Nokia 6 Launches in China Running Android Nougat

Nokia fans, it is official.  The company, at least in name, is back and has a brand new smartphone.  The Nokia 6 was launched with little fanfare late last week as CES 2017 wrapped up, pulling the covers back on the China exclusive phone.  HMD Global, the owners of the Nokia brand, had indicated they would be launched Android powered devices in 2017 and they let little time pass in the new year before making it happen.

The 5.5″ Android Nougat powered phone has some great specs for a phone that will retail for approximately $250 in China.  It fits well with HMD’s desire to offer well featured phones at competitive prices.  This certainly looks like a good start.

Here is a rundown of the top line specifications of the Nokia 6

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 wth X6 LTE modem

    Nokia 6

    Nokia 6

  • 5.5-inch hybrid in-cell display with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution and 2.5D Corning Glass
  • Display polarizer layer to improve screen clarity in direct sunlight
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage with a MicroSD card slot for expansion
  • 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash and f/2.0 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual-amplifiers with 6dB louder volume than a regular amp
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Dolby Atmos support for “powerful, moving audio”
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

Certainly nothing to frown upon, especially for a phone that will be priced at $250.

While the first Nokia Android phone will be available only in China, HMD has indicated that other phones will be coming to other parts of the world this year.  The desire to focus on a highly competitive Chinese market makes sense as it is an important market for the company.

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