Thanks to the Finnish company HMD, the iconic brand Nokia is making a comeback. We all know that the Microsoft-Nokia deal didn’t go as planned. After making losses for a year or two, the American software giant wrote off the 7.6 billion deal. Soon after that, HMD Global, which is run by ex-Nokia employees, secured the exclusive Nokia brand licensing rights in mobile phones. Today, the company announced its first Nokia branded smartphone, the Nokia 6.
Since Nokia has been known for its unmatched quality and design prowess, HMD and its contract manufacturer Foxconn are trying their best to live up to the Finnish brand’s name. The handset is made of single block aluminium, The metal milling process takes around 55 minutes. It then goes through two separate anodising processes that take another over ten hours to complete.
The screen on the phone is a Full HD 5.5-inch panel with wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The display stack is laminated together with a polarizer layer enabling excellent sunlight readability and slim form. The Nokia is is backed by the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem.
The Nokia 6 has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat. The dual amplifiers deliver a 6 dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice and deeper bass. You also get Dolby Atmos support. The Nokia 6 packs a 16-megapixel camera. For narcissists, there’s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Nokia 6 will only be released in China in the first half of 2017. Available via JD.com, the handset will be priced at 1699 CNY, which translates to Rs 17,000.