Nokia 6, the mid-range smartphone from HMD Global, will go on sale on Amazon India on August 30 at 12 PM. The company says Nokia 6 was sold out in less than one minute on Amazon during its previous sale on August 23. Nokia received over 1 million registrations for the Nokia 6 smartphone on Amazon ahead of the first sale.
Nokia 6 is an online exclusive smartphone, unlike the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 which were limited to the offline retail in India. The sales on August 30 are open and users can register for this on the website. The price of the Nokia 6 smartphone is Rs 14,999 in India.
HMD Global has also just announced the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone, though that will likely be priced at Rs 45,000 and above, and will come to the Indian market by early October. In terms of specifications, Nokia 6 has a metal unibody design, and unlike the other smartphones on the market, will remind people of the older Lumia designs. Nokia 6 has been made from a single block of aluminium, says the company.
The display is 5.5-inch Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), while it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, which is expandable to to 128GB via a microSD card slot. Nokia 6 also has 64GB storage variant in Arte Black, but that is not coming to India.
Nokia 6 has a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 8MP selfie camera and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone runs pure Android Nougat 7.1 with the company already promising an Android Oreo update. It also has dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos technology for a better sound experience.
Given the pricing and the specifications, Nokia 6 will compete with the other mid-range options in the market like Redmi Note 4, Lenovo K6 Note, the newly announced Coolpad Cool Play 6 and the Micromax Canvas Infinity. While Redmi Note 4 has proved to be a steady performer, Lenovo K6 Note stands out for the dual-rear cameras, it offers at the affordable price of Rs 14,999. Coolpad Cool Play 6 also has a similar proposition, though it is yet to go on sale. Canvas Infinity has a display with 18:9 aspect ratio.