Waiting for Nokia’s return? You might be able to buy a handset without a flash sale in India



Nokia in China has clarified that it D6 smartphone in China is not under flash sale and the sheer popularity of the device forced the company to restock units making it look like a flash sale scenario.

If you are waiting for Nokia’s return to India, then we have some good news to offer. It might just be that Nokia may stick to their China policy and offer the new smartphones via a regular sale strategy rather than a flash sale — a move made famous by Chinese handset-maker Xiaomi.

HMD Global, which promotes the Nokia-branded phones, has clarified in a statement that the D6 smartphone that is currently on sale in China is not under the flash sale strategy. In fact, it was the sheer popularity of the device that made it look like a flash sale.

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According to the statement passed on to NokiaPowerUser — a Nokia information blog, HMD Global had to restock D6 units to keep up with the orders on JD.com where the phone was put on sale.

“Actually we have been updating the inventory on JD.com more than 3 times, but those were usually gone within minutes or hours, so that’s why you have the impression that we were doing flash sales. We will keep supply to JD for sure and now the Chinese New Year holiday is mostly over and everybody’s back for work, you can expect more supplies in the coming days and weeks,” the statement read.

In fact, the company had received 1.4 million registrations on its second day – that’s more than the entire population of Bahrain.

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Nokia 6 comes powered with a bright hybrid in-cell display at an HD screen of 5.5-inch protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass. In terms of power, the 6 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem. It has a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage combo running Android Nougat.

The phone also comes with Dolby Atmos and dual amplifiers that claims to deliver over 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity. In terms of optics, Nokia 6 packs a 16-megapixel phase detection auto focus rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera.

Nokia is also expected to launch new phones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in just a few days. One of the most talked about phone is the Nokia P1.

In terms of optics, the Nokia P1 smartphone is expected to sport a Zeiss-certified 22.6-megapixel rear camera. The P1, which is IP57-certified, to draw power from a 3,500mAh battery with support for quick charging. A leaked Nokia roadmap suggests that as many as 7 Nokia Android phones are in the works for 2017, with Nokia 6 just the first of these.

According to leaks from by Russian publication Worket, the P1 is expected to start retailing at around $800 (roughly Rs. 54,500) for the 128GB model and around $950 (roughly Rs. 64,700) for the 256GB variant.

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Other dominant features indicate a 3.5-mm headphone jack, USB Type-C charging port and dual stereo speakers. As per leaks, the P1 is expected to feature a 5.3-inch IGZO display and a refreshing rate of 1 to 120 Hz alongside a Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The Nokia P1 is expected to pack Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. It is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat.