Nokia will finally launch its first Android smartphone, Nokia 6. The company announced on Sunday that the device would be ready this year. Although most people expected that Nokia 6 would be released at the next Mobile World Congress, it seems that HMD Global decided to wait.
Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, says that the Nokia 6 won’t be the only Android smartphone launched by the company this year. It means that the tech giant might have another ace up its sleeve.
Sarvikas adds that the Nokia 6 represents just the first step on a long journey. The HMD website revealed that the price tag for the new device would be 1,699 yuan, which means roughly $245, AU$330, and £200.
Also, this mid-range Android smartphone comes with many high-quality features, such as a 5.5-inch full HD screen and a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution. It is worth mentioning that for now, this device will be sold exclusively in China.
Even if the market is dominated by 2K as well as 4K screens, the full HD display is ideal for any mid-range device. For added protection, it has a 2.5D Gorilla Glass. Also, the officials claim that this model has a great sunlight readability.
The Nokia 6 sports a 16-megapixel main shooter and an 8-megapixel selfie cam. The rear camera comes with phase-detection autofocus and f/2.0 lens. Plus, analysts believe that it is most likely as good as the cameras from other reputable companies, including Vivo and Xiaomi.
Furthermore, this device has 64GB of built-in storage and 4GB of RAM. Besides this, it comes with a microSD card slot so that the storage can be expanded up to 128GB. Another exciting feature consists of the dual Dolby Atmos speakers equipped with internal dual amplifiers.
According to the company’s officials, these amplifiers can deliver sounds which are six decibels louder than other standard amplifiers. As many other top-notch smartphones, the Nokia 6 runs Android Nougat 7.0. This means that the device is designed to par with Samsung Galaxy S7.
Last but not least, the Nokia 6 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. The company will launch the device in China first because there are more than 550 million people using smartphones, which is roughly double than the U.S. population. However, the Chinese smartphone market is still dominated by many popular brands, such as Xiaomi, Huawei, and Vivo.
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