Finnish company HMD, which currently holds the rights to release smartphones under the Nokia brand, has officially unveiled their flagship model 6 for the Chinese market.
The Nokia 6 will only sell in China, with a starting price of 1699 CNY ($245). The phone will retail exclusively through JD.com in the coming weeks.
HMD remarks that this handset is the product of a new design philosophy which looks to provide consumers with a premium experience while maintaining the “much-loved Nokia phones hallmarks of quality.”
Features and specifications
The Nokia 6 has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage coupled with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430. The rear camera is 16MP with f/2.0 aperture, and the selfie camera is 8MP.
HMD’s creation comes in a full-metal 6000-series aluminum encasing with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass screen with a polarizer layer so users can see their phones even in sunny conditions.
The phone sports a hybrid in-cell 5.5″ display with full HD resolution and Dolby Atmos dual amplifiers that deliver 6dB louder sound than a standard speaker, according to HMD.
The Model 6 also has all the perks that come with a mid-range phone that looks to offer a premium experience, including a fingerprint scanner and the X6 LTE modem for “excellent battery life and superior graphics performance.”
The Nokia 6 is the brand’s first Android phone ever
The new era of Nokia smartphones successfully sheds its Windows skin and adopts the Google-owned operative system for the first time in the company’s history.
The Nokia 6 packs an out-of-the-box version of Android Nougat (7.0), which puts it in a favorable position in regards to more expensive devices.
Online reviewers are already marking this shift as proof of Nokia’s bright future in the current market, which marks the beginning of a much-needed renaissance for the iconic brand.
Quality, durability, and exceptional user experience
Arto Nummela, HMD’s CEO, stated that their ambition is to “deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market.” Early Nokia fans are already expecting the phone’s appearance in the West.
Juho Sarvikas, CPO, added that the company has set on a mission to “deliver the best possible smartphone experience, with a beautiful premium design touch, to everyone, at every price point.”
Choosing China as their primary market gives HMD an excellent opportunity to test their products in a very competitive environment, which also screams confidence. The Nokia 6 is sure to become a first-choice handset.
Source: HMD Global