It’s about time! Nokia finally made an Android smartphone that seems to have appealed quit a bit to online buyers in China. The Nokia 6 went on sale online and it took only a minute before it was all sold out.
Thanks to HMD Global, a new Finnish company, we will finally see the Nokia brand back on shelves competing with the likes of Huawei, Samsung and Apple.
“HMD Global Oy, branded as simply HMD, stylized as hmd. The company develops mobile devices under the “Nokia” brand name. It was formed in May 2016 announcing its purchase of part of Microsoft Mobile’s feature phone business, the successor of Nokia’s mobile phone business, and a licensing agreement. The sale was completed in December 2016. It is headed by CEO Arto Nummela and is headquartered in Espoo near Helsinki, in front of Nokia’s headquarters.
HMD is made up of veteran Nokia staff, and develops basic feature phones, as well as smartphones and tablets running on the Android platform.”
The Nokia 6 went on sale today exclusively on Chinese e-commerce platform Jingdong (JD.com), with a price tag of 1699 yuan (US$247.07). Prior to the sale, the device was listed on Jingdong where it saw close to 1 million registrants just two days prior to the sale. The actualy number of units sold were not disclosed, but despite that unknown fact, it is evident that there is allot of interest in the device. Another round of flash sales for the Nokia 6 is expected in the coming days, but no official date has been set.
Nokia 6 Specifications
At a price of US$247.07, there is no wonder the Nokia 6 went like hot bread. The specifications of the device places it among mid-range smartphones, but it still offers quite a competitive package.
The Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display that is powered by a Snapdragon 430 chip, and 3,000mAh battery. It packs a lovely 4GB of RAM with onboard storage of 64GB and microSD expansion. The main camera is a 16-megapixel, F/2.0, phase detection AF camera and 8-megapixel F/2.0 camera on the front. The device will sport a fully aluminum metal body and will run Android 7 Nougat out of the box.
It’s just a big shame that it took this long for us to see a Nokia branded Android handset! There just doesn’t seem to be a place for smartphones sporting an OS other than Android or IOS. But with this late start, it does seem like Nokia might be back in business and ready to compete with the current market leaders.