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HMD Global Launches First Nokia Smartphone

by on January 10, 2017
 

The first Nokia Android Smartphone finally got official, HMD Global launches first Nokia Smartphone. HMD Global that owns the rights to use Nokia’s brand on the mobile phones, announced its first Smartphone on Sunday, targeted for the Chinese users with the price rate of 1,699 Yuan ($246). The first new Android Smartphone carrying the iconic handset name since 2014 when Oyj decide to sell its entire handset unit to the Microsoft. This new Android device, Nokia6 runs on Google’s android platform and is made by the Faxconn. HMD said that it will be sold totally in China through the online retailer JD.com.

Nokia was once the world’s number one or the world’s dominant cellphone maker but they missed the shift to Smartphones, and then Nokia chose Microsoft’s Windows operating systems for its handset “Lumia” range. Their deal after 2014, Microsoft continued selling low price basic phones under the name of Nokia and Lumia Smartphones under its own name, in the last year, it mostly abandoned both businesses.

In December HMD took over the Nokia feature cellphones business and struck a deal of license that gave it sole use of the brand of Nokia on all phones and also tablets for the next decade. This will pay Nokia royalties for the brand and patents, however Nokia has no direct investment in HMD global. Nokia Oyj is at this time focused on telecom network equipment business and also technology patents.

The decision by the HMD to introduce its first Android Smartphone that is First Nokia Smartphone into China is a reflection of the aim to reach the real world needs of the consumers in multiple markets around the world.

Here are the few of specs of the First Nokia Smartphone or new Android Nokia 6,

  • It has LTE Smartphone that runs Nougat
  • Nokia 6, 5-inch HD screen
  • In Nokia 6,16 MP rear and 8MB front Cameras
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor
  • And 4GB of Ram and 64 GB of the storage

Arto Nummela the CEO of HMD, who was once responsible for the Nokia’s sales and also its product development, said Reuters last month that HMD Global aims to be one of the key competitive players in the business of Smartphones where it faces tough competition from the companies of Samsung, Apple and dozens of other players. HMD Global launched some very new Nokia basic cellphones last month. They said on Sunday, they were looking to launch more new and latest products in the first half of the year.