HMD, which has a global brand license allowing it to design and produce Nokia handsets, has filed a patent for the design of a phone that strongly resembles theNokia 6. The document was filed on November 18th and was approved just two days ago by EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office). The Nokia 6 was unveiled in January exclusively for the Chinese market. The handset sold briskly right off the bat. As a result, the phone will have a global release some time next quarter. A special edition will feature a glossy piano black rear cover.
The Nokia 6 is equipped with a 5.5-inch LCD display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 430 chipset powers the handset with an octa-core 1.4GHz CPU, and the Adreno 505 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage. The special edition Arte Black model will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The 16MP rear-facing camera has an f/2.0 aperture, and the 8MP snapper in front handles selfies and video chat. A 3000mAh battery is in charge of keeping the device powered up, and Android 7.1 is pre-installed.
HMD’s deal with Nokia means that the Finnish company gets paid from HMD for every Nokia branded handset or tablet that is sold. These payments constitute royalties for using the Nokia name, and for intellectual property rights.
Check out some images from the patent filing by clicking on the slideshow below.