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Nokia 6 gets close to 1 million registrationsHMD Global

Finnish company's come-back smartphone Nokia 6 has received tremendous response from the public in China. Nokia 6's pre-sale registration started last week on January 11 and on the very first day, more than 250,000 buyers registered for the January 19 sale.

As per the latest report, more than 945,000 have shown interest in buying the phone on Nokia's official e-seller site, and since two more days are left before the official sale, the Nokia 6 registration is expected to breach the 1 million mark quite easily, Nokia Power User predicts.

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What's so special about Nokia 6?

Though Nokia 6 is a mid-range phone, the device's simplistic design language and premium build quality has caught the fancy of not just Nokia enthusiasts, but also the new generation of consumers.

Nokia 6 series flaunts premium metal-clad chauffeured frame around the edge. Even the power button and the volume rockers on the right side are made of the same high grade material.

At the bottom, it houses powerful two-grille speakers to the right, Type C USB port at the center and a mic to the left. On the top, it features a lone 3.5mm audio jack.

On the back, Nokia 6 seem to have sturdy cover with matte finish and the company's brand is engraved vertically, just below the camera module (with LED flash) design in the shape of capsule, which protrudes a bit.

Nokia 6 registrations to break 1 million mark before sale
Nokia 6 registrations to break 1 million mark before saleNokia Power User (NPU) via screen-shot

On the front side, the new phone features Nokia branding on the top right corner and camera to its left. In the center, it house single-grille call speaker. The dual amplifiers is said to deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and with Dolby Atmos audio system, listening to music on Nokia 6 will be enriching for sure.

Word on the street is that HMD Global Oy, the official licence holder of Nokia brand, might announce the international variant of Nokia 6 along with flagship phone (aka Nokia 8) on February 26, one day ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, Barcelona (February 27-March 2).

Read more: HMD Global teaser hints at new Android phone launch next month

Watch this space for latest news on Nokia products and MWC 2017.

Key specifications of Nokia 6:

Model Nokia 6
Display 5.5-inch full HD screen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass shield
  • Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Processor 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8937) 430 octa-core (Cortex-A53 x 8)
GPU Adreno 505
Storage 64GB, up to 256GB
  • Main: 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), dual-LED flash, 1.0µm pixel size, HDR, face recognition, full HD video recording
  • Front: 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and full HD video recording
Battery 3,000mAh;
  • Standby mode: up to 768 hours
  • Talk time: close to 18 hours
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos sound system, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Type C USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, A-GPS
Dimensions 154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight 169g
Price (in China) ¥1699 (approx. $246/€233/Rs. 16,739) via JD Mall