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Nokia 6 Android powered smartphone unveiled; phone will launch in China powered by SD-430

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Nokia 6 Android powered smartphone unveiled; phone will launch in China powered by SD-430


Earlier today, we showed you the box belonging to a phone called Nokia 6 that we thought could be the Nokia D1(C). But a press release just sent out by HMD has announced the unveiling of the Nokia 6. The release, dated Sunday because of the time difference, notes that HMD has the exclusive licensing rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones.

The Nokia 6 features a Gorilla Glass protected, in-cell 5.5-inch 2.5D display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). The Snapdragon 430 chipset powers the phone, containing an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. The 16MP rear camera carries an f/2.0 aperture and PDAF laser auto focusing. In front is an 8MP camera, also sporting an f/2.0 aperture, for selfies and video chats.



The phone will launch early this year as a JD.com exclusive. It will be priced at the equivalent of $245 USD. HMD chose China to launch the phone because of the large number of smartphone users (593 million expected in 2017) and because of the high value placed on quality and premium design.
 
"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."-Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global




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posted on 07 Jan 2017, 20:38 21

1. Rafishant (Posts: 341; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Good start.
Very good specs with an affordable price.
Waiting for Nokia's high-end phones.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 21:56

15. Klinton (Posts: 728; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


With Android Nokia could make some money. But will never come on the top again.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 22:03 15

16. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1983; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


SD430 is good specs? A price tag of $245 to boot? Any other brand - ANY other - and the trolls would blast it.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 22:06 8

18. Settings (Posts: 2154; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Not everyone needs high end. SD430 is good for its specs and price. If you want cheap, go with MTK.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 23:16 4

21. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


Sd430 not good for this price, many mobiles already available under 200 using sd650 series

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 00:04

24. NFSHesham (Posts: 282; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


Those under 200 dollar phone makers are having pretty much a very very thin profit margins .

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 00:48

26. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


& still selling large volume of devices & they are still operational, generating profit every time unlike nokia & many other brands.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 02:04 4

32. hemedans (Posts: 590; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


sd 430 is better than most of 6xx series, only 14nm soc like 625 and those with cortex a72 (650 and 652) are better.

for example lets compare sd616 inside galaxy j7 and sd430 they have same cpu score
https://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks

and gpu by far sd430 is superior
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Qualcomm-Adreno-505.175995.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Qualcomm-Adreno-405.146752.0.html

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 02:20 1

34. zenun12 (Posts: 125; Member since: 31 Oct 2016)


Good luck importing that stuff.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 02:35 2

37. nokia12 (Posts: 573; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


then go and buy those 200 usd phones with 0 after sales .. when you buy a big brand phone you also pay for good after sales services and durability , brand name

just go and read after sale services of xiaomi and others..

nokia is here to compete with samsung , lg , htc , sony.. can you name any competitive good phones from them at this price ?

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 03:18

43. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


I don't need to read anything, many people i know owns them & after sales service is definitely equal to any other brand, at least here in india, i don't know about anywhere else. & As far as quality goes , go ahead & try to get your hands on with Redmi Note 3 , much better than any Samsung under $400 & no i am not a Xiaomi fan, i haven't bought any device from them & most probably will never do, i buy only best ones, but i do appreciate their effort to bring quality smartphones at very minimal price.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 03:20 1

44. mobilefuture (Posts: 220; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Besides the processor, all the specs are better than the latest Galaxy A5, which is guaranteed $100+ more expensive than this. 4GB RAM ffs. At $245 this is the best new phone from an established and known brand

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 03:39

46. uzimafioso (Posts: 416; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Not necessarily, you can get a Moto G4 Plus for $200 and it has better specs as well is tried and tested, and it's getting Nougat.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 04:17

52. belosava (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Low cpu.high price.xiaomi is beter solution

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 05:06 1

58. nokia12 (Posts: 573; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


lol just no .. after sales is not the same at all.. you definitely should read more .. there is waiting time of "months" for spare parts and i am from india too..

https://www.quora.com/How-is-the-after-sales-service-of-Xiaomi-Huawei-and-Gionee-in-India

i know redmi note 3 very well .. it is the best value for money phone.. absolute ridiculous level of bang for the buck performance and quality..

But sadly when it comes to After sales services these companies are a nightmare .. As long as the phone works it is great..

this is the difference between big brands vs these Chinese companies.. setting up proper service centres with spares and all cost money that adds up to the price of phones

Even Lenovo which is much much better than xiaomi etc .. i had to wait 3 weeks in order to buy a USB cable for my phone

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 05:33

60. jove39 (Posts: 1921; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


SD 625/626 would've pushed it near top of mid-range pile.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:12

62. Leo_MC (Posts: 2225; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


You have got to be kidding (or maybe India is a country without value to phone industry - which I don't think is the case); Chinese brands (except Huawey) don't even come close to after sell services of HTC and Nokia (which are far behind Apple and Samsung).

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:15

63. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


I don't need some article to tell me about something i already know, my cousin bought Mipad last year & while i was trying to root it i bricked it, took it the mi service center, got the replacement within 1 week, had an Htc M8 , accidentally burnt the audio dac due to wire mismatch, service center took whole 2 months to give me a replacement, that too after writing dozens of emails directly, Same story with Samsung service center, let me clear one thing, as i said already i have never bought a mi product & will never do because i like high end products but that doesn't mean i will not appreciate someone's efforts, like it or not Redmi Note 3 is a solid device, it runs circles around any samsung under 30k.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:21

65. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


I mean no disrespect to you bro, but i am speaking from experience, as I mentioned in post above, HTC after sales service is worst i have ever seen, they took 2 months to repair my HTC M8, which was their flagship product that year, i can only imagine how they treat their cheap products, where as Xiaomi replaced a mipad within 1 week, Samsung is also complete crap, i have been to their service centers multiple times, very bad service, maybe i was just lucky with Xiaomi, buy hey i am writing what i went through & what i have seen.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:27

67. Xperia14 (Posts: 827; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Very good start indeed! Damn what a great looking phone with great specs (e.g. 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 5,5" FHD, 16MP camera) for that money! I really can't wait for their flagship.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:30

68. Xperia14 (Posts: 827; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


And I forgot to add that the UI looks great as well!

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:36

69. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Yep. ^^ Besides, specs alone aren't everything. There's cost of software support too.

And I do not see the point of g5aving 4GB RAM with Snapdragon 430... That's a weak SoC which can't handle heavy enough multitasking to make full use of the 4GB RAM.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:36

70. chenski (Posts: 511; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


The REAL king is back!

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:41 1

71. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"I mean no disrespect to you bro, but i am speaking from experience, as I mentioned in post above, HTC after sales service is worst i have ever seen, they took 2 months to repair my HTC M8, which was their flagship product that year"

Sorry, but what you experienced with your HTC One M8 is an exception, not the rule.

Generally speaking , HTC's after-sale support is way ahead of Xiaomi's...

Stats proves it already.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:48

72. Guaire (Posts: 638; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


More importantly it will be on the Chinese market with that price tag. Right now Chinese consumers can get Snapdragon 820 phones with a bunch of high end components and features besides the SoC, also made of premium materials from established Chinese brands, costing less than that.

A couple of months later when Snapdragon 835 hit the market, Snapdragon 820 phones will see even further price cuts and Snapdragon 821 devices will be discounted too.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:52 3

73. mahima (Posts: 400; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Does g4 has 4gb ram, 64gb internal memory and Dolby sound?

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 06:59

74. RCE06 (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Jan 2017)


Which part of India do you live in bruh? Because I live in a top metropolitan city and I can assure you Xiaomi and Le eco is two of the worst brands in terms of after sales one of my friend went to Xiaomi center to repair his phone and they just did factory reset and took 1k for that factory reset within warranty period, one of my other friends Redmi note 3 got broken from 2 ft fall, and then service center took 6 months to repair that screen..
And regarding HTC and Nokia, they probably have the best after sales service I have used, I have used Nokia n series, e-series,HTC One M8, Desire 820 everything never faced a single issue in terms of after sales you are probably one of the rare people out there who is saying Xiaomi is equal enough in terms of after sales..
Now regarding SD 430 vs SD 617 in moto g4 plus, in terms of GPU, heat absorb SD 430 is much better use an moto g4 plus for video recording for 15 minutes you'll know what I'm talking about..
And one more info for you despite giving so much feature in so less price Xiaomi is still no 4tn in terms of sales in India, while another over priced brand Samsung is still the King with more than 25 percent market share..

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 07:53

87. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


hehe, calm down, nobody is walking away, you can't change my thinking, i can't change yours, so let me rephrase once again, This Nokia Mobile would have been more better with SD65X , thats what i think, & despite what you think you can't the fact Redmi Note 3 is hell of a device, complete bang for buck.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 07:04

75. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


not here in India, while i was at Htc Service Center every week that time, almost everybody were going through the same thing, some people were so angry that they kept on shouting. Maybe that's because HTC has outsourced their services centers to TVSE instead doing it themselves here.
Different things happen at different locations, i understand what your point is, i was only saying This mobile would have looked more good on paper if they would have gone with SD65x, then again it isn't available yet, who knows what Nokia has cooked, maybe it will be a fantastic device with no or very little hiccups or maybe it won't be , we can never know until it available in the market, so, lets just wait & watch.

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 07:17

77. Rishi17 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Sep 2016)


i live in Delhi, & let me repeat once again, i am speaking from my experience, i wrote things that i saw, & please don't get me started on HTC after sales service, Worst i have ever encountered & then again maybe your experience is different , & i was talking about SD650, not 617, compare any SD430 device with a Redmi Note 3(650), & let me know which one is better & talking about market share, Micromax & Karbonn are two worst manufactures , still standing at 2nd & 3rd , does that mean they are good, it's just because of marketing & their old presence in market, by your perspective iphones should be Crap since Apple only hols around 2% market share.

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