Yes Virginia, there is a Nokia ... and there is a new phone

Subject: Mobile | July 16, 2018 - 06:12 PM |
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!

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"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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Source: Ars Technica

July 16, 2018 | 08:02 PM - Posted by Legally Churt (not verified)

You may want to check the spelling in the title.

July 17, 2018 | 03:10 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

how do you spell elizabeth anyways? :)

July 17, 2018 | 05:39 AM - Posted by HK47 (not verified)

I replaced my Nexus 5X (which bootlooped) with a Nokia 8 late last year. Couldn't be happier. Timely updates, expandable storage, a headphone jack, great build quality and performance. Can't speak for the camera though as I have zero knowledge about photography in general. The only potential problems are that they stil haven't unlocked the bootloader, and they're not implementing Project Treble. Not ideal, but still better than what you'll get from most flagships.

July 17, 2018 | 06:01 AM - Posted by hhkk47 (not verified)

My comment got double posted somehow. It initially said that the username already belonged to a registered user, but oh well. Feel free to delete this one.

July 17, 2018 | 05:40 AM - Posted by hhkk47 (not verified)

I replaced my Nexus 5X (which bootlooped) with a Nokia 8 late last year. Couldn't be happier. Timely updates, expandable storage, a headphone jack, great build quality and performance. Can't speak for the camera though as I have zero knowledge about photography in general. The only potential problems are that they stil haven't unlocked the bootloader, and they're not implementing Project Treble. Not ideal, but still better than what you'll get from most flagships.

July 17, 2018 | 02:29 PM - Posted by Drazen (not verified)

My problem with Nokia is lack of dual sim.

July 17, 2018 | 02:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous_100 (not verified)

I just setup this phone last night, it indeed has dual-sim.

July 18, 2018 | 08:59 AM - Posted by Mihai Bica (not verified)

I own a Nokia 6.1 and am pretty happy with it. It feels good, it looks nice and 2 days of battery with 1-2 hours of call and 3 hours of internets i say it's enough.

July 19, 2018 | 04:24 PM - Posted by braganza (not verified)

Actually NOKIA started off as a mini-computer company, as in mainframe and then smaller. They had a better go at making phones

July 23, 2018 | 10:51 AM - Posted by dakarli

Not bad at all for the price, and the photo is not bad, by day.
I love the design too, which reminds me a little Lumia some with their solid aluminum chassis.
Too bad they gave up double HP ...

July 25, 2018 | 05:19 PM - Posted by treyshawn

Not bad at all for the price, and the photo is not bad, by day.
I love the design too, which reminds me a little Lumia some with their solid aluminum chassis.
Too bad they gave up double HP ...

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August 9, 2018 | 09:34 AM - Posted by Gulfam Ahmed (not verified)

The second iteration of the Nokia 8 is a giant leap for Nokia, but felt like it lacks the refinement offered by competitors such as Samsung and Huawei – which charge less for their phones.

For Nokia to create phones consumers get excited about, it has to get the basics right first, create a convenient phone to use, before trying to build phones that make a statement.

August 17, 2018 | 01:39 AM - Posted by Denis (not verified)

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