Nokia's comeback to the smartphone market has been long awaited by fans. The company's rights to release their own smartphone may have been disabled by their non-competition agreement with Microsoft. However, as 2017 starts, this agreement comes to an end and Nokia is now able to release their own smartphones without any hassles.
Nokia 6 is the first Nokia Android to be released by HMD Global this year, and so far, things are looking good for the company. Take note that HMD Global is the licensed owner of the Nokia label and they have already confirmed the arrival of multiple Nokia Androids this year. Their first release may have had uncertain fate during its unveiling but as of now, the Nokia 6 is already sure to be a big hit.
Nokia 6 Android Smartphone Sold Out Immediately
HMD Global set a January 19 release for the Nokia 6 and according to Neowin, the phone got sold out in just a minute. Sure, the exact quantity sold is still unknown. However, it's worth noting that when HMD Global opened the registration for interested buyers of Nokia 6, about 250,000 people registered within 24 hours. Soon after, that number made its way to four million registrations. It's also worth mentioning that each registration costs $9 which will eventually be deducted from the buyer's actual purchase, so this practically means that the registrations that Nokia 6 received is not a joke. These people are really serious on getting their hands on the new Nokia phone when it gets released.
Nokia's 2017 Success Is A Happy Surprise
Before Nokia 6's launch, Nokia's fate may have been hard to predict, especially with Nokia Lumia's difficult situation in the past. However, seeing that the first Nokia device seems to have hit its target, it's easy to say that the company has a bright future ahead of it. With that, HMD Global may now be extra confident in releasing their next Android devices. Rumor has it that a certain Nokia P1 will be launched during next month's MWC event. This phone will be a total improvement over the Nokia 6 as this would be a high-end device. The Nokia 6 was a higher-midrange phone that proved to be popular in the Chinese market. Hopefully, when the flagship Nokia gets launched, it will be released worldwide.