HMD Global announced this Monday the U.S. launch of the Nokia 6. The Android smartphone will be available on Amazon for $229 starting in July, and it will be compatible just with AT&T and T-Mobile.
The Nokia 6 is a mid-range device designed with premium materials and a 5.5-inch screen. It has a Snapdragon 430, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. It comes in four different colors, but U.S. models will only come in Matte Black and Silver at first.
HMD Global introduced the Nokia 6 along with the Nokia 5, Nokia 3, and the revamped Nokia 3310 at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
Nokia is back in the game, this time with Android
Nokia’s rebirth by the hand of HMD Global was hailed with much praise by tech enthusiasts around the world, mainly because the comeback of the beloved brand would also mean its long-awaited Android adoption.
Back to the times of Symbian and the decline of the company, Google’s mobile OS was only starting to surface, and many expected a match made in heaven could happen between the two companies. That was not the case, and Nokia went on to become a subsidiary of Microsoft for the next couple of years.
Now, people wonder if Nokia will be able to break even in the Android market against the likes of Samsung in the high end of the spectrum, and Chinese giants like Huawei, Xiaomi, and OnePlus in the mid-range segment.
Judging by its performance in this very market, where the Nokia 6 sold out in seconds at every flash sale, it is likely that the company’s reputation stands above its apparent newcomer status and makes it a big hit among U.S. consumers.
The King of the budget phones
The Nokia 6 is a device “crafted from a single block of 6000-Series aluminum,” making it not only extremely durable but also very high-quality in contrast to other devices within the same price range.
HMD Global and Nokia also ship their phones with 7.1.1. Nougat. The iconic phone maker has promised fans longstanding support by Google and fast OS updates with no bloatware.
The specs of the phone are modest, including a 16 MP rear camera, an 8 MP shooter for selfies, and stereo speakers. A 3,000 mAh battery powers the Nokia 6 via microUSB, and it also supports fast charging.
Nokia 6 owners will also be able to expand on its 32 GB of storage with microSD cards up to 256 GB in capacity. Aside from Matte Black and Silver presentations, Amazon buyers will get to choose from Tempered Blue and Copper as well later this summer.
Source: HMD Global