Nokia 6 price and release date


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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  • 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)

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11 Comments

1. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Make a global version!

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

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

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

4. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 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

8. Jovericain

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 11, 2017

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

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung is even worse lol.

5. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 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

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 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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