Nokia phones are finally returning to the United States, but this time they will sport the operating system everyone has been asking for. The first smartphone to hit stateside is the Android Nougat-powered Nokia 6, which will be available in early June at an agreeable $230.
While that fairly low price won’t get you the beefiest specs, it will get you a phone with an anodized aluminum unibody design. Nokia says it takes 55 minutes to make each phone out of a single block of aluminum. That should give the device some added durability—just don’t expect it to match up to the legendary Nokia 3310.
The mid-range device comes with a 5.5-inch, 1080p display, mid-tier Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. It will also sport a 16-megapixel main camera, and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. But its highlight feature, and arguably the best reason to buy HMD’s first U.S. offering (besides nostalgia), is for its operating system, which comes in the form of pure, unaltered Android Nougat.
The Nokia 6 will be available in matte black and silver next month exclusively on Amazon. It will fully support 4G LTE on T-Mobile’s network and have partial support for AT&T. Verizon and Sprint customers are out of luck.
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