Fans of Nokia-branded smartphones in the United States will soon be able to pick up a new device. HMD Global, the Finnish company that’s now making Nokia devices, today announced that it’s going to start selling the Nokia 6.1 in the United States. It’s a mid-range handset that’s on Google’s Android One program.

To be clear, this isn’t exactly a “new” device, the company has already launched it earlier this year as the Nokia 6 (2018). It’s merely launching it as the Nokia 6.1 in the United States.

The Nokia 6.1 features a 5.5 inch FHD IPS LCD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 640 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The handset also features 16 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front Zeiss-optimized cameras, Face Unlock, fast charging, USB Type-C, and a 3,000mAh battery.

It’s on the Android One program which means that the handset is running Android Oreo out of the box. Android One brings the vanilla iteration of Google’s mobile platform which means that users will get Android as it was intended without any software additions by the OEM.

The handset is going to be available for purchase in a Black/Copper finish starting May 6th. It’s going to be available via Best Buy and Amazon. It’s a pretty good value as well since it costs $269 unlocked and off-contract.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about HMD Global, Nokia. Source: prnewswire

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