Yes Virginia, there is a Nokia ... and there is a new phone
Subject: Mobile | July 16, 2018 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: nokia 6.1, nokia, HMD, android 8.1
Ah Nokia, what a strange life you have lived. You went from being the eminent cellphone company, to a cell company that didn't actually make any phones, to being purchased and decimated by Microsoft to being taken over by a Finnish company called HMD Global. Ars Technica delves into the story behind how all this happened, as well as reviewing the actual phone in this article. The Nokia 6.1 will cost you ~$270 all told and it's 1080p 5.5" screen is powered by the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of local storage. There is a microSD slot to expand this and not only is there a Type-C USB port it also has a headphone jack which leaves that USB port open for use.
Also worth noting is that it runs vanilla Android 8.1, no fancy skins or weird enhancements!
"Enter HMD's Nokia phones, an entire lineup of cheap smartphones ranging from $100 to $400. HMD recently launched the second generation of its lineup, with phones like the Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1. We recently spent time with the highest end phone in this series that happens to be one of the few HMD devices for sale in the US: the Nokia 6.1."
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