Guess what Nokia has been up to lately? The above image is the Finnish tech company’s latest smartphone and it runs on Android.
In case you are wondering how this all came about, here’s a little history – Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile phone business for a little over 7 billion US dollars back in 2014. Microsoft fail to do much with it and with the demise of Windows Phone, the business was eventually sold to HMD Global in May last year, a new Finnish company made up of ex-Nokia staff. All phones manufactured by HMD would bear the Nokia brand under the sale agreement. Phew.
Get ready! The Nokia 6 is coming to China! More announcements to follow on February 26th… Save the date!
Posted by Nokia Mobile on Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Hence, the birth of Nokia 6 and this time the company has decided to go forth with Android operating system (if you can’t beat them, join them). The specs of the new mid-range phone have been revealed – it is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor, features a 5.5″ 1080p display, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a fingerprint scanner on the front of the phone, 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF autofocus and an 8-megapixel selfie front camera.
Unfortunately for fans, the Nokia 6 design is nowhere near its classics and looks just like other Android smartphones in the market. Not to say it’s a bad thing but would be interesting to see if the company chooses to go back to its roots for future phones.
Nokia 6 will only be sold in the China market in the coming months, there are no news if it will be released elsewhere. It is said to be priced at ¥1,699 (est~S$352).