Earlier this year, HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets, announced its first Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 6, since its ‘resurrection’, but unfortunately, to the dismay of the international community, it was then said that it will only be sold in China. However, it looks like the company has a change of heart because official words have been released, saying that Nokia 6 is headed to U.S. shores and it will be available starting July 2017 through Amazon, priced at $229. This should come as good news as those who are dying to get their hands on it will not have to turn to unauthorised seller who don’t offer any warranty.
BUT… good news is only for residents of United States at the moment. There are still no words if Nokia 6 will reach out to other parts of the world. Anywho, in case you missed it, here’s a refresher on what the Nokia 6 has to offer: it is powered by Android, obviously, with clockwork provided by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform, backed by 3 GB LPPDDR3 RAM and 32GB onboard storage. It has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD, FHD, no less, that touts sunlight readability while being protected by a sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass.
Other details include dual SIM support, GSM/WCDMA and LTE radios (Cat. 4 only, though), support expandable storage up to 128 GB via microSD card slot, 16MP phase detection autofocus f2.0 main shooter with dual-tone flash to boot, a 8MP autofocus f2.0 84-degree FoV front-facing camera, a 3,000 mAh rechargeable battery, dual speakers setup with Smart Amplifier and Dolby Atmos, and last but not the least, the usual suspects of connectivity and sensors, including the likes of e-compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, NFC, wireless 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+ (yes, even this!), GPS, aGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and FM/RDS.
And now, for the even more crucial details: it does not support Sprint and Verizon Wireless. AT&T and T-Mobile works fine, but do note that 4G LTE is only partially support on AT&T only. Don’t me ask why and also don’t ask me how ‘partial’ works because we are absolutely clueless here too.
Images: Nokia/HMD Global.