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Nokia 6 is officially the first Android smartphone from HMD

By Team Feedbaac

After securing the exclusive brand licensing of Nokia, HMD Global has officially announced their first Android smartphone called the Nokia 6. The new device is marked as the first step in HMD’s ambition to set a new standard in smartphone design, material quality and innovations.

HMD says that users will see that the Nokia 6 is built with superior craftsmanship. It takes around 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum. After that, two separate anodising processes take place that completes in 10 hours, and the final polishing in no less than 5 minutes.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch hybrid in-cell screen with FHD resolution. The display is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The processor is the Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB RAM, running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The internal storage is 64GB. For high-speed downloads, the device comes with the X6 LTE modem.

Nokia 6 also includes dual-amplifiers that deliver 6db louder sound for deeper bass, higher voice and unmatched clarity. Additionally, Dolby Atmos ensures moving audio that seems to flow all around users. The smartphone packs a 16MP camera on the rear with phase detection AF with F2.0 lens, and a front 8MP camera for selfies.

Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said: “Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. From the outset we have stated that we intend to move with speed to establish a position as a player in the smartphone category and create products that truly meet consumer needs. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features.

Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market. We start today, with our premium, high quality Nokia 6; built to deliver a fantastic core user experience for Chinese consumers. We look forward to unveiling further products in the first half of this year.”

Nestor Xu, Vice President Greater China, HMD Global said: “China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the world. It is no coincidence that we have chosen to bring our first Android device to China with a long-term partner. JD.com is known for its upwardly mobile customer base and it has for many years believed in the Nokia brand and sold millions of our products to Chinese customers. Launching our first smartphone device, in such a strategically important market, with JD.com a trusted online retailer marks a signal of intent.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said: “We have set ourselves a mission to deliver the best possible smartphone experience, with a beautiful premium design touch, to everyone, at every price point. By building on true Nokia phone hallmarks of leading design and materials, an obsessive focus on the latest technology and solving real-life issues, we believe we have a unique proposition for consumers. The Nokia 6 marks the first step on our journey, with more to come in 2017.”

Shengli Hu, President of 3C Business Unit, JD.com, said: “The Nokia 6 marks a new milestone for the iconic brand, and JD.com is proud to work with HMD on this exclusive launch in China. Our 200 million active consumers come to JD.com to shop for guaranteed high-quality products from the world’s leading brands, and we are proud to provide a trusted outlet for them to reconnect with Nokia phones.”

The Nokia 6 is currently scheduled for an exclusive China-only release for 1699 CNY- that’s around AED 900. We have to wait until MWC 2017 to know about the smartphone’s worldwide availability.

Via: Android Police

Source: HMD