In 2013, Nokia sold its mobile division for nearly $7.2 billion to Microsoft.
The new Nokia 6 smartphone which went on sale in China at around $245 has sold within minutes.
The Finnish firm plans to unveil seven more devices this year at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, including the flagship Nokia P1 device.
Microsoft sold the Nokia brand to HMD Global and Foxconn for $350 million after the company saw a 46 percent drop in phone revenue in the last quarter.
In December Nokia said it plans to “stay true to the Nokia brand.”“The brand is known for simplicity, ease of use, reliability, and quality.
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HMD’s first Nokia smartphone is heading to China
But it’s now announced its debut smartphone: a “premium” handset it’s calling the Nokia 6, which is billed to launch in China in “early 2017”.
It points to the size of the smartphone market — 552M+ users last year, with projected growth to 593M+ in 2017 — calling it “strategically important”.
“We start today, with our premium, high quality Nokia 6; built to deliver a fantastic core user experience for Chinese consumers.
Commenting in a statement, CEO Arto Nummela, flagged factors such as the Nokia 6’s design, durability, entertainment and display features.
According to Strategy Analytics’ 2016 Q3 smartphone market report, three of the top five device makers hailed from China — with fast-growing local challenger OEMs such as OPPO, Vivo and LeEco taking share from larger firm Huawei, for example.
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