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New Nokia 6 Android smartphone with Snapdragon 430 SoC, 16/8 MP camera, 5.5 Inch screen and 4GB RAM now available for $246 (Rs.16,000)
The king is back and with a style. Nokia today launched its first Android smartphone called Nokia 6. If you have been putting off your smartphone buying for the launch of Nokia smartphone, Nokia 6 is just made to order for you. The 5.5 inch Nokia 6 is a budget range Android smartphone which runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Announcing the launch of Nokia 6, HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, said that it will be sold to Chinese buyers for 1,699 yuan ($246/Rs.16000).
Nokia 6 Specifications
Nokia has made a lucrative smartphone for its buyers keeping in mind the price constraints and at the same time bringing the top of the line specs to Nokia 6. The Nokia 6 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As for the creative souls out there, Nokia 6 will have a 16-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Nokia 6 will run on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a 3000mAh nonremovable battery. It measures 154.00 x 75.80 x 7.85 (height x width x thickness).
The Nokia 6 will support dual SIM (GSM + CDMA and GSM + GSM). For connectivity, the Nokia 6 will have 3G/4G GPS, Wi-Fi including Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Gyroscope.
“The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world… it is a strategically important market,” HMD said in a statement.
For the uninitiated, Nokia was once the king in the mobile world with 9½ mobile users out of 10 owning a Nokia mobile. Nokia missed the bus when it chose to rely on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system for it Lumia range as the world was increasingly moving towards Android smartphones and Apple’s iPhone. Though it had its trusted group of buyers who would swear by Nokia quality for ruggedness and battery life, slowly and steadily it went into decline before completely selling off the Lumia business to Microsoft. Nokia 6 is Nokia’s Android comeback vehicle and it is also readying for launch of its flagship Nokia E1 and D1.