Android-powered Nokia 6 announced, hitting China in Q1 2017

At long last, Nokia’s comeback to the smartphone market has been made official. HMD Global, the Finnish company that will be making smartphones under the Nokia branding, has officially announced the Nokia 6. Powered by Android 7.0 Nougat, the Nokia 6 will be launching in China in early 2017. While some may have expected top-of-the-line hardware (or at least a top notch camera), the Nokia 6 features mid-range specs inside a premium metal design.

The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. It also has 4GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and 64GB of internal storage. HMD Global is touting a superior audio experience, with Dolby Atmos certification dual amplifiers that “deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity.” There’s a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device, embedded in the home button.

The Nokia 6 will be available exclusively from Chinese retailer JD.com, for a price of CNY 1,699 (roughly SGD 350). HMD isn’t saying anything about a global release yet, but has hinted that more Nokia smartphones will be making their way to the market in the first half of 2017. Whether these devices are able to make a mark in the extremely competitive (and saturated) smartphone market today remains to be seen, although quite a few folks are likely to be interested purely on the nostalgia factor.

Source: HMD Global