Nokia Android phone 6
Nokia has finally announced its 2017 Android phone, which marks its return to the mainstream mobile market. This Nokia 6 is merely a taster. Nokia used to be one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers but it fell behind with the advent of iPhone and Android smartphones.
Nokia 6 Android phone Specs, release date and everything you need to know
Nokia 6 design
There’s 2.5D glass on the top, giving nice soft curves to the edges of the display, leading into the bodywork. There’s a central fingerprint scanner beneath the display, flanked with back and recent app buttons. The handset is a solid-black slate sculpted from a single piece of aluminium. The entire frontage is more of less taken up by its 5.5in 1080p display, which measures 5.5in diagonally.
The hardware specs for the rumoured Nokia D1C closely align with the confirmed specs for the Nokia 6, with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. There’s a 3000mAh battery, which sounds like a great capacity for a device of this size.
The Nokia 6 has a 16-megapixel rear camera, offering phase detection autofocus, so it should be nice and fast. The camera is 8-megapixels and takes a small bump to 1.12µm, again with F/2.0 aperture. It reports a 84 degree field of view, so it’s fairly high resolution and wide aperture, so should be good for selfies.
Despite jumping off the Symbian train and falling into the Windows Phone quagmire, one of the details that Nokia has publicly confirmed is that it’s working on Android devices. There have been no other details announced about software customisation – although the devices in the images released by Nokia have customised icons.
Nokia 6 release date
Microsoft’s ownership of the Nokia brand license eventually expired last year, and Finnish firm HMD Global took over the rights. Nokia has confirmed more announcements to come at MWC 2017 in February, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Nokia 8 rumours
Following CES 2017 Total Tech posted a video on YouTube that it said revealed the Nokia 8 or ‘Nokia Supreme’. Total Tech claimed Qualcomm was showing the smartphone at its booth at CES, and captured the below footage. We do not disclose details of our reference design.
HMD Global carried out its Nokia 6 first flash sale in China on e-commerce portal JD.com, and as expected, the device went out of stock in a minute. The mid-ranger created much fervour among the Chinese people, and managed to garner over one million registrations since January 4.