Nokia; once the powerful phone brand which dominated the world, returned to Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) with two new phones- the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition.
Nokia made its return to the mainstream mobile market in January with the Nokia 6 in China. According to Nokia, it sold out in 23 seconds with more than one million pre-registrations. Thanks to that huge success, Nokia has now decided to bring the Android smartphone to the rest of the world in the second quarter of the year.
The Nokia brand is now owned by the Finnish company – HMD global. At MWC 2017 they unveiled 3 new Android smartphones and a reboot of its classic Nokia 3310. And we anticipate that the much-loved brand name will attract many.
Let’s have a look at this Nokia 6 Android phone:
DESIGN & BUILD
The Nokia 6 and 6 Arte Black Limited Edition take a straightforward “black rectangle” phone design with features that we’ve seen before. According to HMD, the polished skin is carved from a single block of aluminum. The result is a pleasantly shiny and smooth design. Simplicity rules here and you’ll be able to get the Nokia 6 in two shades of black plus silver, blue and copper.
The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5” Full HD Gorilla Glass screen. The Arte seems to take some design inspiration from Apple’s Jet Black iPhone 7, and like Apple’s offering picks up fingerprints within seconds.
The Nokia 6 is more squared than its smaller siblings, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, which is slightly less comfortable to hold although slightly easier to grip. It measures (154 x 75.8 x 7.85) mm.
Overall, this looks much like a flagship phone but with a low mid-range price tag that’s bound to appeal to many people.
HARDWARE FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Inside the Nokia 6 is a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor along with the Adreno 505 GPU, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. If you’re after more storage and a RAM boost, you can have the Arte Black Limited Edition. It’ll give you 64 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM. Both models do however come with a MicroSD card slot that will allow you to add up to 128 GB more memory.
The Nokia 6 can perform speedily enough when launching and changing apps, including the camera, Gmail, and Chrome. You’ll find a 16 Mp camera on the rear, and an 8 Mp camera on the front, which is a solid offering for a phone with this price tag. There’s a dual-tone flash on the rear and Nokia has included HDR.
The Nokia 6 also adds a fingerprint sensor for extra security, which sits neatly beneath the home button. On either side of that sensor are back and multi-tasking keys most Android users will be familiar with.
There’s a Dolby Atmos sound with a smart audio amplifier and dual speakers. The non-removable battery is 3,000mAh and can be charged via microUSB rather than the USB-C that we’re getting used to seeing in new smartphones at the moment.
The Nokia 6 will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and Nokia proudly calls it “Pure”. They tried to keep it simple & so have decided to forgo any fancy overlay for a stock Android. This will be a huge draw for fans of Google’s vanilla Android.
Many users will found it enjoyable to use without being overcomplicated in any way. It’s intuitive and does away with anything unnecessary to make space for the essentials to be at the forefront. Nokia also promises regular updates to the software.
NOKIA 6 SPECS:
- 5.5” screen with (1920 x1080) pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass
- 16-megapixel rear camera
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
- 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (Nokia 6)
- 4 GB RAM, 6 4GB internal storage (Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition)
- microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
- Aluminum chassis (Body)
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat (OS)
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Fingerprint sensor
We think it’s going to catch the attention of those who loved their Nokia phones years back thanks to their simplicity and reliability, and with such a great price tag we expect it’ll quickly become a popular choice for smartphone buyers.
The Nokia 6 is already sold in China, but now it will be landing in other countries at $240 for the model with 32 GB internal storage, and with a price tag of $315 for the Nokia Arte Special Edition which is available in Piano Black.
When it will be available in the market, then you can buy it here at reasonable prices with price comparison.