HMD has unveiled its first Nokia Smartphone. The Android-7.0 Smartphone comes with 5.5 inch touch screen, 8-core processor and 16 MP camera. It costs just over 230 euro, but is not available in Germany.Update: about 235,000 pre-orders after 24 hours.
HMD global’s newly founded Finnish company Oy (“HMD”) had announced early December 2016, that of in the year 2017 smartphones Nokia wants to bring under the brand name on the market. Now, HMD has released details of the first new Nokia Smartphone.
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The first Nokia Smartphone is called “Nokia 6” after the restart of the production. The Finns will sell the Nokia 6 exclusively in China and over JD.com. The Nokia 6 is 1699 Yuan in the Chinese online shop. Converted nearly 233 are Euro. Verkaufsstart is in China on the 19th January 2017.
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A sale in Germany is currently not planned. As his rationale for that HMD launches its Smartphone business in China, the Finns call the huge size of the Chinese smartphone market. For 2017, HMD global anticipates more than 593 million smartphone users in the Middle Kingdom.
Features of the Nokia 6
The unibody of the Nokia 6 is made of aluminium. The IPS touchscreen is 5.5 inches tall and comes with full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). The screen should be robust thanks to 2.5D-Gorilla glass. A Snapdragon-430-8-core processor from Qualcomm drives the LTE-enabled smartphone. 4 GB available memory available to the processor. The internal memory is 64 GB. Smartphone owners can expand to up to 128 GB via microSD card.
The main camera (with f/2.0 aperture) created shots with 16 MP, the fron camera creates 8 MP. The Nokia 6 can hold two SIM cards, so, it’s a dual-SIM Smartphone. As a SIM card format Nano-SIM is used.
The battery can not be out. Its capacity is HMD with 3000 mAh. The charging process is carried out on the micro-USB interface.
The other facilities include among others, fingerprint sensor and headphone jack. As the operating system Android is used 7.0 nougat.
Foxconn electronics (Hon Hai precision industry) the Nokia 6 for HMD produced globally.
Over 235,000 pre-orders after just a day
The Taiwanese IT news portal Digitimes had originally reported that pre-orders for the Nokia 6 would have made more than 100,000 buyers from China since the announcement on the 9.1.2017 up to 13.1. But Nokia has now its own numbers , the significantly higher. Therefore , over 235,000 people had pre-ordered after just one day the Nokia 6. In fact 235.686 preorders were available after the first 24 hours.
More Nokia’s coming
More smartphones under the brand name of Nokia are to follow in the first half of the year 2017. On February 26 we learn more 2017.