Nokia 6: the cheaper Nexus/Pixel for just $229

Nokia 6 smartphone launches on July 10 with 5.5-inch LCD, Snapdragon 430, costs $ 229.

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If you're feeling a bit nostalgic and don't have much to spend on a new smartphone, HMD Global has announced they're launching the Nokia 6 smartphone in the US in the next few days.

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The new Nokia 6 will be available in two colors, and exclusive to Amazon for the time being, with two more colors and an extended range of places to buy the Nokia 6 in the coming weeks. The US version of the Nokia 6 is a lesser-specced handset than what is available in China, with less RAM and NAND flash storage. But I'm also sure you've been wondering who the hell HMD Global is, and why they're selling Nokia smartphones in the US.

HMD and FIH Mobile (which happens to be a subsidiary of Foxconn) have worked together on designing the Nokia 6 smartphone, along with Nokia itself providing some tips. For now, all Nokia smartphones run a stock version of Android 7.1 with all of the upgrades, and no bloat on top.

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Inside, the US version of the Nokia 6 will roll with an 8-core CPU in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, alongside 3GB RAM (4GB in the US/global versions), 32GB of on-board storage expandable through microSD , and a 5.5-inch 1080p display backed by 2.5D Gorilla Glass. There's 4G on the Nokia 6, capable of delivering 150/75Mbps depending on your carrier. Audio wise we have a 3.5mm jack and Dolby Atmos support, while there's a 16-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture on the back with a dual LED flash, backed by an 8-megapixel snapper on the front.


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