The rise of the phoenix that is Nokia continues as the company made some key announcements at Mobile World Congress. First, they announced that the new Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are soon to be available for the low and mid-range market. The bigger news however is that their flagship device, the Nokia 6, is going to be released globally. To this point, the 6 has only been available in China. It will come to Europe first followed by other markets throughout the first half of the year.
This global version of the Nokia 6 is the exact same phone as the one in China but with an updated software package. It will be running Android Nougat with Google Assistant, has a 5.5″ Full HD display, Snapdragon 430 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It has a dual-SIM configuration, a MicroSD slot and a 16MP rear camera with phase-detection auto focus. Add to that a 3000mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner and you have a solid performing phone that will likely be met with open hands throughout the world.
Price wise, the Nokia 6 will sell for €229 (about $243 US) with a special black glass model coming later in 2017 that will sell for €299 (about $317 US). There is no word on when the phone will hit the US market but it is likely to be the first half of this year. That said, it makes a lot of sense for the company to start in Europe first. It is hard to overstate the power of the Nokia brand in that part
of the world and even through more powerful phones will be available, Nokia clearly has aimed the 6 to be price competitive for what it has to offer. Having a phone available with the name alone is going to account for a good number of sales.