Former smartphone super heavyweight Nokia has officially joined the Android bandwagon with Nokia 6, a mid-range device. Google’s software has become the one to beat in the mobile operating system space in recent years. It has since supplanted both Nokia’s Symbian OS and BlackBerry OS which used to reign supreme in the market years ago. BlackBerry had earlier joined the Android party with the likes of the Priv and DTEK50 and its former major rival has now followed suit. So what does Nokia 6 has to offer?
Design and Display
With the 6, it is easy to tell that Nokia, now owned by HMD Global, is still trying to test the waters as it works to re-launch itself into reckoning in the smartphone market. The device sports a chic 6000 series aluminium body – no way you can argue against the quality of material used here. HMD says the chassis was subjected to two different anodising processes. You have a device that not only looks durable, but appealing to the eye. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch in-cell display with Full HD display. The 2.5D Gorilla Glass-protected screen is said to be designed for enjoyable reading in the sun.
Hardware and Software
The Nokia 6 will be powered by latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. This is a decent processor for a device at this price point. The smartphone comes with an impressive 4 GB of RAM and generous 64 GB of onboard storage. Users should expect superior graphics performance, according to its Finnish maker. The configuration looks decent for enjoyable game and movie watching. Out of the box, the device will run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
A reliable 16-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone flash, and phase detection autofocus is provided on the Nokia 6. This is accompanied by an 8-megapixel selfie snapper.
For enjoyable sound, the Nokia 6 comes with dual amplifiers and Dolby Atmos sound tech. The LTE-enabled, dual-SIM smartphone comes with a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.
Pricing and Availability
The price of the Nokia 6 is 1699 Chinese yuan, which converts to a price between N80,000 to N100,000 in Nigeria. If you think the phone offers decent value, another hurdle is that it will be available exclusively in China. It will be sold via the Chinese online retailer JD.
Nokia 6 at a Glance
– 5.5″ Full HD display
– 16MP rear & 8 MP front-facing cameras
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU
– 4GB RAM
– 64GB onboard storage
– Android 7.0 Nougat OS
– 3,000mAh battery
– Dual SIM