Guess who’s back!
On January 8, HMD Global, the Finnish company who holds the right to use the brand name Nokia, launched the first android smartphone under the name.
The new device is called Nokia 6 and it runs on Google’s Android platform—the Android 7.0 Nougat to be precise. Manufactured by Foxconn, the Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch full-HD, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage up to 128GB via micro SD.
It is built using 6000 series aluminium and like the iPhone, its home button has an embedded fingerprint scanner. It packs a f/2.0 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus and dual-tone flash, as well as an 8-megapixel f/2.0 front camera—you know, for selfies.
We really can’t wait to see if the Nokia 6 will have the signature battery life that can run forever—an exaggeration, but you get what we mean. It will retail for P12,100 each.
But a caveat: The Nokia 6 will be sold exclusively in China, through an online retailer, JD.com.
HMD said in a statement that their decision to sell the first android smartphone in China is “a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world.”
HMD Global promise to release more new products in the first half of the year.