Nokia faced a drastic downfall after it shifted to Microsoft and launched the LUMIA series. While the smartphone giants were battling between two major operating software Android and iOS, Nokia decided to go for Windows. That resulted in a considerable blow to the sales. However, Nokia has entered back in the smartphone competition with its very first Android phone, Nokia 6.
Nokia launched its first Android phone in early January 2017 to test the developing market of China. Unlike China, Europe and USA markets are tough as they are developed economies. So far, Nokia 6 has shown an amazing response. The new Android smartphone by Nokia sold out immediately after its launch. However, Nokia plans to launch the smartphone in rest of the world at a later stage. Yet, the brand has just announced February 26 th as a date to be looking forward to in this regard.
Nokia’s entry into the Android world is surely going to make a considerate impact in the overall market. The smartphone is heavily featured and loaded with high-end specifications.
The design of Nokia 6 is pretty elegant. The entire body is sculpted out from a single aluminum piece. The size measurements of this elegant Android smartphone by Nokia are 154.00 (height) x 75.80 (width) x 7.85 (thickness). The phone weighs a nominal 167.00 grams.
Nokia 6 has a 5.50 inch HD touchscreen display. The resolution of its display is a strong 1080 by 1920 pixels with a 403 PPI depth. This is by far the best and largest display on any Nokia smartphone.
- Operating Software
Nokia 6 had to make a banging comeback into the smartphone market which is why the company made sure to load the smartphone with all the latest features. The phone runs on the latest Android 7.0 operating software giving it an edge over most smartphones launched by other brands in the last year. Android 7.0 makes it faster and smoother than the rest. This upgraded software with the latest high-end hardware is definitely going to make a difference.
When it comes to power, smartphones cannot bear to have low-end chip-sets or light processors. Nokia kept this in mind while designing the Nokia 6 smartphone and loaded it with a 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.
In the past few years, it has been observed that high-resolution cameras are an essential demand by the smartphone users. A smartphone with all good features lacking quality camera would not be that successful. This is why Nokia 6 has an amazing 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and a 16-megapixel rear camera (primary). This is surely tough to compete with.
Nokia has done pretty well with the features of its very first Android smartphone. With 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and expansion capacity up to 128GB, the Nokia 6 smartphone is surely going to be a prominent competitor in the smartphone world.
Wide connectivity options are a must for any smartphone to be successful. Nokia 6 is a dual SIM smartphone that supports GSM and CDMA on both slots. Further connectivity options of Nokia 6 include 3G, 4G, FM Radio, USB OTG, Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
Smartphones have loads of features and tech that require a strong battery backup to last longer. Nokia gave its new Android smartphone a strong and long lasting 3000mAh battery which is non-removable like most other high-end latest smartphones.
- Other Features
Salient other features of Nokia 6 Android smartphone comprise of Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Compass Magnetometer.
For now, HMD has only launched Nokia 6 in China. It is available at a mid-ranged price of 1699 Yuan (Chinese currency) which is equal to about $245.
HMD is looking forward towards claiming back a considerable amount of market with this mid-ranged Android smartphone. However, there is something of unique nature involved here. Though the Nokia 6 smartphone runs on Google’s seventh major operating software Nougat or Android 7.0, it will, however, fail to run Google services such as Google Account, Google Maps or Google Play Store. These features don’t work on smartphones in China. But the rest of the world is definitely going to enjoy a fully functioning Android 7.0 smartphone.
Access to Third-Party Apps
What Nokia has previously lacked in its handsets was accessibility to third-party apps. Even when the brand launched smartphones with Windows OS, they still had poor access to third party apps. Now that Nokia has stepped into the world of Android smartphones with Nokia 6, there's going to be a whole new experience for Nokia lovers. With the access to the huge range of third-party Android apps and Nokia experience, this smartphone is surely going to make a strong impact in the market.
Everything said; it is essential to note that HMD would be facing another challenge while trying to reclaim Nokia’s market reputation. Along with Nokia, BlackBerry also lost a huge chunk of its market when Apple introduced the iPhone. And Nokia isn’t the only one rising again. BlackBerry announced its comeback with the BlackBerry Mercury smartphone.
HMD is trying it’s best to reclaim the huge market demand for Nokia handsets dating back when Nokia launched the N-series. Though N-series was a major success for Nokia, the brand soon went down with the LUMIA series manufactured by Microsoft. Hopes are high that Nokia is going to get back in the game soon enough. For now, all we can do is wait till 26 th February 2017 to see what Nokia reveals at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) up ahead.