I know it feels good to hear that Nokia may be coming back. It certainly sounds good and brings back the great memories of yesteryear, but unfortunately, it just is not going to happen. Yes, the Nokia 6 sold out within just a minute but that was in China and the Chinese mobile market is highly unpredictable.
Nokia’s death was eminent when the Nokia N8 launched back in 2010. That was really the final chance which Nokia had to make things right and maybe be brought back to life, but it was all downhill from there.
After the Windows Mobile deal and eventually Microsoft taking over, Nokia was out of the scene quicker than anyone could have imagined. The Finnish mobile company, which once ruled the global mobile market, was not able to keep up with the trends and demands of consumers.
Wait, Nokia is Now Powered by Android
Well, too late for Nokia. The train is long gone and they failed to get on board when there was still time.
Samsung was quick moving into the scene and really capitalized on the gap which was created by Nokia. Not everyone was willing to move on from Nokia to the Apple iPhone mainly because of iOS restrictions, which is why Android became so popular.
The ability to manage your own file storage system and install apps at will was what Nokia was all about. Sadly, they could not overcome their own desires to keep Symbian at a snail pace in regards to upgrading and chose to go with an even lower end OS, Windows.
Android proved to be the perfect alternative.
No matter Nokia does now, Samsung, LG, Huawei and a whole lot of other mobile phone makers are going strong. There isn’t much more room to fit in.
Before moving on, let’s see what the Nokia 6 is all about:
- 5.5 inch full HD screen (IPS LCD)
- Dual Sim
- Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Adreno 505
- 64 GB (Internal Storage with MicroSD support), 4GB RAM
- 16 MP Primary & 8 MP Front Facing Camera
- Non-Removable 3000 mAh Battery
What About the Chinese Success?
Launching a mobile phone in the Chinese market for $245 and branding it with the same name is bound to get sales. JD.com was the exclusive online retailer for the mobile phone and it was sold out in less than a minute. More than 1,000,000 people signed up to get the phone, but try launching one that competes in price with Samsung and Apple.
Best of all, Nokia now is not really the Nokia we all knew and loved. HMD Global is the company which has bought the rights to use the brand name, so only time will tell how great the quality is and if it will live up to the Finnish brand name’s expectations.
It is also reported that there is going to be a $1000 Nokia flagship mobile phone later on in 2017. What, really? I would not be surprised to be another major flop and setback for any future high-priced launches. People are just not willing to spend so much money on a name that is lost in history. Why not rather get the Google Pixel or iPhone 7 Plus instead? The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also sounding pretty good with all the rumors going around, so it just is not as charming any more.
Let’s see what the HMD backed mobile phone is going to come up with next and whether or not it is making a real comeback anytime soon.
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