Nokia 6 news: First Android-based Nokia phone to only be made available in China

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It was only last year that HMD Global was able to purchase the Nokia brand, and this week, HMD Global has unveiled their newest phone, the Nokia 6. Although it has been announced that there are no plans to release the device outside of China, it hasn't stopped Nokia-nostalgic users to be interested in the device.

It was only a few days ago that pre-registration for the Nokia 6 was listed on JD.com, one of the biggest online retailers in China and Nokia's exclusive sales partner in the same country.

It is interesting to note that reservations for the Nokia 6 are not open 24/7, especially since it is done online. Even with the limited time allotted to register, JD.com was able to get more than 250,000 thousand registrations in the few hours it was open. The registrations are not automatically a sale, however, as those who have signed up for the device are only required to give a down payment of CNY 66 or around $9.

What has users very much interested in the Nokia 6 is that it is the first Nokia smartphone that will be running with the Android OS.

The Nokia 6 is said to have an aluminum unibody, with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, with an X6 LTE modem, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB internal storage. Other features of the phone include a 16 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing camera, as well as dual speakers. It will ship with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the box. The best part is that the Nokia 6 is said to only cost $250.

There are also reports claiming that HMD Global is planning on announcing other smartphone models in the coming Mobile World Congress, which is scheduled to take place next month in Barcelona. Hopefully, those smartphones will also be released outside of China.