Nokia 6 lands in the United States in July for $229

The aluminum-made phone from HMD Global, the mobile brand’s new leader, says you’re just a few weeks away from being able to buy the Nokia 6 in the United States.

The Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, a 3000mAh battery, a micro-USB port, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Multiple phones from the revamped Nokia brand were announced at MWC 2017, and this one will be the first to enter the United States.

HMD Global will release the Nokia 6 in the United States next month, and the price might be good enough to give Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus fierce competition in the mid-range segment. It’ll cost just $229 without a contract or payment plan necessary. Rather than going against Samsung and LG, the company wants its Nokia phones to stay unlocked and on the affordable side.

The Matte Black and Silver color options will be made available first. Later this summer, the Nokia 6 will also be offered in Tempered Blue and Copper. All color options ship with the same specifications and for same price.

Almost everything about the phone is attractive. Network compatibility, however, is a bit frightening. It won’t work on Verizon or Sprint’s networks. AT&T’s, too, will have limited compatibility. The only network happily welcoming full compatibility for the Nokia 6 is T-Mobile’s. Apparently the phone is missing support for bands 29 and 30, which AT&T utilizes for its customers.

There isn’t a specific release date for the Nokia 6, but we do know Amazon is working with HMD Global to sell the device.

Source: HMD Global


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