Nokia Blasts Back into the Phone Race
Some devices throughout the tech world pride themselves on being multifaceted, multipurpose tools to make your everyday life more convenient and more efficient. Apple likes to claim they did this first with their iPhone (as with most of their products), and then doubled down on self-proclaimed multifunctionality by pushing the Apple Watch as a Swiss Army Knife of a time-teller. But if you’ve been making on the go calls since the 90’s (or have a somewhat vast meme knowledge), you know this isn’t true. You know that back in the day, before phones had touch screen or Pokémon GO, Nokia mobile phones had multipurpose functions first. Not only were these little devices cellphones, but they could also serve as a doorstop, a brick (and not because of a phone crashing update), a hammer, a table/chair de-wobbler, and even a bludgeoning weapon if you found yourself in a pickle that requires self-defense. All the while being able to work completely fine after taking a ton of abuse. Well, now Nokia is bouncing back to save us from smartphones with easily shattered screens with the Nokia 6.
The new, android-powered smartphone is currently only available in China, but Nokia believes China’s large population makes the country a great initial market, stating that, “With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers.” When it comes to specs, the Nokia 6 holds up with most smartphones of 2017, boasting 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 430 processor similar to most Android phones, and is powered by Android’s Nougat operating system. As for the camera, the Nokia 6 will have a 16-megapixel camera on the front, with an 8 MP camera on the front, making it a decent amount stronger than the iPhone 7’s current camera. Do you think the Nokia 6 packs the punch it takes to bring the phone brand back to its former, indestructible glory? Check out this hilarious Nokia retro phone stress test below.