The highly-anticipated comeback of the once mobile-manufacturing giant Nokia has recently been concluded with the unveiling of its first Android-powered smartphone, the Nokia 6.
Sad news to Nokia fans worldwide though because the said device is to be released exclusively in China in partnership with local retail giant JD.com.
According to HMD Global, the manufacturer of Nokia 6, the aluminum body of the device is anodized twice and polished five times. A 2.5D glass on top gives it nice soft curves on the edges of the display. A central fingerprint scanner is located beneath the display with back and recent apps buttons. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack and uses a Micro-USB. It also offers dual speakers that can recreate a Dolby Atmos effect.
It runs with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, a 4GB RAM onboard and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded via its microSD card slot. The 5.5-inch display offers a full HD resolution, 1920x1080 pixels, and 403 ppi. There is a 3000mah battery, acceptable for a midrange device. The rear camera is said to be 16 megapixels while the front camera is 8 megapixels. It would run on Android Nougat 7.0, the latest Android OS.
Rumor has it that Nokia would launch its other flagship devices at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February in Barcelona, Spain.
According to Ben Wood from the CSS Insight Technology Consultancy, “Nokia remains one of the most recognized mobile phone brands on the planet. HMD Global will be hoping it can capitalize on this as it seeks to relaunch Nokia devices in 2017.”