Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Nokia "Heart" Coming Soon!!!

Nokia might launch 6 to 7 smartphones this year, from budget smartphones to high-end flagship smartphones. Nokia smartphones will be announced at MWC in February. Till then, there will me many leaks of the upcoming smartphones from Nokia.

Thanks to GFXBench, we now have details on the upcoming low-end Nokia smartphone: Nokia Heart. Nokia Heart runs on Android 7 Nougat same as Nokia 6 which is recently launched in China.

Nokia Heart and Nokia 6 both are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processors. And this is where the similarities between both the devices end. Nokia Heart has a 5.2" 720p screen whereas, Nokia 6 sports a 5.5" 1080p screen. Nokia Heart has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. As per GFXBench tests, Nokia Heart has 12 MP rear camera and 7 MP front camera.

HMD Global has planned to announce new Nokia smartphones in MWC on 26th February. Nokia Heart might be announced at MWC. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Nokia 6 Review!!

Nokia 6 is the first Android smartphone from Nokia. It sports a 5.5" Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone has a Snapdragon 430 Processor and comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. Nokia 6 has 16 MP PDAF Camera at rear and 8 MP Camera at front. Powering the phones is a 3000 mAh battery. 

Check out the small review of Nokia 6 from TeChinAction.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Nokia 6 vs Huawei Mate 9 Pro camera comparison!!

Here is the camera comparison of mid-range Nokia 6 with a flagship Mate 9 Pro smartphone from Huawei. As you can see in the camera comparison video, Nokia 6 beats Huawei's Mate 9 Pro in low light tests. The camera on Nokia 6 captures much more details then the Huawei Mate 9 Pro. Huawei Mate 9 Pro also beats Nokia 6 in some tests. But overall Nokia 6 emerges as a winner.

Check out the comparison video below:

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Nokia 6 crosses 1.1 Million Registrations just 1 day before its 1st Flash Sale!

Last week, I told you that Nokia 6 crossed 3,00,000 registrations for the Flash sale which will be held on 19th January. I just checked JD.com and the number of registrations have crossed 1.1 Million! 
Nokia 6 will go on sale on 19th January in China exclusively via JD.com. Not every registered person will be able to buy one though. The exact quantity of the phones that will be sold is unknown yet. But, what's interesting is that, 1.1 million people have showed interest in buying a Nokia phone and that is a very huge number.  This means people still have faith in Nokia brand and they are willing to buy one whenever its available.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

6 Best Features of Nokia 6!

As you all know, Nokia is back to smartphones.

The first Nokia phone has already been launched in the form of Nokia 6. Well, it isn't the flagship phone that all Nokia Fans were waiting for but it still is a good mid range device at this price point. So lets take a look at the 6 Best Features of Nokia 6:

6 Best Features of Nokia 6

1. Design

If there has been any company that makes phones with stunning design then its Nokia. People have always admired the design of Nokia phones and their built quality and durability. Remember the Nokia 3310 (The Indestructible Phone), sort of. Just search for Nokia 3310 Durability and you will find how well the Build Quality of Nokia is. And that's what gives Nokia a Legendary Status. 

Well, Nokia 3310 is a past, lets come back to Nokia 6 and check its Design and Build Quality. Nokia 6 is 154 mm in length, 75.8 mm in width and 7.85 mm thick (8.4 mm thick at raised part of camera). and weighs 169 grams. Nokia 6 has a 5.5" 1080p IPS LCD Screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The 2.5 D curved glass seamlessly meets the aluminium frame of Nokia 6 which looks visually enticing.  Metal Frame of Nokia 6 is made with 6000 series aluminium alloy.  As per Nokia, it takes 55 minutes to make a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 Series Aluminium and then 10 hours for two separate anodizing processes. Then the phones are polished for 5 minutes to get the visual and structural quality.

2. Camera

From starting the journey with Nokia 7650 which was the first mainstream phone with the digital camera on board to the Nokia Lumia 1020 which was/still considered the best in its class with its 41MP Camera with Xenon Flash. Nokia has always been the best when it comes to camera phones. Nokia 6 being a mid range device, it still has a good camera configuration. Nokia 6 has a 16 MP Rear Camera with Phase-Detection AutoFocus and Dual-Tone LED Flash. The camera has an f/2.0 aperture and the size of the sensor's pixel is 1.0um. Considering the specs, in theory the camera will perform very well in low light environments too. If you compare the camera of Nokia 6 with present flagship phones like Apple iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 which both have 12MP resolution then Nokia 6 captures images at much higher resolution then these phones.

At the front we get an 8 MP Camera with f/2.0 aperture. here the size of the sensor's pixel is a bit larger at 1.12um. The Field of View of the front camera is 84 degrees, which is wide enough and will help capture more people in the photo. Great for group selfies!

3. Stereo Speakers

One of the most exciting features of Nokia 6 is its Stereo Speakers. Nokia 6 comes with Dual Speakers one at the top of the phone and other at the bottom powered by Dolby Atmos which according to Nokia, produces 6dB louder sound output then the most smartphones available. Even flagship smartphones don't have Stereo Speakers these days. but, that's not the case with mid range Nokia 6 which stands out by offering Stereo Sound output. We get a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the top ( Yes, Nokia 6 has a headphone jack! :P ).

4. Android Nougat

Nokia 6 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Which means you can take advantage of all new features available such as instant replies to messages, running two apps side by side,bundled notifications, Data saver, setting separate wallpaper for lock screen and many more.

5. 4 GB RAM

Nokia 6 comes with 4 GB of RAM which is more than what any other smartphone at similar price point offers. In fact, Nokia 6 has as much RAM as Flagship phones like Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel XL, HTC 10. So, in terms of RAM Nokia 6 is a clear winner among the mid-range smartphones available such as Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime or the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt.

6. Storage

Nokia 6 comes with 64 GB of internal memory out of which 51 GB is available as free space which is a huge number for most users. And if you are a power user who wants more storage you can further expand the storage upto 128 GB via micro SD card. Nokia 6 provides much more memory as compared to similarly priced phones such as Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Most users will never run out of space on Nokia 6

So, these were the 6 best features of Nokia 6.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Nokia 6: Unboxing and First look.

Here is the Unboxing and First look of Nokia 6 done by techdroider. We can still hear the same Nokia Start Up tone. :) Check out Nokia 6 in its full glory in the video below.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Indestructible is back! Cracking Walnuts with Nokia 6!!!

What other phone can be indestructible other than the Legendary Nokia 3310.. Well, this is a tough question but we have the answer and that is Nokia 6. :P

Yes, Nokia 3310 will live forever :P

Check out the video below from C L Gadget and find out yourself.

26th February, 2017 - Next Nokia Announcement at MWC... Save the Date!

Everyone is Excited about Nokia's Android smartphones and the wait is almost over. Just 1 month more to go and we will see Nokia reveal their awesome Android Smartphones at Mobile World Congress on 26th Frebruary.

How many smartphones will Nokia announce at MWC? Lets wait for 26th February to find out the best that is yet to come. Save the Date!

Nokia 6 is a hit! Crosses 3,00,000 bookings in a single day.

Nokia 6 is a smashing hit in China. Reservations for Nokia 6 had begun in China on JD.com form 11th January. As of now there have been 3,00,000 reservations and still growing the the time of writing this post. Still many more connections to be made :P

Nokia 6: Hands On Video and Camera comparision with Oneplus 3T.

Here is the first hands on video of Nokia 6 and camera comparison with OnePlus 3T.

Nokia 6 hands on video

Nokia 6 Camera comparison

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Some more beautiful Photos of Nokia 6.

Here are some more beautiful photos of Nokia 6.

Nokia 6 Launch Event Photos.

Nokia 6 has been Officially launched in China today and here are some of the images from the launch event. The images were posted on their Sina Weibo account.

People having their hands on the Nokia 6 for the first time.

HMD CEO, Mr Nummela to the right. Recreating the "Connecting People" hands on the packaging.
For more images you can go to the source link below but it is in Chinese.

Nokia 6 appears on JD.com

Nokia 6 has already been listed on JD.com the exclusive sales partner of Nokia 6 in China. The listing shows the price of Yuan 1699.

This listing suggests that it will soon go on sale in China for Yuan 1699. You can check the source link below for more product images and information.

Nokia 6 Hands On images.

Check out the images of the Nokia's first Android Smartphone Nokia 6. 
As you can see the packaging has completely changed. Its not the Nokia Blue box anymore. Connecting People hands on the box. 

 The rear of the phone has 16MP PDAF Camera with Nokia Branding in the center.

We also get a secondary Noise Cancellation Microphone at top above the camera which can be seen in the image above.

At the bottom we can a see the Primary Microphone,Micro USB 2.0 port and a speaker grill.

You can see a slight camera hump from this image.

At top we get a "Headphone Jack"

You can find more images at the Weibo source link below,

Monday, 9 January 2017

Hey "Viki".. Nokia's very own Personal Assistant on its way?

According to GSM Arena, Nokia has applied for a trademark of a voice assistant with the name "Viki" in EU. The description describes Viki as "Software for the creation and monitoring of mobile and web assistants working with digital knowledge and combining all data sources into a single chat and voice-based interface."
If Viki is a personal assistant then we might see it on future Nokia phones and it will also help distinguish Nokia Android Phones from other smartphones. Viki will have to compete with the likes of Google Assistant, Cortana, Siri and Amazon Alexa.

Nokia 6 Promo Video.

Here is the promo video of Nokia 6 the first Android Smartphone of Nokia.
Feature wise this phone has 2.5 D curved glass edges which looks very nice and premium. This phone has dual speakers, fingerprint scanner. 5.5" 1080p screen with gorilla glass protection, Dolby Atmos, 16MP PDAF camera at rear with f2.0 aperture and 8MP front camera with f2.0 aperture. Snapdragon 430 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB Storage. This phone will run on Android Nougat out of the box.

Nokia 6 Official!!

Nokia Fans Rejoice. The wait has finally come to an end. HMD gave us all a big New Year surprise by launching Nokia 6. Yes you read it right Nokia 6 has been officially launched in China. First Nokia branded Android smartphone is now official.
  • Nokia 6 will be available exclusively in China through JD.com. Available in early 2017, Nokia 6 is 1699 CNY
  • New design philosophy embraces much-loved Nokia phone hallmarks of quality, superior craftsmanship and relentless focus on the consumer experience
  • Nokia 6 marks the first step for the Nokia brand into Android smartphones with more to come in H1 2017

  • Espoo, Finland – 8 January 2017: After securing the exclusive Nokia brand licensing rights in mobile phones in late 2016, HMD Global Oy (“HMD”) is proud to announce the launch of its Nokia 6 smartphone in China. The Nokia 6 marks the first step in HMD’s ambition to set a new standard in design, material quality and manufacturing innovation across every tier of its products by building on the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience. The device, which is designed explicitly with the needs of users in mind, combines quality and in-built durability to deliver a real-life premium smartphone experience at a price point for the highly aspirational Chinese consumer.
    The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 20171, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers.
    With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.
    Delivering quality to the core, the Nokia 6 display has a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The display stack is laminated together with a polarizer layer enabling excellent sunlight readability and slim form. The build is completed with the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 430 processor with X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance.
    The Nokia 6 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat and is packed with entertainment to bring to life the latest that Android has to offer. The dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity. Dolby Atmos creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around users. The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures, and an 8MP front camera. The f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI with automatic scene detection make it easy to take great shots every time.
    Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said: “Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. From the outset we have stated that we intend to move with speed to establish a position as a player in the smartphone category and create products that truly meet consumer needs. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features.
    Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market. We start today, with our premium, high quality Nokia 6; built to deliver a fantastic core user experience for Chinese consumers. We look forward to unveiling further products in the first half of this year.”
    Nestor Xu, Vice President Greater China, HMD Global said: “China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the world. It is no coincidence that we have chosen to bring our first Android device to China with a long-term partner. JD.com is known for its upwardly mobile customer base and it has for many years believed in the Nokia brand and sold millions of our products to Chinese customers. Launching our first smartphone device, in such a strategically important market, with JD.com a trusted online retailer marks a signal of intent.”
    Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said: “We have set ourselves a mission to deliver the best possible smartphone experience, with a beautiful premium design touch, to everyone, at every price point. By building on true Nokia phone hallmarks of leading design and materials, an obsessive focus on the latest technology and solving real-life issues, we believe we have a unique proposition for consumers. The Nokia 6 marks the first step on our journey, with more to come in 2017.”
    Shengli Hu, President of 3C Business Unit, JD.com, said: “The Nokia 6 marks a new milestone for the iconic brand, and JD.com is proud to work with HMD on this exclusive launch in China. Our 200 million active consumers come to JD.com to shop for guaranteed high-quality products from the world’s leading brands, and we are proud to provide a trusted outlet for them to reconnect with Nokia phones.”
    Nokia 6 will debut exclusively through JD.com in early 2017 in China. Competitively priced for the aspirational smartphone user, the Nokia 6 is 1699 CNY at JD.com.