Nokia 6 goes official

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The Nokia name is back with the new Nokia 6, built by HMD Global. The phone will be available in early 2017 but apparently only in China. 

The Nokia 6 will be available exclusively through JD.com in China. No word on global availability yet. The price is around $245 or 233€ (1699 CNY).

The Nokia 6 features an all aluminium unibody design, 2.5D Gorilla Glass and a 5.5″ Full HD IPS display. Powering the pixels, the Nokia 6 has a Snapdragon 430 with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 3000mAh battery. The Android Nougat operating system seems to have a skin on top of it.

Cameras are 16 and 8 megapixels, the main one featuring F/2.0 aperture and phase detection auto focus. The Nokia 6 also has Dolby Atmos support and dual amplifiers. The home button also acts as a fingerprint scanner.

Source: HMD Global, Nokia 6 product page

Nokia C1 Live Photos

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Last week we had some fan made renders of the upcoming Nokia C1 but now we have live photos confirming the design. 

The photos are posted to a Chinese website called CNMO. The photos confirm the design and the fact that Nokia is going to add a light skin on top of Android. The settings menu does not look completely stock Android design. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The original post also suggests that the phone is not going to pack the 720p display but a 1080p Full HD one. The display size stays the same at 5.5″.

Nokia sold their phone and smartphone brand to Microsoft in 2013. They can return to smartphone markets in the second half of 2016. The phones will be manufactured in China by Foxconn.

Source: CNMO (Chinese)

Nokia Android Phone Leaks

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Nokia has previously confirmed that they are returning to the smartphone market and now we’ve got the first leaks of the Nokia Android phone. 

The leaked pictures reveal minimalistic design and very thin body. The phone looks a lot like an iPhone except the camera placement as the shooter is in the center line of the back of the phone instead of being more in the corner like on an iPhone. The renders don’t reveal any SIM-tray so the back of the device might pop off like in some Lumia phones.

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Sadly the specifications are not that great. Nokia is obviously counting on software as the C1 is going to have a 5″ 720p display, Intel CPU, 2GB of RAM and cameras of 8 and 5 megapixels. As said, the Nokia C1 will run Android. The Nokia N1 tablet did run a slightly skinned version of AOSP so the C1 might do the same and miss out on the Google Play Store and other Google services.

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The Nokia brand was sold to Microsoft in 2013 and the Finnish company can’t return to the smartphone market before the second half of 2016.

Source: Weibo

Via: Android Authority