Nokia 6 launching in the U.S. in early July, pricing set at $229

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Nokia smartphone on U.S. shores, but that’s going to change next month.

HMD Global has revealed that the Nokia 6 will launch in the U.S. in early July 2017. HMD manufactures the Nokia 6 and has licensed the Nokia name to put on the device. The Nokia 6 will be sold on Amazon for $229.

The Nokia 6 will launch in Matte Black and Silver color options, with Tempered Blue and Copper coming later this summer.

When it comes to specs, the Nokia 6 is running Android Nougat on a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. There’s an 8-megapixel front camera above that display, and around back lives a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and a dual tone flash.

Other features crammed into the Nokia 6’s unibody aluminum frame include a Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, dual SIM slots, dual speakers, and a fingerprint reader. There’s also a 3,000mAh battery that charges over microUSB.

The Nokia 6 includes GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA bands 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8, and support for LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 17, 28, and 38. HMD says that T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier that is fully supported by the Nokia 6, with partial support for AT&T due to a lack of LTE bands 29 and 30, while there is no support for Sprint and Verizon.

Also of note is that I asked HMD if the Nokia 6 has been certified for T-Mobile US features like VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. The company responded by saying, “We are able to confirm that the Nokia 6 does support VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling.”

While the Nokia 6 is a mid-range device when it comes to specs, the aluminum unibody design should help to give it a more premium feel. The $229 price tag also helps to make this Nokia 6 a more enticing option. Now we just have to wait to find out the exact date that the Nokia 6 will arrive in the U.S. Stay tuned.

Source: HMD Global

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  • Hurlamania

    awesome

  • Horrible! All of these darn Android devices. With thew same GD OS functionality…Blackberry crossed over, Nokia Crossed over. There’s only 1 Apple iOS device. Think about that!
    No one has the brain matter to develop their own OS and compete!

    • besweeet

      Good luck trying to come up with something better that the big two aren’t already handling.

      • Doesn’t necessarily have to be better. maybe a different take? Oh, I forgot, Blackberry tried it and failed! Point made!
        Of course Windows OS was around way before iOS and was garbage then.

        • besweeet

          Even the latest go at Windows on phones doesn’t offer anything compelling. Others include Firefox OS, Tizen, webOS, etc.

        • John Doe

          In order for you to have a successful OS, you need popular/good apps. Google succeeded because they threw money at developers early on and made the OS super easy to develop for by using Linux and Java. Apple, obviously created a very successful hardware called the iPhone (keep in mind everyone thought the iPhone would fail but it became successful and developers flocked to it also steve job got some popular developers to exclusively develop for the iPhone)

          Which company today has the same influence as apple or the developer following of Google? Microsoft? they tried it and failed (too many restrictions on the OS and made it hard to code for it) Blackberry? See Microsoft. Nokia? They do not have the influence or money for that. Samsung? Absolutely if they throw enough money at it they can just like they did with hardware but they wouldn’t want to piss Google off right now and vice versa. LG? Their mobile unit is not very successful so I doubt they would want to invest money in a new OS.

          A new OS would have to start small and be crowdsourced/open from a small new company that can differentiate itself from iOS and Android and have a hardcore, loyal following. Could happen but I doubt it.

          There will definitely be a new AI powered OS (That is the future) but I think Google is already secretly working on that.

    • It must be embarassing having the brain matter, but not even trying Big Myke

    • ummmm you must be forgot there was like 7 OS and Andriod and IOS killed them all. Danger/Sidekick OS, Blackberry OS, Symbian OS (killed itself but died off more) Window OS. Web OS

  • Acdc1a

    Mine, day 1.

  • Mike-Mike

    if this had wireless charging i’d pick it up

  • IThoughtAsAChild

    Yaaay

  • Jamie S

    I wonder if they take my old Cingular clamshell Nok in trade!

  • Back up phone definitely !! feel like i waited for this all my life !!!

    • Acdc1a

      430 benchmarks pretty well. I’m going to use it as my daily driver at least for a while.

  • Though the processor under hood could be better but the brand Nokia has a lot of value. People already have trust on the brand and so they will surely buy this phone.

  • Mike Toreno

    I guess whether a phone supports wifi calling and VoLTE is kind of irrelevant now, just use DIGITS. Every phone that’s up-to-date enough to run the DIGITS app can be used for calling or SMS over Internet