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 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.

source: HMD, video ad via Nokians

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  • 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. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

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

15. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

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

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

46. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

69. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

73. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

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

98. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

G4 Plus has 4GB/64GB options which launched at $299 but atm it's discounted from $225-250 depending on the retailer and if you've read any of its reviews, it has a screen equal to a 6 Plus in color calibration and sunlight legibility. It doesn't have two speakers but it has a good front facing one. On a side note, you don't actually need 4gb RAM with a SD 430...

119. Loveneesh

Posts: 436; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

But moto g4 plus looks ugly compared compared to Nokia 6.

109. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

SD430 is low-end no matter how much you want to justify Nokia. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is only a few bucks more and it's much better than this.

110. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Security and software support is part of what makes the DTEK60 worth it's price tag... But if you want to talk only about spec-to-price ratio, the DTEK60 isn't the best out there. This Nokia 6 isn't too bad either.

113. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

DTEK50 is what I mentioned, not the DTEK60. The 60 has QHD, SD820 and 4GB of RAM. Not fair to compare to this Nokia cellar-dweller. But for $500, the 60's specs are VERY good for that price point.

21. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

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

24. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

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

26. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

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

34. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Good luck importing that stuff.

37. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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 ?

43. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

58. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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.. 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

63. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

78. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I have used many xiaomi smartphones available in India ( redmi 3s prime, redmi note 3, mi4i ). I have never faced any issue with the quality. All of them work perfectly. If I had wasted my money on Samsung, lg , HTC just because they provide better after sales support , I would be using a far inferior VFM smartphone hitherto. Even if their was a problem and I would be exhausted with their after sales support , I would have bought another xiaomi device. Still I would be paying less or equal to other inferior VFM smartphone from Samsung, lg, HTC, Sony. after sales support should not be an excuse to sell your device at twice the reasonable cost. As far as Nokia 6 is concerned it should have sd625 processor for the price it will be sold. Even lenovo z2 gives 3gb ram and sd820 processor at same price of Nokia 6 in china.

62. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 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).

65. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

71. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

75. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

95. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

We are talking about mobile phone manufacturers so I would like to think none of what we are saying is directed towards other users. After sale services also means support for different native languages - Xiaomi or Oppo lacks that; 2 years warranty - no; call centers to help solve issues - no; software updates - again no. But each country/zone with its own and you might be absolutely right about what happens in yours.

74. RCE06

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 08, 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..

77. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

80. RCE06

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 08, 2017

It's 2017 man,in 2017 Samsung is top, Lenovo/Motorola is second,Xiaomi is 4th, where is karbon man?.. Micromax and karbon was at 2nd and 3rd in 2015 and this is 2017.. Now regarding SD 430 vs 650 yes,SD 650 is better,,but for me a smartphone is not about processor only a smartphone combines of camera, display, audio, software optimization, display protection(not like Xiaomi no protection in Redmi phones or display crack in Le eco le 2)battery,after sales and finally processor..Tell me in all this aspects Redmi note 3 is best,camera is worst,buggy software,heating issues,crappy after sales so only for processor it's good..Lol..

82. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

have you even used a Note 3, i have, latest miui definitely not buggy, camera is far from worst for a 10k mobile, solid build quality.

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