HMD Global officially announced Android-powered Nokia 6 will start rolling out in China sometime "early in 2017". But the leaked images of a Nokia smartphone dubbed as the D1 (C) might be the news everyone is waiting for.
The Nokia 6 will come with Android Nougat, which will make it up to speed with Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7. It will be launched exclusively on China's JD.com at roughly Rs.16,750 and according to reports marks Nokia's first launch in a series of other Android models for global markets in the first half of 2017. "China exclusive". More details below.
More about Nokia 6, the device sports a metal unibody design, built with 6000 series Aluminium. The video shows a metallic design with chamfered edges.
Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution and features Dolby Atmos sound with stereo speakers, as well as LTE support. The company will pay Nokia royalties for the brand and patents, but Nokia has no direct investment in HMD. It has USB type C charger at the bottom.
The Nokia 6 also has a physical home button located below the device, plus some capacitive buttons at both sides.
The Nokia E1 specs were also leaked online after a certification in China. New news out suggests that there is another Nokia device is the works at the moment, the Nokia E1. While it may not be pushing any technological barriers, the handset comes with 64 Gb of on-board storage together with 4 Gb of RAM. The worldwide Nokia fans have to wait for a word officially about the global launch.
Nokia has yet to confirm whether other phones will come to western markets, but there are rumors the company will have between six or seven phones ready for release by the end of the year. Don't know how its trusted fans in India - where the company enjoyed a very dominant position for a long time - going to react at this.