Nokia 6 soon to be available outside of China in white (Update: not really)
by Cosmin Vasile / Jan 25, 2017, 9:58 AM
UPDATE: HMD Global just reached out to us to deny the existence of a white Nokia 6. Moreover, HMD Global reiterated that the Nokia 6 is not being sold officially outside of China. The seller on Lazada is a third party not authorized by HMD Global.
The Nokia 6 is incredibly popular in China if we are to take into consideration the fact that more than 1.4 million customers shown their interest in buying the phone. The phone sold out in under one minute during the first flash sale, and that's expected to happen again on February 26 when the second flash sale is scheduled.
Unfortunately, there's no way to tell how many Nokia 6 units were sold until now since HMD Global won't release any numbers just yet. Still, the good news is the smartphone is likely to go on sale outside China very soon.
Apparently, a major retailer in the Philippines will be selling the Nokia 6 starting February 26. Moreover, Lazada Philippines managed to secure stock of white Nokia 6 units, something that we haven't seen at the official launch of the smartphone earlier this month.
Those of you who absolutely must have this phone will have to make some compromises though, as Lazada won't sell it cheap. Although Chinese retailer JD.com is offering the Nokia 6 for $245, the handset costs no less than $370 in the Philippines.
On the bright side, you'll be getting the white version of the phone (the only option), and free shipping. For the time being, the Nokia 6 appears to be out of stock, but the retailer claims it will start selling it tomorrow, so there's that.
- 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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$370 USD for a SD 430 SoC with a 1080p display. That's not going to sell at all. There are many other smartphones that offer better specs than this phone, and at a much cheaper price.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:39 AM 0
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Pretty pricey. I can get 2 year old flagships for that price here.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:28 AM 2
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Before everyone starts jumping on Nokia for this, just know that they have no say in this. This is a RETAILER in the Philippines that is offering this device for that price. In fact, if you go to their website they are pretty much pricing everything about $100 more than what it should cost. I'm guessing this is the HSN Shopping Network of the Philippines.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:46 AM 9
Still $245 is bit much for that kind of specs.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 11:16 AM 0
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Prices of phones in China do not automatically translate to the cost of phones elsewhere. That $245 number being thrown around is when you just simply convert the price in China to USD. It doesn't mean that the cost will be $245 if or when released in western markets. Just take a look in the past when PA has published the costs of certain devices in Chinese currency, it was always off from the cost of it in the US and Europe (even after conversion). Example: the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4 went on sale for a little over $800 in China when they both cost less than $700 in the States. So TL;DR: you can't simply convert the cost of a phone in different markets and assume that will be the cost when it is offered in your market.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 3:42 PM 0
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This higher price could just be Lazada Philippines doing a mark up and hoping to cash in. Until this device truly gets launched globally by HMD we won't fully know what its prices will be elsewhere.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:50 AM 0
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