Nokia launches new smartphone… but only in China

A bit of a step up from the old 3310, mobile company Nokia has finally revealed its new, first-ever own-brand smartphone - but it’ll only be for sale in China.

The Nokia 6 is the first smartphone the firm has created on its own, and the first to hold the brand's name in three years after it stopped being a part of Lumia-brand Windows Phones. And technically, it's HMD Global who are doing the actual manufacturing.

Sadly, though, we won't get a taste of it in the UK - Nokia says it's only releasing the 6 in China. However, it does promise to release a few more Nokia handsets in the next few months, some of which may well hit our shores.

Meanwhile, the Nokia 6 is a rather fancy-looking smartphone. It's got a stylish body made froma single block of aluminium, and a Samsung-style home button on the front. There's also a Full HD (1080p) display - quite large at 5.5 inches.

Inside, specs are decent: Snapdragon 430 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. A 16MP rear camera and 8MP selfie snapper complete its features.

The tech it's rocking isn't exactly groundbreaking - they're fairly standard specs for a decent smartphone these days, with nothing that really blows us away. But the fact that Nokia have managed to pack it all in to a 1,699 yuan phone - about £200 - is impressive, especially as it's also got the latest version of Android (7.0 Nougat).

So while we're not overly impressed with the Nokia 6 - and we can't buy it anyway - it does bode well for whatever else Nokia might have in store for the smartphone world this year. Keep your eyes peeled, we say.

Source: Pocket-lint | GSMArena

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