Pre-orders of Nokia 6 cross the 250,000 mark on Chinese retail site JD.com

The Nokia 6, the first Android device from the Nokia brand’s current owner, HMD Global, has reportedly crossed 250,000 registrations on JD.com.

Given the popularity of the Nokia brand name even today, it’s hardly surprising that the device has garnered such interest. In terms of hardware, the device is underpowered in its price bracket. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset that’s supported by 4GB of RAM, after all.

Nokia does claim that the phone is exceptionally well-built for the price, offering up a body that’s machined from ‘6,000 series aluminium’, the same that Apple has used in its phones. The phone is listed at a price of 1,699 CNY (around Rs 17,000) in China and will not be available outside that country any time soon.

Recent leaks, however, suggest that the company is working on a flagship smartphone with flagship specs which it will likely unveil at MWC 2017 in Spain next month. This phone, dubbed the Nokia 8, is expected to feature a Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard storage and a 24MP rear camera.

Since it is debuting at MWC, we expect that at least this device will see a global launch.

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