Nokia's Comeback Gets Its Start In China
HMD Global this week announced the Nokia 6, the first smartphone to fall under the company's plan to resurrect the Nokia brand. HMD Global is a Finland-based business with the sole license to design smartphones using the Nokia brand. Foxconn is HMD Global's exclusive manufacturer. The Nokia 6 is milled from a single block of aluminum and then anodized 2 times over 10 hours to ensure a smooth finish. The device has a 5.5-inch full HD screen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The Nokia 6 is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and Qualcomm's X6 LTE modem. HMD says the main camera has a 16-megapixel sensor at f/2.0 with automatic scene detection and phase-detection autofocus, while the selfie camera has an 8-megapixel sensor. Dual amplifiers provide plenty of audio power and Dolby Atmos software helps shape the sound. The Nokia 6 will ship with Android 7 Nougat. Pricing is going to be set around $245. The device will ship during the early months of 2017. HMD Global did not say what LTE bands the phone supports, but it will only be sold in a China.
Nokia is back in the phone game, now with proper Android smartphones. Their strategy is affordable, mass-market phones with premium design and construction.
HMD Global's first significant handset is the Android-powered Nokia 6. This device straddles the border between entry-level and mid-range smartphones thanks to its refined design but outdated specs.
Jun 26, 2017
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
May 21, 2018
HMD Global today said it has raised $100 million in funding in order to help the company grow. HMD Global is the sole licensee of the Nokia brand and makes and sells Nokia-branded phones that run Google's Android operating system.
Mar 30, 2018
HMD Global today said that it is rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 phones. The company has been beta testing Oreo for these devices for the last few months.
SD 400 Series?
Also Foxconn(Apple) manufacturing them is a slap in the face to the Nokia name as well.
When Finland was making Nokia, they were the best phones par none for the money as well. Unbreakable, reliable, ...