NEW DELHI: HMD Global, the company that has the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Nokia-branded smartphones, has finally unveiled the Nokia 6 handset in China. The first smartphone by HMD Global will be available in China via JD.com website starting ‘early 2017’ at CNY 1699 (roughly Rs 16,700). The company says that there will be more Nokia handsets in H1 2017. It has not yet mentioned the device’s availability details outside China.The Nokia 6 by HMD Global runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and supports dual-SIM cards. It has a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display with 2.5D curved glass coating and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with Adreno 505 GPU and 4GB LPDDR3 RAM. On the storage front, the Nokia 6 comes with an inbuilt 64GB storage, which can expanded via a microSD card up to 128GB.
The optics front of the Nokia 6 is powered by a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Phase Detection Autofocus and f/2.0 aperture. There is also an 8MP front-facing camera with 84-degree wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.
The 4G LTE -supporting Nokia 6 comes with Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB OTG and Wi-Fi connectivity and has a 3000mAh battery as well. The smartphone measures 154 x 75.8 x 7.8mm, has dual speakers powered by Dolby Atmos tech, 3.5mm headphone jack and a fingerprint sensor at the front on the home button. It will be available in Black colour variant.
HMD Global is being said to launch at least five smartphone in 2017. The company’s second Nokia smartphone is expected to show up at MWC 2017 this year. It is also being said that the company might launch smartphones with 5.7-inch QHD display as well. However, nothing can be confirmed at this point.