HMD decides to remove the notification LED from the global version of Nokia 6
by Cosmin Vasile / Jul 05, 2017, 6:15 PM
Here is something that might be of interest to Nokia fans anxious to get their hands on the latest smartphones introduced by HMD Global earlier this year. Nokia 6, the first handset HMD made available on the market (China only), will have different global variants that are supposed to hit the shelves in early August.
Even in China, two Nokia 6 models are available for purchase, but they're not different when it comes to hardware. The only difference between the TA-1000 and TA-1003 versions is the fact that the latter comes with Google services, whereas the former doesn't.
However, when it comes to the global version, there are plenty of differences that we'll most likely talk about as soon as they arrive on the market. Until then, here is one that we didn't know about, but was recently confirmed by HMD.
It appears that the global version of Nokia 6 will not come with the notification LED that's included in the Chinese models. Neither of the four Nokia 6 models (TA-1033, TA-1039, TA-1021, TA-1025) will have this feature added.
HMD said they had taken the decision to remove the notification LED after doing some research, which means that customers outside China might not be so attached to this feature.
The notification LED usually makes things easier for someone that is using different communication channels (SMS, messaging apps, email, phone, etc.). That LED would have helped you avoid checking the phone every 5 minutes to make sure you haven't received any messages that you must reply. Still, the lack of a notification LED shouldn't be such a deal-breaker for Nokia fans.
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whoever buys a Nokia running Android is scammed!
posted on Jul 05, 2017, 6:22 PM 3
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Do you guys feel like buying a Nokia Android phone? I was a big fan of Nokia phones from Finland back then. But as of the moment I'm not just feeling them.
posted on Jul 05, 2017, 6:23 PM 6
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Why doesnt android release one device for globe, every country has their own version and delayed updates not all at once thats 2 things most i like about iphones timly updates and single device worldwide works :)
posted on Jul 06, 2017, 12:00 AM 1
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looks like they want to follow Lenovo/Moto in that. Its really annoying to pick the phone and unlock every time just to check notifications!! OEMs don't get it, do they? i will let lt pass, though wanted to buy one, already the SOC is old and outdated.
posted on Jul 06, 2017, 12:25 AM 2
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What an absolutely stupid idea, that's the number 1 feature a mobile should have. & what specific research?
posted on Jul 06, 2017, 1:49 AM 2
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Old Nokia used to be good. This new Nokia is shooting itself in a foot with such stupid decisions. Many people use notification light, but even if you don't use it that much it's always good to have an option.
posted on Jul 06, 2017, 2:04 AM 0
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Guess I'll just stick with Samsung phones then. Was interested in checking out Nokia's hmd offerings but I use the notification light.
posted on Jul 06, 2017, 2:24 AM 0
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So these idiots do an enquiry in China and decide on that enquiry that people NOT in China don't want an notification led?!?!? Please remind me NOT to buy a phone from these morons. "...Still, the lack of a notification LED shouldn't be such a deal-breaker for Nokia fans..." Yes, it IS! Every Nokia had a notification led. Most (Symbian) models had it in the home-button. Instead of making users less depending on switching on their screens and thus save battery, these idiots do the opposite.
posted on Jul 06, 2017, 4:13 AM 1
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