment and features.”