Nokia’s first Android smartphone launched: Will it come to India?

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HMD Global, the Finnish company which is making Nokia’s first Android-based smartphone, launched announced on Sunday, targeted for Chinese users with a price of 1,699 yuan (Rs.16,739).

The new device, Nokia 6, will be sold exclusively in China through online retailer JD.com, the company said. The release of the phone in India is currently unclear.

“The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world… it is a strategically important market,” HMD said in a statement.

Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display while the screen is wrapped with 2.5D Gorilla Glass. It comes with a standard Micro USB 2.0 port (and no USB C-Type) and also supports USB OTG. The device packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures besides an 8MP front camera. The f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI with automatic scene detection. Nokia 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC (System-on-Chip) with X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance. The phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

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“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,” Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said.

 

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