100,000 Nokia 6 gone in 60 seconds in a flash sale in China

100,000 Nokia 6 were sold out in 60 seconds for $245 a piece in China

Nokia seems to be creating the right kind of noise to return to smartphone arena after almost a decade. Earlier when it announced the opening up of registration for its first Android smartphone, Nokia 6, it managed to rack up a record 1 million registrations in a week. If the number of registrations shows the interest of the people in upcoming Nokia Android smartphones, today’s flash sale only confirms it.

The Nokia 6 Android smartphone was listed for flash sale on 18.1.2017 at JD.Com and over 100,000 thousand people pre-ordered the device in a 60-second window. The registered users had to pay a $9 registration fee which would be deducted from the phone’s final price.

Given the interest in Nokia smartphone, Chinese citizens thronged to JD.com in China and purchased the device which was out of stock in under 60 seconds, according to Anzhuo. The Nokia 6 may have made a world record for selling so many units within a minute. JD.com is a big Chinese retailer specialising in smartphone flash sales. It did not disclose how many units were sold. Anzhuo reported that JD.com may be holding another flash sale for Nokia 6 soon.

Budget Nokia 6 with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM, and Snapdragon 430 SoC

Nokia 6 is a budget Android smartphone from Nokia and is being retailed at $245 (Rs.16,000) a piece. On the specs front, Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The dual-SIM Nokia 6 smartphone comes with a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. It has 16MP back camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection auto focus, and dual-tone flash, as well as an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, which supports wide-angle selfies.

The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box coupled with Adreno 505 graphics processing unit.

Nokia through its partner HMD seems to be testing the waters before it launches its flagship P1 which is expected to hit the market in end February or early March. Rumors from the past few days say the flagship Nokia P1 will run Qualcomm’s latest processor, Snapdragon 835 and sport a design similar to Sharp’s Aquos Xx3. It could have a 5.3-inch IGZO display, 6GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. Rear camera capacity could reach 24MP and the price might start at $800.

If you are planning to buy a new smartphone, you should wait for Nokia to deal all it cards and make a decision about buying one. Considering that the new smartphone launches are going slow at this moment, this is the right time for Nokia to come out with its masterpieces.


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