The best of the new trio of Nokia phones that were unveiled at the MWC event early this year is finally set to land Stateside this July. The phone will be an Amazon exclusive and has a decent price tag of $229, which matches well with its modest specs.
Among the key specifications of the new Nokia 6 include its Snapdragon 430 heart mated to a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. The latter again is expandable to 128 GB via microSD cards. The front is dominated by a 5.5-inch full HD display while power comes from a 3,000 mAh battery.
The Nokia 6 also boasts of a 16 megapixel rear cam while the front benefits from an 8-megapixel shooter. Another unique aspect of the new Nokia 6 is its manufacturing process, it being crafted out of a single 6000-series aluminum block. This again imparts the phone with unmatched levels of strength and rigidity that puts it in the same league as devices much higher in the price range.
Looks wise, there is nothing spectacular save for its exemplary build quality. Interestingly, the rear camera setup with the vertical placement of the lens and LED flash harks back to the days of Nokia Lumia branded handsets though several others have adopted the same design scheme since then.
Running the entire show will be Android Nougat, which again has been kept to near stock levels with no bloatware to mar the pure Android experience. Even the customary user interface too is missing, which is projected as a hallmark of the different manufacturers is missing, which is really a nice thing.
HMD Global, which has the exclusive rights to market Nokia branded phones also stated the handset will only be compliant with T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network. The Finnish manufacturer further stated the phone will work to some extent on AT&T while the CDMA networks of Verizon and Sprint will be a complete miss-match.
This no doubt makes for a weird set-up, something that will adversely affect its marketing potential. The Nokia 6 otherwise has a solid build, sports decent specs and has an affordable price tag. Pity, it will only comply with a single telecom channel, which instantly puts the device out of contention of the other network subscribers.
As for the choice of colors, the Nokia 6 right now can be availed of in only black and silver though there will be two more colors – blue and copper – that would be introduced later on.
HMD Global had announced the Nokia 3, 5 and Nokia 6 handsets during the Mobile World Congress in February this year. The Finnish company, however, remained non-committal to whether the Nokia 3 and 5 phones will also be landing in the US anytime soon.