New Nokia phones are officially on their way back the US. The phone will cost $229, but only the Matte Black and Silver colors will be available at first. The Tempered Blue and Copper models will arrive later this summer. HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 6 will go on sale in the United States in “early July,” through Amazon.
New Nokia phones are officially on their way back the US.
HMD Global earlier this year announced its intentions to sell Nokia-branded phones in the US. The Nokia 6 — along with its less powerful siblings, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 — has launched in various Asian markets already.
The Nokia 6 is a potentially promising mid-range device. We’ll have to test the display and camera before making any judgments there, and the Snapdragon 430 chip isn’t as strong as the Snapdragon 625 you’d find on some other devices, which we consider the current top phone in this price range.
The Nokia 6 will initially be available in Matte Black and Silver color variants, but will also be made available in Tempered Blue and Copper colors later this Summer, as per HMD Global. While T-Mobile will be fully supporting the smartphone, AT&T will provide partial 4G LTE support as bands 29 and 30 will not be supported. Other carriers including Sprint and Verizon will not be supporting the Nokia 6 when it will be made available in the country.
HMD Global loads its Nokia phones with Android 7.0 Nougat. Aside from a custom camera app and a couple of tweaked icons, it has none of the add-ons that often take up space and drag down performance on other third-party Android devices. That means the phone should get more out of its hardware.
HMD Global is promising faster software updates than most third-party Android devices. As a result, it’ll stay on top of Google’s monthly security patches as well. Time will tell if that holds true.