Nokia 6, the first android phone has been officially announced by HMD Global and will go on sale begging from January 19, 2017. The new Nokia 6 smartphone is among the first set of phones Nokia will be producing after it’s non-complete deal with Microsoft came to an end in May 2016.
It will be recalled that Nokia was working on their new mobiles from last year when it started hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business.
Finally, Nokia announced it’s come back after licensing its brand and intellectual property of old-fashioned feature phones for $350 million to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Foxconn and a newly formed company called HMD Global. HMD, headed by a Pekka Rantala, former Nokia exec, will be designing the devices, with Foxconn being the manufacturing partner.
Though up to 4 Nokia Android phones and tablets were tipped for release towards the end of 2016 rumors spread sometime August last year that it would have Nokia C1, powered by Android OS released. This was confirmed by Mike Wang, president of the joint management team at Nokia China. Presently, it is clear that Nokia 6 ice breaker.
Nokia 6 Built to Last, Breaks Walnuts
Nokia 6 as been teased to feature a military grade body which can withstand a wide range of extreme condition. Conditions the device is touted as capable of withstanding include extreme temperature, high humidity, snow, water. etc.
It comes with an all-metal unibody was used to smashed a walnut both the front and back in the teaser video below;
the tester in the video used both the front screen and the back casing to smash the walnut and it did break the shell without any damage to the Nokia 6’s display or body, not even a scratch. See full video below
Nokia 6 Android Smartphone Hands-on Images
Here are some hands-on images of Nokia 6 posted in China courtesy of Nokia Power House. The design for Nokia 6 looks premium for a mid-ranger. We don’t know yet if it will find its way to other markets soon or later but for now, it is exclusive to China market.
Nokia 6 Full Specifications
Dimensions: 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm
Display: 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels (403 PPI) display with curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass
Sensors: Fingerprint. Proximity. Accelerometer, Ambient light. Gyroscope. Compass Magnetometer
Build: 6000 series aluminium Unibody
GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM
OS: Android 7 Nougat
Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex A-53
Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
RAM: 4 GB
Internal Storage: 64 GB
External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB
Rear: 16 megapixel camera with autofocus, PDAF and LED flash
Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
Front-facing: 8 megapixel
Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
Audio: Dolby Atmos
Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Type-C
Battery: Non-removable 3000 mAh
Theoretical standby time / talk time
Maximum standby time: 32 days
Maximum talk time (3G): 18 hours
Maximum music playback time: 22 hours
Announcement: January 8, 2017
Availability: Q1 2017
Nokia 6 will debut exclusively through JD.com on January 19, 2017 in China. The Nokia 6 is priced at 1699 CNY ($245) at JD.com.
See the 44sec promo video below: