The Nokia Comeback! Almost…
HMD Global, the company tasked to take charge of the Nokia brand, has just officially announced one (of a rumored 7 releases) of smartphones for its 2017 comeback – the Nokia 6. Perhaps the naming convention counts down to Nokia 1? We’ll see.
This ‘teaser’ of sorts shows of specifications for a decent mid-ranger with the reasonable price tag to boot.
None of the things listed are groundbreaking, by any means, but It’s a start, specially for a returning brand. Notable features include a 5.5inch FullHD or 1080p screen with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass, 3000 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0, and a Dolby Atmos speaker/audio jack for playback.
Processing capabilities will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal memory. The main camera will be coming in at 16MP set at f2.0 aperture. Meanwhile, your selfies will save at the quality of 8MP also with the same opening.
Security will come with the fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button, located at the chin, in the middle of the capacitive navigation keys. If any experience from Android phones are any indication, the Nokia 6 should be able to go toe to toe with the Asus Zenfone 3 5.2 and the Huawei P9 Lite.
There’s still no official word as to when the much anticipated re-rebranded Nokia will be available anywhere else in the world. After much research, all we can come up with is that it is set to be released early 2017 – almost exclusively, at first, in China, for some reason.
It is estimated to be retailing in Philippine shores at about PHP 13,000. We are not currently aware of any local logistics or retailers looking into signing exclusive rights to sell Nokia in the Philippines, if at all, as of press time.
Until such time that we officially get our hands on any 2017 edition of a Nokia phone, we’re keeping our hopes up that this re-re-comeback catches on. We missed you, Nokia.