HMD acquired the ‘Nokia’ brand licensing rights in phones late last year (2016) and has now launched the Nokia 6, and Android smartphone which HDM writes proudly about:
“The Nokia 6 marks the first step in HMD’s ambition to set a new standard in design, material quality and manufacturing innovation across every tier of its products by building on the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience. The device, which is designed explicitly with the needs of users in mind, combines quality and in-built durability to deliver a real-life premium smartphone experience at a price point for the highly aspirational Chinese consumer.”
“Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. From the outset we have stated that we intend to move with speed to establish a position as a player in the smartphone category and create products that truly meet consumer needs. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features.
Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market. We start today, with our premium, high quality Nokia 6; built to deliver a fantastic core user experience for Chinese consumers. We look forward to unveiling further products in the first half of this year.”
Here are all the specs we could find on the Nokia 6:
|Screen size and resolution||5.5 inches full HD, 2.5 Gorilla Glass with 1920x1080 pixels|
|Phone dimensions||154 x 75.8 x7.85 mm (with an extra 8.4mm for raised camera slot on rear)|
|CPU and processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem|
|Network speed||LTE Cat. 4, 150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL|
|Memory||4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Can be expanded to 128GB with a microSD card|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Camera||16MP rear camera,
8MP front camera
|Charging port||MicroUSB - USB 2.0|
|Price||CNY 1699 or about K2450|
Why is it only available in China?
According to Nestor Xu, Vice President Greater China, HMD Global:
“China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the world. It is no coincidence that we have chosen to bring our first Android device to China with a long-term partner. JD.com is known for its upwardly mobile customer base and it has for many years believed in the Nokia brand and sold millions of our products to Chinese customers. Launching our first smartphone device, in such a strategically important market, with JD.com a trusted online retailer marks a signal of intent.”
The Nokia 6 is listed at CNY 1699 on JD.com (about $245 or K2492, courtesy of xe.com)
If you’re interested in buying the phone but live in another country, keep in mind that the phone might be region locked and you may not have access to some features if you don’t live in China.
About HMD global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones and tablets. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia. For further information, see www.hmd.global.