Nokia has announced an event to be held on February 26 where it is expected to shed light on its return to the moble phone market with its first Android based phone. Dubbed the Nokia 6, the once popular cell phone maker is set to announce news about this smartphone. Rumors in the marketplace have this new release to include Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The Finnish company HMD Global has been tapped to produce phones under the Nokia brand name and is expected to release even more devices at the event. The announcement coincides with the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona set for the same time.
HMD Global announced in an January 8th press release the first smartphone, the Nokia 6 in China. The offering is said to be in China to meet the demands of consumers. According to the press release, there are over 550 million mobile phone users in China which is expected to increase to almost 600 million by the end of 2017. The new Nokia 6 will be packed with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat along with entertainment offerings included. Also part of the new phone will be a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera which will produce sharp detailed pictures. The front camera will be equipped with eight megapixel quality.
Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said in the press release: “Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. From the outset we have stated that we intend to move with speed to establish a position as a player in the smartphone category and create products that truly meet consumer needs. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features.”
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