New Nokia 6 Android Smartphone Is So Tough It Cracks Walnuts With Its Display [Video]

Nokia is world-renowned for its rugged phones and switching over to the Android camp hasn't changed that. The latest Nokia 6 smartphone can crack walnuts with its display.

Over the years, Nokia has lost significant ground on the mobile market but it never ceased to be praised as a brand of incredibly durable devices. Nokia phones of yesteryear, such as the Nokia 3310, for instance, could easily tumble down several flights of stairs without suffering any real damage. The company has since moved to making smartphones with large displays and more appealing designs, but they still had a touch of ruggedness.

The recently announced Nokia 6 smartphone is the first Android handset to hit the scene since Nokia split from Microsoft and started operating under HMD Global's umbrella.

Nokia 6 Cracks Walnuts With Its Display

A new video featuring the Nokia 6 Android smartphone has now surfaced in China, showing the smartphone cracking walnuts with its display, as well as its back casing. That's a new level of ruggedness that some current smartphones may not be able to achieve unharmed, but the Nokia 6 seems to be a talented nutcracker.

The Nokia 6 is made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum, so it was expected to sport high durability. However, this walnut-cracking test might exceed expectations and more videos with insane durability testing for the Nokia 6 will likely surface online from now on. That said, we strongly recommend against using your Nokia 6 in any brutal scenarios and extreme torture tests.

Nokia 6 Android Smartphone

As a reminder, the Nokia 6 made its debut earlier this month as the first smartphone HMD announced since it purchase the rights for the Nokia brand. The company is entitled to launch Nokia-branded devices for the next decade and the first Android-powered Nokia handsets are already starting to hit the scene, with more expected to debut on Feb. 26.

For now, the Nokia 6 offers a combination of a premium metal design with a 5.5-inch full HD display and 4 GB of RAM, but with an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.

Other Nokia 6 specs include a 16-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel front shooter, a microSD card slot for expandable memory, a 3,000 mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat on board right out of the box.

On the downside, it seems that the highly durable Nokia 6 handset is available for purchase only in China, at least for the time being, retailing at 1,699 CNY (roughly $245).

HMD explained why it chose to launch the Nokia 6 only in China, offering a number of reasons for its decision. Among others, HMD wants to gauge the market reaction before releasing Nokia smartphones worldwide.

That said, it's not set in stone that the Nokia 6 will never reach other markets or that other Nokia Android smartphones won't see a global release. HMD is just taking a cautious approach but it's expected to expand to more markets in the future.

Until then, check out the video below to see the new Nokia 6 Android smartphone cracking walnuts with its display.

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