In January, HMD Global had introduced Nokia 6 in China and in the very next month its global edition was unveiled to the world at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The smartphone is packed with midrange specs and it is aesthetically appealing as its chassis is made of up series 6000 aluminum and glass. JerryRigEverything has performed scratch and bend tests on Nokia 6 to reveal how durable the smartphones is.
The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch full HD IPS screen that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The scratch test reveals that the its display does not scratch easily. The smartphone has a glass panel on its rear panel. The test revealed that it also resistant to scratches. It was found that the front-mounted fingerprint scanner is completely scratchproof.
Even the 8-megapixel front-facing camera and 16-megapixel rear camera were found to be scratch resistant. However, the earpiece seems to come out quite easily. The video confirms that Nokia 6 has real metal on its chassis and its antennae lines made up of plastic. However, its rear and edges are easy to scratch like other smartphones that feature metallic bodies.
The bend test on Nokia 6 reveals that the smartphone does not flex even when it is pressed from the front or back. When a lighter was used on a certain part of the screen for few seconds, its pixels recovered after it went black momentarily.
An official video from Nokia states that its new smartphones are made from solid block of aluminum and it uses CNC manufacturing technology to design them. The metallic chassis are polished five times and they are made to undergo two separate anodizing processes. Its smartphones are tested for durability and reliability by making them pass through 600 different tests before they are released in the market.
The Nokia 6 is expected to be available globally in the second quarter with a pricing of less than $250. The Finnish company is now rumored to be working on new Snapdragon 660 chipset driven smartphones that will be also packed in metallic chassis.