The Nokia 6 marks the all-time best seller’s re-entry into the smartphone business as the company finally embraced the Android world and is already making waves with sales in lakhs.
The Nokia 6 which is available at JD.com for CNY 1699 will start delivering to customers from January 19.
“China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the world. It is no coincidence that we have chosen to bring our first Android device to China with a long-term partner. JD.com is known for its upwardly mobile customer base, and it has for many years believed in the Nokia brand and sold millions of our products to Chinese customers,” said Nestor Xu, Vice President Greater China, HMD Global.
“Launching our first smartphone device, in such a strategically important market, with JD.com a trusted online retailer marks a signal of intent,” he added.
Nokia 6’s comes with a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5″ Full HD display unit, which is protected inside a 2.5D Gorilla Glass casing. The display is laminated together with a polarizer layer which gives the phone a slimmer look as well as enables sunlight readability.
The phone is powered by the latest generation of octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem, which is built for phones with high speaker volumes as well as delivers a better battery life. The SoC clocks at 1.4GHz and is supported by Adreno 505 GPU.
Nokia 6 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt memory for your storage needs. You can even expand the storage by 128GB via a microSD card.
“The Nokia 6 marks a new milestone for the iconic brand, and JD.com is proud to work with HMD on this exclusive launch in China. Our 200 million active consumers come to JD.com to shop for guaranteed high-quality products from the world’s leading brands, and we are proud to provide a trusted outlet for them to reconnect with Nokia phones,” Shengli Hu, President of 3C Business Unit, JD.com said.
The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. In addition to that, the dual amplifiers on the Nokia 6 deliver sounds at 6dB louder than a regular amp, ensuring deeper bass, higher voice and unmatched clarity. Dolby Atmos technology integrated with the devices audio system creates powerful, moving sound.
The device is backed by a 3000mAh battery and runs of Android Marshmallow. HMD will be unveiling more of its Android-based devices at the MWC in February.
Nokia 6 will soon also be launched globally after passing certain certification tests that were preventing its launch in the international market — the exact dates for the same are yet to be unveiled by the company.