Initially announced for the Chinese market only, a particular Android smartphone equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor is now available for purchase in Malaysia unofficially. Of course, it’s none other than HMD Global’s first-ever Android smartphone to bear a very iconic brand name: the Nokia 6.
The Nokia 6 essentially marks Nokia’s return to the mobile space, although the device is manufactured by HMD Global instead of Nokia itself – the former is the license holder for Nokia’s brand of smartphones. Regardless, the Nokia 6 retails at 1,699 Chinese yuan in China, which comes up to about RM1,100.
For us here in Malaysia, the Nokia 6 can now be pre-ordered for RM1,899 from SatuGadget, a local distributor. Naturally, this isn’t an official set, so any warranty claim has to be done through SatuGadget – this is common with devices that are brought into Malaysia via parallel importers.
For that kind of money, the Nokia 6 offers a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 3,000mAh battery, as well as 16MP rear and 8MP front-facing cameras. Also, the Nokia 6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
It goes without saying that there are many other smartphones which offer better value for money than the Nokia 6, but it may just appeal to those who have a soft spot for Nokia. If you’re keen to place your pre-order for the device, you can do so here; it’s said to be shipping on 14 February 2017.
(Source: Facebook (SatuGadget))