HMD Global, the Finnish company that was founded to create phones under the Nokia brand name revealed the Nokia 6 (first ever android based Nokia phone) this weekend and the same is supposed to arrive in the market by February 26, 2017. The phone will currently be available for purchase in China only. It is assumed to arrive in other parts of the world in the coming months. More announcements are to be expected on February 26, a date that lines up perfectly with the start of the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, as the company is also planning to unveil around seven additional smartphones under the Nokia-branding at the world’s largest mobile show.
Nokia’s classic hardware design is recreated by HMD Global and is paired well with Android. We’ll have to wait until the next month so as to see what the launch has in store for us.
Although it’s an Android phone, the Nokia 6 won’t run any of Google services, like the Google Play Store, Google Maps or your Google Account, since these don’t work in China on any phone. So a global release of the Nokia 6 at MWC is crucial for putting the new Nokia on the map.
The Nokia 6, sporting a 5.5″ 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution screen, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera, running on a 4 GB RAM Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, and its body fabricated with aluminum chassis, will be sold initially only in a Metal Black colour option, fairly priced at 1,700 yuan, which converts to $245, £200 and AU$330.