Earlier this week, the Nokia 6 was officially launched in China. This is the Android smartphone that we can expect to see as a result of the licensing agreement between HMD Global and Nokia, which we guess in a way heralds the return of the Finnish phone company. Turns out we weren’t alone in our excitement.
According to the reports out of China, the Noka 6 has managed to rack up a whopping 250,000 registrations since it went live and in about 24 hours. What these registrations means is that 250,000 people are interested in purchasing the handset, with each registration said to cost $9 which will be deducted from the phone’s price upon its release, which is around $245.
Granted 250,000 units pales in comparison to what the likes of Apple and Samsung can move on launch day itself, but given that Nokia has been sort of out of the game for a couple of years, it seems that the brand’s power is strong enough for users to take their chance with the new handset. Not to mention many Nokia fans used to plead with the company to switch to Android, and the Nokia 6 does meet that demand.
In the meantime the Nokia 6 is limited to China although it seems that there is a possibility that it could be launched for international markets. The company is also expected to reveal more devices at MWC 2017 with one of them, the Nokia 8, possibly leaked already.