11 January 2017

NEWS: Nokia is back! Sorta

Erm... keys?

Nokia will always have a special place in our hearts. Each and every one of us had a Nokia 3210 as our first ever mobile phone, while a few even stayed loyal to the brand right the way into the Lumia days and the (failed) take-over by Microsoft in 2014. And although it was widely reported that the brand name Nokia was no more... it's back. Kinda. Sorta.

You see, Finnish company HMD Global bough the rights to the name Nokia on a ten year lease, and they have produced a brand new smartphone called the Nokia 6. However, if you thought this might be a return to the good old days of week long batteries, keys you have to press several times to get one character, and Snake (Aw, Snake!), you'd be wrong.

The Nokia 6 is a Nokia in name only, actually being a fairly decent touch screen smartphone that looks just like all other smartphones. In fact, it looks like an iPhone 6 Plus has had sex with an Galaxy Note 5 and this is their love child. Still, jokes (and sadness) aside, the phone boasts 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 16MB shooter, a 1080p HD screen, and a Snapdragon 430 chip. If that sounds good, you'll have to make sure you live in China, as that is currently the only place the Nokia 6 will go on sale. Oh well.

Seriously though HMD... you had a chance here to release an updated 3210-like model to please the retro lovers, and all the grandparents who still carry their 1999 bought handset around. Swing and a miss.

Want to know more? Get ye to www.nokia.com 

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