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The Nokia 6 has good specs and a gorgeous design at a brilliant price. Find out more in our Nokia 6 review from MWC 2017
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Ashleigh Macro | 78 mins ago
229 Euros
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Nokia is back, and with it comes four new phones that look set to disrupt the market. At MWC 2017, the brand, which is now part of Finnish company HMD global, unveiled three new Android smartphones and a reboot of its classic Nokia 3310 complete with the iconic Snake game and its familiar ringtone. We spent some time with the Nokia 6, the most premium of the four new launches, to bring you a hands-on review. You can also check out our hands-on review of the Nokia 3310 here.
The Nokia 6 isn’t completely brand new to MWC 2017. It was launched exclusively in China in January, and according to Nokia it sold out in 23 seconds with more than one million pre-registrations. Thanks to that huge success, Nokia has decided to bring the Android smartphone to the rest of the world in the second quarter of the year, positioned at the top of its new range alongside the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. Whether it will be successful in the UK and other markets is yet to be seen, but we anticipate that the much-loved brand name will attract many.
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There’s no official launch date for the Nokia 6 in the UK or elsewhere aside from that vague Q2 prediction, but we do know that the Nokia 6 will start at 229 Euros for the model with 32GB internal storage, with a price tag of 299 Euros for the Nokia Arte Special Edition which is available in Piano Black. That’s likely to work out at around £200 and £250 respectively, so very reasonable prices considering that the Nokia 6 is currently the most premium in the brand’s range. It’s possible we’ll see a flagship at a higher price point from the company later in the year though.
The Nokia 6 sports a 5.5in Full HD Gorilla Glass screen housed within a body that’s made with a single block of 6000 series aluminium for a seamless unibody design that comes in Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue or Copper (which we’d argue is more of a pink). It’s also available in a shiny Piano Black if you’re willing to cough up the extra cash for the Arte Black Limited Edition, which also has extra storage space (we’ll talk more about that later). The Arte seems to take some design inspiration from Apple’s Jet Black iPhone 7, and like Apple’s offering picks up fingerprints within seconds so if that’s the sort of thing that you’re bothered by we’d recommend opting for another of the Nokia 6 options.

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