A while back, Nokia, now under HMD Global which is a Finnish company, announced that they would be re-entering the smartphone market with a new smartphone. You can read my thoughts on this move and how Nokia can stay relevant in 2017 here. Only this one would be running Android instead of Windows. Many of us speculated that it would be announced at the Mobile World Congress 2017, but Nokia surprised most of us with its reveal today of the Nokia 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017.
HMD Global stated in its reveal that they had focused a lot on the build and construction of the Nokia 6. It states that the chassis takes a total of 55 minutes to construct from a solid 6000 series block of aluminium which is meticulously anodised and polished five times.
From what HMD has stated, no one can argue its build quality as it is quite impressive from the looks of it. But here’s where things slip, in terms of its specs. Nowadays, most smartphones run the latest processors and have the latest displays, but with the Nokia 6, you can expect a 5.5 inch 1920 x1080p screen that has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, that strongly couples with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The phone also rocks the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat, a 16 MP, F2.0 rear camera and a strong 8.0 MP front facing camera.
If you’re looking when you can get your hands on this phone, you’ll be sadly disappointed as HMD is only launching this phone as an exclusive to China on JD.com for around $246 with no plans for any other country.
You can view the New Nokia 6 Reveal video below: