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


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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