NOKIA 6 HANDS ON FIRST LOOK ll BACK WITH A BANG! Published: 1 year ago By: GONE IN 180


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Nokia is back in the smartphone game and even if the mid-range China-exclusive 6 isn’t exactly what we all wanted at least it will give us some valuable insights for the future of the HMD-owned brand. You see while the Nokia 6 will retail for under $250 its aluminum body is more fitting of a flagship or at least an upper midrange device, so maybe it’s a good indication on what’s to come at MWC.

A reader of ours stumbled upon a bunch of live photos of the Nokia 6 on Weibo and was kind enough to share them with the rest of us. The images show the smartphone from all sides and even give us a glimpse of its about screen. In case you were wondering the Nokia 6 has the TA-1000 model number and its Android security patch level is December 2016.The Android Nougat version is the initial 7.0 as opposed to the latest 7.1.1 available, but differences really are minor there and they really mostly concern the Google Pixel phones.

One of the live shots is of the retail box of the Nokia 6. Judging by its size, you shouldn’t expect to find too many accessories inside, but that’s hardly surprising for a midranger.With no first-hand impressions to go with the photos we can’t really comment on how that aluminum 6000 series body feels, but we’ll do our best to get a review unit as quickly as possible and make up for that.HMD Global, the company behind the rebirth of Nokia smartphones, has announced its first Android smartphone, the Nokia 6, which we'd expected to launch at Mobile World Congress 2017.

In a surprise move, the company has launched the Nokia 6, giving us a good insight into what the new Nokia will see as important. HMD goes to some lengths to tell us that the body takes 55 minutes to machine from a block of 6000 series aluminium, that it's double anodised and polished five times.

It's obvious that the focus is on craftsmanship, but the specs of this metal-bodied phone aren't quite flagship. It has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution display and it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, seeing the Nokia 6 slip into a sub-flagship space. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage are generous.