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Nokia 6 price and release date

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Price: ~$245 (1699 CNY as exclusive at JD.com)
Release: Early 2017

Hey, nostalgic people, Nokia is back! Well, not quite, as in the newly announced Nokia 6 you won't find patent staples like a PureView camera or a ClearBlack display, which we assume have remained property of Microsoft and its Lumia division of yesteryear. On the flip side this is the first modern Android-laden Nokia - something that a lot of fans have been waiting for since the days of Symbian.

For a fairly modest sum you will be getting a 5.5" display with 1080p resolution, generous 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage amounts, and a 16 MP rear/8 MP front camera set. The only ho-hum part is the Snapdragon 430 chipset, but in this day and age even the midrange processors are more than powerful enough for your daily phone routines, and then some, so no biggie. On the looksy side a premium metal housing is in order, crafted out of 6000-series aluminum. 

As for the little extras, the handset sports a dual speaker system with dedicated amplifiers for enhanced audio prowess, Dolby Atmos surround tech, laminated display polarizer for enhanced sunlight visibility, and, surprise, surprise - Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Not bad for the price at all, now what remains is to wait for the release to gauge whether it performs as good as it is on paper.

The Nokia 6 knows that it has no chance to be a Samsung Galaxy or iPhone killer, so it isn't trying to be, but is certainly gunning for the price-to-value market, which is huge in China, where the phone will be launched at first. Nokia will release its first Android phone as a JD e-tailer exclusive in "early 2017," priced at the equivalent of $245. Given the georestricted launch, it has pertinent 4G bands for local carriers only, so don't expect to blaze with full-throttle 4G speeds if you import it.

source: HMD

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posted on 11 Jan 2017, 09:18

1. Joosty (Posts: 196; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Make a global version!

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 09:34 2

2. nebula (Posts: 792; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Daniel, "Snapdragon 430 chipset " is not midrange. 6xx is. 8xx is highly end. 4xx is capable budget at best.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 09:42

3. jellmoo (Posts: 1898; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


To be fair, with 4 ranges of mobile processor available (2xx, 4xx, 6xx, 8xx) you could argue that the 4xx series is still midrange, just on the lower end of that designation.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:24 1

6. sgodsell (Posts: 4434; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The 200 is a joke and still only 32 bit. The 430 is an entry-level cortex-A53 64 bit processor, which only supports single channel LPDDR3 800 MHz ram. So it is definitely an entry-level 64 bit processor. Not to mention its GPU is most definitely entry level.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 11:17 1

9. jellmoo (Posts: 1898; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I'm not really arguing about the value of the 4xx series, only that semantically it could be argued to be "midrange". If you add a qualifier like "64 bit", then obviously not.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 11:37

10. nebula (Posts: 792; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I had 2xx series in mind too untill in a split second I realised it's a poverty or greed based chip. Honestly I don't know why it exist at all being so underpowered.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:14

4. Khyron (Posts: 248; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


"but in this day and age even the midrange processors are more than powerful enough for your daily phone routines"
EVEN 820-821 LAGS ON ANDROID

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 11:00

8. Jovericain (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2017)


Well.... No, except if you have a Samsung device ! It's all about optimization..

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 13:20

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16318; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Samsung is even worse lol.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:15

5. Khyron (Posts: 248; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


"but in this day and age even the midrange processors are more than powerful enough for your daily phone routines"
EVEN 820-821 LAGS ON ANDROID

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:25

7. cnour (Posts: 1199; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


They need to imitate the iPhone (software and physically) and lower the price like Samsung did with S1 to have a name in the market.

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