Today, on January 8th, 2017, HMD officially unveiled its first Nokia-branded Android device – Nokia 6.
New design philosophy embraces much-loved Nokia phone hallmarks of quality, superior craftsmanship and relentless focus on the consumer experience
The Nokia 6 comes with a high-class 6000-series aluminum unibody, which Nokia describes as “an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.” The phone comes with a “bright hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass.”
With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.
The processor used is Snapdragon 430. The device also features 4GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, expandable via MicroSD card. Dolby Atmos and dual amplifiers are there for amazing sound, and a 16MP back and 8MP front camera with f/2.0 lesnes and “exclusive” camera UI will make taking photos with the 6 an amazing experience.
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.”
The bad news is that Nokia 6 is at the moment an exclusive device to the Chinese market, which will be sold through JD.com for 1699 CNY (233€, 245$). But HMD assures us that this marks only the first step of a long journey.