Nokia India has just started taking pre-orders for the upcoming Nokia E6 for a pretty sweet INR 17,999. This is the ‘Nokia Recommended’ price for this device, but judging by past treads, what this means is that the real world price of the E6 would be even lower.
Add to that the fact that you can get the E6 by paying in three interest free EMI’s and it becomes a pretty sweet deal for a capable smartphone. The E72, when it launched was selling at the 20,000 INR+ price bracket so the market pressures on Nokia are definitely showing, but looks like that’s a win for the consumer.
The way pre-orders work in India is that once you fill your details on the website your local dealer will get in touch with you to pre-book the device and you are free to haggle with him about the price, so pre-booking and buying early doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have the pay the advertised price.
Nokia India recently hosted a Nokia E6 preview event to showcase the upcoming smartphone. While details are still slim on when the E6 will hit stores and at how much, my educated guess is that it should start selling in India before the end of June at under the 20,000 INR (450$) mark.
If you have already seen the E6’s camera samples, here are some unboxing pictures taken with the Nokia N8. Please note that the box contents of the India version may vary. I am hoping that the leather case (pictured below) makes it to the sales pack in India.
If you would rather watch the pictures in a Flickr set, look no further:
But at the end of the day in the units Nokia is putting in devices like the C7, E7 and now the E6, do manage to take impressive pictures in favorable conditions, which basically means good lighting and that the subject shouldn’t be too close to the camera.
Here are a few pictures a took with the E6, in auto mode. Considering they were taken indoors with not so great lighting, I’d say the device did a pretty fair job. Also bear in mind that the pictures were not taken with final sales firmware. Click on the image for the full 8 Megapixel glory.
What do you think? Will the EDoF camera be a consideration in your E6 purchase?
The Nokia E71 was one of Nokia’s most successful devices, its successor the E72 followed in its footsteps and managed to be quite popular itself. But its been almost two years since it was announced (June 2009) and we all been waiting for a successor that can fill in the big shoes left by these hugely popular devices. The E6 is Nokia’s answer.
The Nokia E6 retains the same design as its predecessors, but also packs a 2.4″ touch display making it the first Symbian^3 device to debut in this form factor. It has a slightly improved keyboard design that we have grown comfortable with over the years, an 8 Megapixel ‘Full Focus’ camera, a mono loudspeaker and all the other bells and whistles we expect from a modern day smartphone. The good thing about the E6’s touch display is that it has gone from the 320 x 240 pixels QVGA on the E72 to a hi-res VGA clocking 640×480 pixels which translates to 326ppi on the E6’s 2.4″ display. The hardware inside although remains similar to the last generation of Symbian^3 devices and includes a 680 MHz ARM 11 processor and a Broadcom BCM2727 GPU along with 256 MB of RAM and a 1GB ROM.
The E6 is a slim device 15.5 x 59 x 10.5 mm in size and weighs in at 133g.It is powered by a 1500 mAh battery that promises a talktime of 14h 48 min and 7h 30 min and a very impressive standby time of 681h and 744h on GSM and WCDAMA networks respectively. The E6 packs a Gorilla glass front screen and a stainless steel black and bezel.
The E6 will be available in White, Silver and Black in Q2 itself at a price of about €340 (£300/$490). If you are interested in even more specs, this is the page to go to.