HMD Global, that hold the licensing rights of Nokia, has announced the launch of first-ever Nokia smartphone, Nokia 6, in China.

HMD Global is partnering with the local China online retailer, JD.com to release the new phone in the market. The phone will be reportedly offered on the online store, for ¥1,699 ($245). Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said:

“Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features. We look forward to unveiling further products in the first half of this year.”

Nokia 6 Specifications 

  • 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB storage
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
  • 16MP phase detection autofocus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures
  • 8MP front camera.
  • Wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
  • Laminated with polarizer layer to enable sunlight readability
  • X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance
  • Ability to run the latest version of Android Nougat
  • Dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp
  • f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI with automatic scene detection

Nestor Xu, Vice President Greater China, HMD Global said:

“China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the World. 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.”

Nokia is entering the fiercely competitive market of Android-powered phones. We will have to wait a little longer to find out if they succeed in their experiment or not.

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