Last week, HMD Global unveiled the first Nokia-branded Android smartphone to emerge from its partnership with the Finnish tech giant. The Nokia 6 is an upper-mid-range device with aluminum bodywork, and is being built by Foxconn having been developed by HMD, which is licensing the Nokia brand for use on its devices over the next ten years.
HMD said that the 6 would launch in China priced at 1,699 CNY (roughly $250 USD). Pre-orders have now opened, requiring buyers to place a deposit of 66 CNY (around $9.50) to reserve their device. The handset will officially be released at 10am on January 19 through Chinese retailer JD.com.
The Nokia 6's key specs include:
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB onboard storage (plus microSD card slot)
- 16MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, HDR support and 1080p video recording at 30fps
- 8MP front-facing camera with 1080p video
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dolby Atmos audio enhancements
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Non-removable 3000mAh battery
- 154 x 75.8 x 8.4mm; 169g
Earlier this month, HMD said that it was planning to launch 6 or 7 Nokia-branded Android phones before the end of 2017. At least one of those devices - believed to be the Nokia 8 flagship - is expected to be unveiled at next month's Mobile World Congress industry expo in Barcelona.