HMD patents the design of the Nokia 6

HMD patents the design of the Nokia 6
HMD, which has a global brand license allowing it to design and produce Nokia handsets, has filed a patent for the design of a phone that strongly resembles the Nokia 6. The document was filed on November 18th and was approved just two days ago by EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office). The Nokia 6 was unveiled in January exclusively for the Chinese market. The handset sold briskly right off the bat. As a result, the phone will have a global release some time next quarter. A special edition will feature a glossy piano black rear cover.

The Nokia 6 is equipped with a 5.5-inch LCD display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 430 chipset powers the handset with an octa-core 1.4GHz CPU, and the Adreno 505 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage. The special edition Arte Black model will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The 16MP rear-facing camera has an f/2.0 aperture, and the 8MP snapper in front handles selfies and video chat. A 3000mAh battery is in charge of keeping the device powered up, and Android 7.1 is pre-installed.

HMD's deal with Nokia means that the Finnish company gets paid from HMD for every Nokia branded handset or tablet that is sold. These payments constitute royalties for using the Nokia name, and for intellectual property rights.

Check out some images from the patent filing by clicking on the slideshow below.


Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Really?! Lol

2. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Considering screens with 2.5D curved glass often shatter on the first drop, the Nokia 6 doesn't even display a hairline fracture along the edges. So I think Nokia was onto something here with the Nokia 6, which is universally better built than any of Samsung's active series.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

2.5D screen + no hairline fracture = better built than samsung active? nice logic, lol... just wait till phonebuff did nokia6 drop test and see how much facedown drop it can stand... (side note: S7 active survive 50 drop WITHOUT a single hairline crack, only a few scratch since it use shatter resistant screen) and dont forget that S7 active also dust+water-resistant and shock-resistant

10. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Also S7 Active looks like Homer Simpson's butt.

17. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Thanks for the laugh.

14. Sonyfanbooooooy

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I see you like Korean D!ck

16. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

19. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Nokia 6 is very durable. One of the best out there.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nokia 6 might be durable, but it ain't anywhere near the Active series from Samsung.

25. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Nokia 6 might be even stronger than S7 Active lol... ;) read the comments of GSMA.. Screen shattered from 2.5 ft fall.. screen shattered under screen protector etc..

23. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

How you can compare Nokia 6 and S7 Active?!? Compare Nokia with Galaxy S7. You can compare S7 active with CAT phones...

13. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This design will anyway be obsolete in 1 year max because all the mid range phones will have near bezeless display by 2018. Itll filter down obviously.

22. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

How many phone designs don't become obsolete after 1 year?

3. tangbunna

Posts: 489; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

sd430 ? No need.

5. Rafishant

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

The news is talking about a patent design while people are calling for low specs

6. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I know right... Especially the #3.

11. dimas

Posts: 3406; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Welcome to PA comments where everything is far from the article, I guarantee that you're not even into half of the sinkhole.

20. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Can't blame them, many people wanted Nokia to come back guns blazing. Patenting a rather generic Samsung looking design isn't going to make Nokia stand out.

7. Unordinary unregistered

At first glance of the thumbnail I thought it was an iPhone

8. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is a galaxy s2

9. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

They need to stop! (Patent a design). Nokia or whatever their name is, haven't learn from history.. Patent equal someone else will sue them down the road. Just make your phone and keep moving... SMH

12. dimas

Posts: 3406; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Or you could say something that will be informative to people yes?

15. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Lol...Nokia will sue apple for antenna line

18. svknet

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

Whats so great or different of this design?

24. paeschli

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

So they patented a rectangle with a screen in it?

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