Nokia is back! And yes, it’s exhilarating news for all nostalgic fans and this time in full Android experience as the Nokia 6 was launched last January 2017, while two more smartphones from Nokia aside from the rebirth of the iconic 3310 were announced in last Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. Nokia introduced to the world their two new smartphone offering the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 while announcing the worldwide launched of the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition that all runs in latest Operating System (OS) from Android, Android 7.0 Nougat. After the failed attempt of Nokia X (after Microsoft absorb Nokia’s original phone business) to dominate the smartphone market through Windows Operating System, this time Nokia 6 will be the first to test the water in a new and latest Android environment under its new owner HMD Global. All these phones are a part of the resurgence plan from a new company that was formed by former Nokia employees got the licensing agreement to have the iconic Nokia name.
Nokia 6 is a 5.5 inch IPS LCD smartphone with 1080 X 1920 pixel resolution that has a 403 pixel per inch density. It is engineered with a premium build quality as according to Nokia “Nokia 6 continues in the footsteps of our design heritage: it has a striking clean look, a smooth metal exterior and precise details. The body of Nokia 6 is crafted with integrity from seamless precision-milled aluminum, taking 55 minutes to machine from a solid block of metal. Together with the sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass, it’s made with materials that can take on life as you know it”. The colors are available in Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper, and the Arte Black Limited edition that has the same features but has more working memory and storage, and compare to Matte Black it has a slightly glossier black finish.
As stated, the Nokia 6 runs in the latest Android 7.0 Nougat., What’s more fascinating is that it has the pure form of Android Nougat, which that simply means that it has no bloatware or some special skins. The heart of the Nokia 6 is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 architecture in Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores, while the graphics work is being handled by the Adreno 505 GPU supported by 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage, but if you get the limited Arte Black edition, the Nokia 6 will have be in 4GB of working memory and 64 GB of flash storage.
The device features a sensor of accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass aside from the front mounted fingerprint sensor for phone security. The smartphone is also equipped with dual speakers and an amplifier with Dolby Atmos technology while the camera department is made up of 16 megapixel phase detection auto focus rear shooter and an 8 megapixel front-facing one in both f/2.0 aperture both capable of 1080p video recording resolution. In terms of battery life, the Nokia 6 is powered by a non-removable Lithium ion polymer 3000 mAh battery. Nokia 6 is a dual SIM smartphone, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G, and 4G band networks. The Nokia 6 lacks support for 700MHz Band 28 so mobile data speeds are not as fast as it could be.
Based on cnet.com “The Nokia 6 is already sold in China, but now it will be landing in other countries with a 229 euro price tag. That converts to $240, £195 or AU$315. The Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition will sell for 299 euros, which converts to $315, £250 or AU$410. Nokia has not announced a release date or the specific markets for either phone”. Nokia 6 is a good looking device and with the equipped ROM it remains to be seen how will it fare with the current crop of smartphones available in the market today.