Nokia 6 sells out its initial flash sale in one minute

Nokia 6 sells out its initial flash sale in one minute
Nokia is back. The brand spanking new Nokia 6 took about one minute to sell out during its first flash sale held on Wednesday morning. The handset is an exclusive of JD.com, and was priced at the equivalent of $247 USD. Over 1 million registrations were listed for the flash sale. The exact number of units sold was not disclosed, and another similar offering is expected to take place shortly.

The Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 430 chipset is under the hood, carrying an octa-core 1.4GHz CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 16MP rear-facing camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture, and the 8MP front-facing camera shoots selfies and handles video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

We expect several more Nokia handsets to be introduced next month at MWC, including the Snapdragon 835 powered Nokia P1 flagship. As we explained back in July when we showed you a leaked press render of the phone, the Nokia P1 is based on the Sharp Aquos Xx3 with upgraded specs such as 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, the top-of-the-line Snapdragon chipset, dual speakers and a fingerprint scanner. The Nokia P1 will have a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.3-inch display with either 1080 x 1920 or 1440 x 2560 resolution. The model with 128GB of internal storage is expected to be priced at $800, while the variant sporting 256GB of native storage might be tagged at $950.


source: Anzhuo (translated) via Playfuldroid

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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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51 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nokia must have been regretting going with WP.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they must regreting didn't adopt android sooner... if they adopt it 7-9 years sooner, their brand will be at top5 manufacturer right now..

12. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

They might bounce back. Just look at Huawei's sales surge.

17. Lemon99

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

If Microsoft didn't bail them out, all of their revenue and capital accumulated since the mid 90s would have gone down the drain. There was no way Nokia could have survived the onslaught waged by the more advanced technologies offered by Apple and Samsung/Google. They were miserably and palpably way behind, tech-wise. MS buying them out effectively gave them precious time to recoup their losses and strategize for what we are about to witness in the coming months an all-out battle against Apple, Google and Samsung. More importantly, they received a payment enough for them to make a comeback.

20. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Only 3 post ? You troll.

33. Lemon99

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Three posts, you say. Hardly qualifies a troll.

38. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

1/ Or you are never posting and you just wanted to post here to troll and say nonsense. 2/ Or you just subscribed here to post on this news just to troll and say nonsense. 3/ Or you have a second account and wanted to troll on this news and say nonsense. In each case you are a troll.

25. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Lol, so much BS in this post.

26. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

hahaha pure lies 1. when Elop come Nokia sold more phones than Apple and samsung combined and untill Today No one break Nokia records of 2011 where they sold 500 million phones 2. During that time Hero phone nokia 5230 sold 150 million units and untill today no one managed to sell more smartphone than that. 3. It was elop who made mistakes by replacing symbian with Nokia asha, meego with Wp and s40 with s30 and kill Nokia device. 4. Nokia was profitable in other division Nokia networks alone is bigger than HTC, Xiaomi and oppo combined by generating 12 million Euros (apart from samsung and Apple no one earn like that at that time), here maps was profitable and Nokia patents generate decent money too. so its not true that microsoft bail Nokia that is just myth

31. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

If you want to kill something, then bring in Microsoft. Job done!

34. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

soft reference to games like fable and scale bound

32. Lemon99

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Symbian? Really! Where is Symbian now? Have you heard Nokia people complaining when MS took over their beloved company? Almost all were hired and taken care of in the sale transition by MS. Reality bit them hard. Do you even think Nokia could launch this wonderful Nokia 6 today if they stayed on with competition back in 2010? Even release a flagship smartphonephone in the coming months? They would have nowhere to infuse capitalization into their company in the current situation. Their current state is far better than in 2010. Essentially, they took a sabbatical. Now they are all set for the bigger battle.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Symbian is still around, albeit with a very small market share. But one can also ask, where is Windows now? Suffering a slow, agonizing death in the smartphone space, that's where. Many Nokia employees complained. And so many of them got fired because of the merger, especially the ones that had redundant positions where Microsoft was concerned. Reality bit them hard when they realized that the switch to Microsoft's OS was a horrible mistake. Nokia dropped like a large stone weighed down by 500 ton anchor because they chose Windows over Android. There was a mass exodus of users when Nokia chose to make Windows Phones. They lacked so many features that their Symbian counterparts already had. None of what I'm saying is false. It's all verifiable facts. Had Windows been the right choice for Nokia, they'd still be making Windows Phones now. Yes, had Nokia gone Android instead of Windows, they would have been in the top 5 Android OEM's right now. Had they went with Android, they wouldn't have needed Microsoft's money, they'd be making money off of their Android handsets. And this is coming from someone that's a huge Microsoft fan. I've owned Lumia's since the Lumia 900, as well as other Windows Phones going back to Windows Mobile when HTC, Samsung and Motorola made great Windows Mobile devices. I still own Lumia's to this day, and I use most of Microsoft's mobile services on my other smartphones and tablets. Everything hemedes said is correct. And what others are saying here is absolutely true. You just made this account to troll Nokia.

46. Lemon99

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

First of all I am a fan of both Microsoft and Nokia. Then and now. I do not wish to deviate from that following and stand. Where is Windows now?, you ask. It is now called Windows 10. It is neatly incorporated to current PCs, laptops, tablets and more importantly in your argument, in smartphones like Microsoft, HP's Elite, Alcatel's Idol 4s and more to come (Dell?). It is very much alive (and kicking) worldwide. Their ecosystem is now complete. Going for Android back then is just an afterthought now. Actually, they tried but Nokia's welcome to Google did not even reach first base. Google wanted Sammy to push their OS. So they went for MS. Nokia was synonymous to Finland. I didn't hear any public outcry from the Finns when they sold the Device division of their flagship company. Troll? That's not me.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Anyone with half a brain knows what and where Windows 10 is deployed. That still doesn't change the fact that on smartphones, Windows market share is virtually nonexistent. Even with the new handsets out. That's a fact. Nokia never went for Android before choosing Windows Phone. They jumped straight into bed with Microsoft. Nokia going with Microsoft was a forgone conclusion thanks to Elop and that billion dollar payoff that they received. And the BUYING public showed exactly what they thought about Nokia going with Microsoft via the mass exodus of Nokia handset users in record time. Troll? Yeah, I'd say that's you.

48. Lemon99

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Say what you want. Believe what you believe. Never a troll. MS buying Nokia was mutual, business-wise. Sadly, it didn't work. Still rooting for both to succeed. MS got their kick start on their smartphone business. Nokia got their billions to reboot. Nokia 6 is a wonderful smartphone. Waiting and salivating it arrives here in the Philippines so I could purchase one.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I most certainly will say and believe what I want, as will you, no doubt. Microsoft buying Nokia was preordained the moment Elop was put in charge. It was a horrible business decision on Nokia's part, but when you have a Trojan horse in your organization that's really working for someone else, that's what happens.

30. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Microsoft didn't need to bail them out if Stephen Elop didn't strike a deal with Microsoft for using Windows Phone exclusively.

49. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Mcirosoft didn't bail nokia out at all.. Do you know with that 1 billion yearly payment to nokia for windows phone exclusivity also required nokia paying MS royalty fees for Windows phone ? had nokia sold more phones they would have been paying more money to MS in royalty fees than they were receiving.. while android fees required to install google play services was much lower and in addition nokia had to invest a lot of money to make basic apps , WP didn't even have much languge support .. they ended up investing so much money and time just to get those basic apps and functionality while microsoft was sleeping.. and then the Windows phone 8 wasn't even compatible with windows phone 7 handsets and couldn't be updated..1 year later after deal, Lumia 800 900 and other phones launched with outdated specs because Wp couldn't even support latest specs and they became obsolete within 6 months because no WP8 for them ... they lost 2 precious years which amounts to far more money than what Ms gave them .. all these things would haven't been their had they gone to Android... they had lot of money with them and symbian sales though declining would have sustained them.., And Nokia N9 was a smashing success phone with great reviews all around inspite of elops not wanting that. they could have easily survived if you are unbiased anyone would agree to that ... Nokia engineers said migrating to android would have been much easier and faster and that was all the fans/people were demanding.. there were even protests when they choose Windows phone Then Microsoft paying 7 billion is a masterpiece stroke by Nokia and not microsoft because they threatened MS that they are going to do android .. With the launc of Nokia X , and x2 phones which were selling in great numbers Nokia and Android was fated to be successful from the start ..

50. Lemon99

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Elop was the head of Nokia prior to the MS buyout. Elop is, and was, never synonymous to Nokia. Nokia had a board of of directors and several investors (mostly Finns). Elop couldn't solely dictate to the board of what he wants. He may influence but the majority of the board decides. Unless Elop owned Nokia at that time, why then, if you say that Android was the best for the company did the board members allow MS to buy them? If the board thought that Android is the best for them, they could have just voted for it and kicked Elop out of the board. I truly do not understand the hate on Elop when all these went down as a corporate move.

51. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

I only used "elop" when it came to Nokia N9 sales , because that was his decision.. otherwise i have used the word "Nokia" The board was clueless as well , most of the members are legal/financial/management experts not particularly tech savy .. this is why they choose to stick to symbian for so long .. if they knew anything about tech they would have moved faster in 2009 .. They went with elop as CEO because they wanted a completely different direction/perspective which was a mistake, focusing more on their weaker markets like USA/Canada and forgetting their stronger markets like china , india , europe , africa they saw this as a last chance to save the company.. Nokia was about to choose Android , but they ended up choosing Windows phone at last moment and that too exclusively , and that was without doing proper research .. after they signed the exclusive deal later they realised that WP 7 would not run on latest hardware , had no multi language support , and it will not be upgradable to WP8 and Nokia couldn't themselves even tinker with the OS to add the Basic features themselves and there were no Apps , Nokia Had to pay money to developers to bring apps to WP , remember how many nokia exclusive apps were there ? signing deals with developers , Game studios , whereas they were available for free on android... MS was the culprit , they were too slow to add basic features , get developer support , had too many restrictions like tiles etc this is why other OEM abandoned them.. Most Previous Nokia consumers didn't like tiles interface , because they were used to symbian and android was similar to Symbian.. while Wp was totally different Now they couldn't go back because that would require breaking contract with Ms and paying heavy fines which Nokia was not in position.. and then another 8-9 months delay to launch Android models So board let elop follow his strategy they had already given up hopes by that time.. Problem was never the hardware , it was always the software.. But because Nokia brand was so powerful , people still bought those Windows phone with no apps and it even gathered some success in some markets where Nokia was strong..

18. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Agreed. And back then Nokia was more popular than it is now. Nokia would not have the same fate as HTC and Sony had with Android.

22. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

You are posting this on an article title "Nokia 6 sells out its initial flash sale in one minute"

23. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Looks like you missed the point I was trying to make.

24. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

True. .

35. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

This is not a Nokia manufactured phone but merely a Nokia branded phone. Besides, the SD 430 is a big let down; should have gone with the 625 instead.

39. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Please re-read what is HMD. This more than a Nokia branded phone. This phone englobes all the experts that made Nokia big for the past decades. And forget the specs. It WOULD be good to have better specs. But nevertheless, this is Nokia : not a chinese no-brand cheap phone, Nokia : you will have good connection to your network, good phone quality, resistant, durable as they said. And don't forget, the test are not yet out to spit on it ;)

41. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

if they released this phone in eu and usa it would fail becouse everybody here buys only 3 brands samsung huawei and apple while in china people dont buy samsung and apple a lot

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nokia a true innovation company, forget about apple!

19. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I have a Shamesung phone and I really regret having a Shamesung. I bought it only because there was NO alternative. Shamesung didn't understand that they NEED to innovate, stop copying and bring quality hardware until S6 even I will say S7... To late for Shamesung. Waiting for the Nokia monster flagship Pureview.

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