Nokia launches its first Android smartphone

Nokia launches its first Android smartphone

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It’s the day we’ve been waiting for! The company who snapped up the rights to the Nokia branding have launched its first Android smartphone.

The device is called the Nokia 6 and will be exclusively offered on China’s JD.com for ¥1,699 ($245).

The device offers a 5.5-inch full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass facia, a Snapdragon 430 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD slot, dual-SIM, and a 16MP rear-facing camera.

It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.

The Nokia 6 also includes Bluetooth 4.1, a 3000mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor. The device will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia branding, is said to launch six phones this year, with more details set for release at Mobile World Congress.