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Nokia Finally Returns To The Smartphone Market (In China) (mashable.com) 23

An anonymous reader quotes Mashable: To little fanfare, the Finnish technology company HMD Global Sunday unveiled the Nokia 6, a mid-range Android smartphone for the Chinese market. HMD owns the rights to use Nokia's brand on mobile phones. The Nokia 6, which runs the newest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android Nougat, sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080 pixels) display. With metal on the sides and a rounded rectangular fingerprint scanner housed on the front, the Nokia 6 seems reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

The new Nokia smartphone is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and will compete with the likes of Samsung's Galaxy A series models and other mid-end smartphones... The smartphone is priced at 1,699 Chinese Yuan (roughly $250).

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Nokia Finally Returns To The Smartphone Market (In China)

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  • by SeaFox ( 739806 ) on Sunday January 08, 2017 @02:42PM (#53629359)

    With metal on the sides and a rounded rectangular fingerprint scanner housed on the front, the Nokia 6 seems reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

    Sounds like half the smartphones that have ever been made.

  • Nokia (Score:4, Interesting)

    by JustAnotherOldGuy ( 4145623 ) on Sunday January 08, 2017 @02:54PM (#53629411)

    I've always liked Nokia phones and I'm looking forward to see what they come up with over the next few months. I'd bet the new Nokias will be pretty attractive in terms of price and features/performance.

    And needless to say, they'll probably be rugged as hell *AND* come with a headphone jack. I'm hoping to see a waterproof model.

    • Hopefully although it's not Nokia making them this time so it might just be another flimsy disposable phone like the rest.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Nice try Nokia CEO. We all know this is your alt account.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      No no... HMD Global licensed the Nokia name for their cell phones. The logo (and some royalty payments) are the only tie this phone has to the vaunted Nokia handsets of yore. It's a similar concept to how Alcatel-Lucent cell phones are actually made by TCL (the same company that makes the cheap-shit TV's you see at warehouse clubs). I'd expect these new phones to be just as much cheap-shit garbage as all the other crap wearing Western brand-names that have been licensed to Chinese manufacturers (cough, Pola

    • by Anonymous Coward

      These are not really Nokia phones. They are designed, manufactured and sold by Foxconn. The only Nokia part is the name, which Nokia rents our to Foxconn. No Nokia engineers are involved in making these phones. You'll be buying just another Asian phone, and paying a bit extra for the Nokia name sticker.

  • by kevmeister ( 979231 ) on Sunday January 08, 2017 @05:18PM (#53630067) Homepage

    I hate really stupid terms and mid-end is really stupid.

    You have an array of products and the most expensive and least expensive are hi-end and low end. All the rest are not "end"s. Mid-class or mid-line would work, but let's not start using such an oxymoronic term as "mid-end".

  • The specifications look pretty good...

    http://gadgets.ndtv.com/nokia-... [ndtv.com]

    However, not really anything that will differentiate it substantially to make it the next big thing. I think the primary cause of the failure of Windows Phone was the fact that Nokia simply didn't produce hardware as sexy as Apple's or Samsung's, in fact I would describe the first Nokia Windows phones in comparison to the iPhone or Samsung offerings at the time as bricks.

  • As long as this keeps them in the market of making great dumbphones, I am happy. I prefer to have a good phone with fantastic battery life in my pocket and a tablet in my bag. I used to use a smartphone but if kept letting me down when I really needed it. One time, after a long trip, I arrived in Pakse, in southern Laos, no one spoke English, my phone battery was flat, I could not remember the name of my hotel (it was on my phone) and I could not phone anyone to find out where to go... I decided to give up

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