Nokia Is Back With An Android Smartphone

Once upon a time, as in the late 90’s to the early 2000’s, Nokia was the number one phone company on planet Earth. Then they had a serious turn of bad fortune. Bottoming out by being ditched by Microsoft recently. But now they’re back. At least in China with a new phone:

To little fanfare, the Finnish technology company HMD Global (HMD) 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 (1920×1080 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 manufactured by Foxconn.

Hmmm…. A smartphone not named the iPhone made by Foxconn. I wonder how Apple feels about that?

I digress.

This should be interesting to watch as they’re starting with the hyper competitive Chinese phone market. I imagine that if they get any sort of traction there, they’ll start to branch out. Then maybe we will see some sort of resurgence of the Nokia brand? Or maybe that’s wishful thinking?

We’ll have to watch and see.

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