Behold! The legend is BACK!!! Nokia was once the No. 1 smartphone maker in the world for a long time before Apple and Samsung took over the stage in 2012. Nokia sold its smartphone business to Microsoft in 2014 and the Finnish company concentrated on its other businesses such as telecom equipment such as cellsites.
With Nokia’s nod, many of Microsoft Mobile’s former employees and some of former executives of Nokia’s smartphone business formed HMD Global, the new home of Nokia smartphones in 2016. HMD has promised the return of Nokia in 2017 and now the company has officially launched its first Android smartphone offering – the Nokia 6.
- 1.5GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
- Adreno 505 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 128GB
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 16 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF with LED flash
- 8 megapixel front facing camera
- Dolby ATMOS audio
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Sensor
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Android 7.0 Nougat
Clearly, Nokia’s first offering is a midrange smartphone. But specs looks impressive for the price. The Nokia 6 will be available in China for 1,699 Chinese Yuan. No mention about its international availability yet.