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Nokia 6 smartphone with Android OS launched in China; check specifications and features

HMD Global, The Finnish Company That Owns The Rights To Use Nokia's Brand On Mobile Phones, Announced On Sunday Its First Smartphone, Targeted For Chinese Users With A Price Of 1,699 Yuan ($246).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 09 Jan 2017, 11:34:02 AM
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New Delhi:

HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia's brand on mobile phones, announced on Sunday its first smartphone, targeted for Chinese users with a price of 1,699 yuan ($246). 

As per Reuters, the launch marks the first new smartphone carrying the iconic handset name since 2014 when Nokia Oyj chose to sell its entire handset unit to Microsoft. 

The new device, Nokia 6, manufactured by Foxconn will runs on Google's Android platform.

"The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. it is a strategically important market," HMD said in a statement. 

Nokia was once the world's leading cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones, and then chose Microsoft's Windows operating system for its "Lumia" range. 

The Nokia 6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat and it sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The Nokia 6 is a dual SIM smartphone that is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

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First Published : 08 Jan 2017, 12:26:00 PM