Nokia brand is making a comeback. After falling under Microsoft’s leadership, HMD Global got the exclusive right to use Nokia branding on smartphones and tablets till 2026. The Nokia 6 is the first phone it rolled out. This phone is a mid-range device that aims to compete against Motorola’s Moto G family. However, Nokia has lost quite a bit of ground to its rivals. Does the Nokia 6 have what it takes to invoke more than just nostalgia in prospective buyers’ minds? Let’s find out by looking at Nokia 6 price in India, launch date, specifications, and features.
Nokia 6 Price in India
The Nokia 6 is priced at Rs 14,999 in India. It will be available exclusively via Amazon India. Registrations for the sale begin on July 14.
Before you get excited about Nokia 6, let us clarify one thing. There is a more premium phone coming from HMD Global with Nokia branding. So, if you are looking for that, don’t buy this phone.
Nokia 6 India Launch Date
|Launch Date||13 June 2017|
HMD Global has unveiled its latest Android smartphones (Nokia 6, 5 and 3) to the Indian market. The three smartphones were globally unveiled at the Mobile World Conference (MWC), Barcelona in February, this year.
The Finnish company has chosen the launch date quite smartly as doing the deed any later may have backfired on Nokia. Multiple flagship devices including the new iPhone are expected to hit the Indian shore in coming months. Buyers will still be waiting but they will also have the option of going for OnePlus 3T, which may get a price cut after OnePlus 5‘s launch.
Nokia 6 Specifications
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Adreno 505 GPU|
|Internal Storage||32GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Primary (rear) Camera||16-megapixel with flash|
As a mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 6 is a well-packaged phone. But do you know its greatest party trick? It comes with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The only phone that can match it in this category is the Moto G5 Plus. We will be comparing the two phones soon, so watch out for that too.
Nokia 6 Features
- All metal construction
- Big Screen
- Stock Android OS
- Two variants
- Fingerprint scanner on front panel
- Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos
- Five color options
- Single SIM/Dual SIM variants
The Nokia 6 sports an aluminum alloy unibody design. It comes with dual speakers and smart dual amplifier chips with 6dB louder sound and Dolby Atmos. The 16-megapixel rear camera comes with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and 1.0um sensor. While the 8-megapixel front camera has a f/2.0 aperture and 1.12um sensor. Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.
HMD Global has ensured the Nokia 6 can compete in the mid-range smartphone segment. The phone is chock full of features and hence, defies its pricing. Yes, the processor is not as great as the Snapdragon 625. However, with stock Android OS onboard, the phone should be plenty fast. The new Nokia 6 should offer decent competition to the mid-range offerings from Samsung, Xiaomi, Lenovo-Moto, and HTC. We shall find out soon.