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Nokia Steps Into the Android Game With the Nokia 6

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Prior to the end of 2016, we started hearing rumors about the arrival of new Nokia Android phones in 2017 – potentially, a lot of them. And then just after CES, Nokia did announce a new phone, the Nokia 6, for China. Yeah, for China, so you and I won’t ever have the chance to buy one, if even for some reason you were excited about Nokia AndroidΒ phones.

We figured this phone was worth a quick write-up because some of you do seem to care about Nokia’s Android plans. And also, this is the first Nokia Android phone from HMD Global, the company that bought the Nokia brand licensing rights. If this phone is a sign of things to come, I think it’s safe to say that we should all be at least looking forward to what’s next.Β 

Alright, so what is the Nokia 6? Well, it’s a pretty mid-rangeish device with a 5.5-inch FHD display, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 16MP rear camera (f/2.0) with phase detect auto focus, 8MP front camera, Snapdragon 430 processor, and Android Nougat. It also has Dolby Atmos integration, along with dual amplifiers that “deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity.”

Outside of specs, HMD is heavily promoting the phone’s design, saying that it takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6, because they do so from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum. After that, it goes through a couple of anodizing processes for hours on hours, before being polished. HMD is quite proud of the quality here.

If interested and you live in China, be on the lookout.

Via: Nokia | Β HMD
  • johala02

    HMD Global (Nokia) have booked up a lot of space in the Mobile World Congress 2017. I suppose its there they will show up new android phones aimed for the european and possible for the US market.

    Looking forward to that event.

  • FelisLachesis

    Make it as indestructible as the 5190, and we might have to talk

    • Tuxdreamerx

      Yeah that was always my reason that I loved Nokia, I could not destroy that phone. I dropped it in water, no big deal shake it out and move on. Drop it and it slides across the pavement, no big deal put the battery back on and continue your day.

  • Daistaar

    It’s an S4 with larger screen and bezels.

  • Me

    Only for China tho :/. Interested in what they bring to the states. Need a cheap back up phone.

    • #Note5 IsBoss

      shut up hoe

  • Sedp23

    Not really a nokia phone tho….

    • #Note5 IsBoss

      only room for 1 token black guy here. get lost nay sayer. it states nokia on the back….hence its a nokia phone dork.

      • Sedp23

        Learn how to read before u comment this is not from Nokia that we know they were bought out and the new company is only using the Nokia name now

        http://www.droid-life.com/2017/01/09/nokia-steps-android-game-nokia-6/

        • #Note5 IsBoss

          Shut up fake white dude acting to be black

          • Sedp23

            That’s your comeback for being wrong? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            The phone says Nokia on the back. You are white.

          • Sedp23

            And I just showed u another company bought Nokia they are only using the Nokia brand name ….another company is making the phone….this isn’t the Nokia we know from the past…so ur still wrong

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Says Nokia on the back….. You’re white

          • ttuBkciD

            I just looked …. Nokia is on the back. And I agree. Dude is just tan.

          • Charles e

            And you’re a noodle

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Um….ok

          • Charles e

            Why does his theoretical race bother you so much?

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Why are you racist?

          • ttuBkciD

            why does his theoretical race issues bother you so much?? sounds pretty racist

        • ttuBkciD

          This link seems to send you to this article idiot

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Lololol it does lol

          • Sedp23

            Sent him the article again so he can read again. His comprehension is obviously off

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            No you didn’t idiot. And notice how no one is agreeing with you? Get over it. We all did cry baby.

          • Sedp23

            Nobody has to agree with me. Fact is It’s still not the old Nokia and you’re still wrong

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            What does it say on the back on the phone……

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Let me help you since you don’t want to admit what it says tinkerbell. It says Nokia.

          • ttuBkciD

            GOT HIM!!! hahaha he slowly changed what he says….watch him edit his original post. what a tool. i think you’re right, dude is looking thru windows at night as a hobby.

          • Apple is for Girls

            LMAO!!!! haha

    • Apple is for Girls

      wait….i just checked out the back of the phone like the guy below said….says nokia. lenovo makes moto phones now, but they are still moto phones. this is a nokia phone, no matter who the hell makes it dipshit.

      • #Note5 IsBoss

        BAAM!!! THAT JUST HAPPENED!!

      • Sedp23

        Yea and I said its not the same Nokia that we know from the past either…..so build quality and all other aspects come in to question when the phone launches. It’s a whole new team MAKING the phone with only Nokia brandings

        • V-Phuc

          I can say MANY things and spin it how I want. you lost.

          • Sedp23

            It’s not a contest to lose. It isn’t spinning anything It’s mentioned in the article for anyone to read. So did the article “lose” too ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • The REAL V-Phuc

            based on your flawed logic, yes. you keep changing what u are saying, therefor, u are a moron. get an education instead of trying to baffle people with BS. see ya assclown.

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            post of the month! hahaha

          • Sedp23

            Never changed what I said its not really a Nokia if it’s a diff company making them just has the branding it’s mentioned in the article. Try reading the article….its not the same nokia company that made windows phones with the great cameras. Now its only the Nokia NAME made by another company …where did I change what I said ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          • The REAL V-Phuc

            i just seen the posts haha u are insane. head over to BGR, no one is supporting your argument because you are retarded. u said it was not a Nokia phone….then said it was not the nokia you knew. TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT ARGUMENTS. <~~but not in your head.

            blocked.

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            That woman is trolling you. Give it up

          • The REAL V-Phuc

            i can tell. no worries anymore. i’ve blocked other girls on their periods just the same.

          • The REAL V-Phuc

            he is still responding hahahaha what a stalkerish woman.

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Lolol I just blocked Felicia too

          • Sedp23

            Not asking u to support it u replied to me. I commented on the story I don’t care if u support my opinion or not the fact still remains It’s not the same Nokia that we’ve know for years. Microsoft bought them and another company bought the brand….theres a new company making it what’s so hard to understand?

  • Daniel Thomas

    Dolby Atoms in a phone? Not sure I understand the benefit here. Wouldn’t the movie source need to be coded in Dolby Atoms, and then the device playing back the Audio need to be able to play Dolby Atoms, and have multiple speaker channels to take advantage of Atoms? I’m not sure what the Dolby Atoms Integration means on a phone with at most 2 speakers? Any thought?

    • Daistaar

      Think headphones, capable of multichannel reproduction. Also, I believe it’s Dolby Atmos.

      • Daniel Thomas

        I know it’s Dolby Atmos. I use the thing every day in my house and love it with my up facing speakers. Must have been auto-correct

        Well here is what Dolby has to say about it in mobile devices. I don’t know, It sounds like more of a gimick, similar “virtual surround sound”. They are trying to virtually reproduce multi-channels in stereo.
        https://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/mobile/dolby-atmos.html

  • MJ

    I cant wait to be the only 5 people in the world to buy this phone. I just hope its within my budget of 20 bucks.

  • Howard Stern βœ“α΅›α΅‰Κ³αΆ¦αΆ αΆ¦α΅‰α΅ˆ

    i like it. just not the specs.

  • Knlegend1

    It’s an iGalaxy

  • Finally peed his pants! hahaha. Welcome to the party Nokia πŸ™‚

  • Suicide_Note

    Nothing to see here. Move along, folks.

    Hopefully they’ll have something good ready when they’re ready to sell in the US and the rest of the world.

  • h4rr4r

    Nokia, make a new N900.
    PLEASE!

  • JΓ©rΓ΄me Besnard

    The front looks like a Pixel with a Samsung home button and the back reminds me of the moto G3. Nothing exiting.

    • steve30x

      well what do you want? An octagon shaped phone? I’m pretty sure every phone out there resembles another phone by now.

      • JΓ©rΓ΄me Besnard

        The front of the HTC M7/M8/M9 did not look like any other phones. The back of the Pixel and the back of the moto Z do not look like any others. I’m sure they are plenty of talented designers who can make phones look different. Not at Nokia though.

        • vzwuser76

          The problem is for it to be useful, they’re all going to have a similar look. You mention the M7-M9, but all that was that set it apart design-wise was the speaker grills. And people whined about bezels, the HTC logo, etc. Regardless, the front of a phone is going to be a screen, an earpiece, FCC, prox sensors, and maybe a second speaker, home button/fingerprint scanner, and a logo. And only the speaker grills, home button/fingerprint scanner, and the logo can really be changed.

          Now the back of the phone has much more room to play with, camera and flash layout, fingerprint scanner, shape of the back (flat, sloped), and the texture/material of the rear surface.

          • JΓ©rΓ΄me Besnard

            Agreed: there is much more room on the back side to be creative. I love what motorola used to do with moto maker (my personal favorite design was the moto x 2nd gen) and I am glad HTC might take over that concept.

          • vzwuser76

            Myself I preferred the first gen Moto X design. And even though I can prove it, I swore when I looked at one in a Verizon store (authorized Verizon retailer) right after launch, that it had a rubber back, with the same diamond texture that was seen on the black back. It was far more grippy than the white back, which was very slippery. Unfortunately the one I bought a few months later wasn’t like that. It was smooth with a silk screened diamond pattern, not the textured rubber I remembered.

          • JΓ©rΓ΄me Besnard

            My wife had the white one: the white was slippery but that phone was so compact, it was easy to handle.

      • “I’m pretty sure every phone out there resembles another phone by now.”

        Hahaha…this! So true πŸ™‚

  • Rashad

    This gives me hope got what Nokia will do for the rest of the world. Just need a flagship processor and compatibility with every credit and they may have something going for themselves.

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    • michael arazan

      Hopefully they’ll still have the best camera in the game, back in 2011 they were using a 21 MP camera. People loved their phones just for the camera quality

  • TLufsey

    is it indestructible, and have all year battery life?

  • :Insert gratuitous looks like an iPhone 5 was raped by a Galaxy S6 or vice versa comment here:

    For the record I think it looks quite attractive…. Except for the icon pack

    • Murphy

      Too. Much. Blue.

      • In my head I tell myself it has one icon pack for night mode, & a separate for regular use. Those are the night mode icons