HMD’s first announced device, the Nokia 6, hit a milestone at GSMArena.com device’s page. Nokia 6 page, where you can find all the specifications of the 6, has been visited over 20 million times, indicating that a strong interest exists for this device.
Nokia 6 was announced 6 months ago, and instantly went on sale in China. The global version announced at MWC2017 in February is still not available in all markets, even though you can buy it, for example, in the US, UK, Australia and in some smaller markets as well.
If we compare Nokia 6’s performance on GSMArena.com to some historically well received Nokia phones, the 6 is doing extremely well. For example, the 6 is more popular (with visits) than Nokia 808 (12.8 million), Lumia 1020 (13.7 million) or Lumia 920 (17.5 million). It’s still lagging behind the iconic N9 (26 million) or the first camera-smartphone, Nokia N8 (39 million).
I feel a little sorry for HMD, because, considering the huge interest, the 6 would sell extremely well from day one if the delays didn’t happen. Don’t get me wrong, I still think the sales of 3, 5 and 6 will be above expectations and probably surpass HMD’s (FIH’s) manufacturing capabilities, but a sooner global release would have hugely benefited the sales.