Nokia is back with an Android phone but there’s nothing to be excited about yet
Before we start, just to let you know that the rights to use ‘Nokia’ on mobile phones is now owned by a Finnish company by the name of HMD.
They have just announced the release of the first Nokia smartphone running Android, called ‘Nokia 6’. This marks the return of the mobile phone brand that we have all grown up with since 2014 when Nokia chose to sell its entire handset unit to Microsoft.
So the Nokia 6, which is running Android, will be produced by Foxconn, the same people that makes the iPhone in China. The device will be made available specifically for China only through online retailer JD.com.
They are doing this to ‘test the market’ and see if people still wants Nokia in their pockets
So why did they choose to only sell it in China? Well according to HMD, “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,”.
In my opinion, they are doing this to ‘test the market’ and see if people still wants Nokia in their pockets.
Anyway, even if the Nokia 6 is to made available globally, there is still nothing to be excited about. This is because the device has very ‘mid-range’ specs that not many of us would be interested in.
The device sports a 2.5D 5.5″ Full HD “hybrid in-cell display” with Corning Gorilla Glass, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a fingerprint sensor.
Camera wise, it comes with a 16MP f 2.0 back camera with phase detect auto focus, and an 8MP front camera. Probably one good news is that the Nokia 6 will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, which is the latest Android iteration. Oh it also has dual speakers and supports Dolby Atmos audio profile.
Nokia 6 will be made available in early 2017 and costs 1,699yuan.
Now that we are aware of this, we can move on with our lives and continue doing whatever we were doing before reading this article.