Nokia 6 – Why 6? Nokia’s ‘first’ Android is Nokia’s 6th Android (X, XL, X+ X2, N1) device

| January 11, 2017 | 5 Replies

Sure, we’re mincing with words here. The Nokia 6 is the FIRST Nokia Android Smartphone post the whole MS ordeal thing. It’s also HMD’s first Nokia Android.

Like our readers have been discussing in other threads, there were other Android Nokias prior to this. But ‘first’ has a better ring to it hence why it’s on a few headlines (e.g. the 150 being the ‘first’ Nokia after come back. I’m sure we’ll still have the ‘first’ global Nokia Android at MWC 2017 :P)


Some have said in the past that the Nokia X ‘Android’ phones weren’t strictly Android as most know it. And the N1 of course isn’t a phone. But device wise, the Nokia 6 is the 6th Nokia branded device that is powered by Android.

I’m guessing that’s why the Nokia 6 is called ‘6’ rather than some other meaning? 6 is meant to be one of the lucky numbers in China.

*top image via GSM Arena Nokia catalogue.

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  • Or maybe it’s the new Nokia’s smartphone naming. Like the Lumia’s, 6 means midrange. We can expect Nokia 7,8,9 in the future. It’s possible too we’ll have a model like 6i, 6+ or anything else.
    Just a guess.

  • Koya

    It seems they are going to follow the old Nokia series….! 3110, 5110, 6110, 7110, 8110

    • Koya

      The range of old series… 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. One series and 2 series may be kept for Dumb phones.

  • Laol

    No. It’s seventh. There was also XL 4G for China. It was most powerful phone with X Software Platform.

    It’s sixth Android phone with Nokia brand.

  • flotron

    Noo. 6 Is about the price, in this case a los end. Like 650.
    Only the 6 without letters mean like a fresh start