The first Nokia smartphone in three years has been unveiled, although the device will only go on sale in China.
The Nokia 6, which will run Android and cost 1,699 yuan (£200), is the first smartphone bearing the Nokia brand under a new licensing deal with manufacturer HMD Global.
Nokia agreed to sell its mobile phone division to Microsoft in 2013 in a combined attempt to challenge the dominance of Apple and Android, but Microsoft has since scaled back its mobile ambitions.
Nokia is not making the new phone itself, but is licensing its name to HMD, a Helsinki-based company run by a former Nokia executive, under a licensing deal agreed last year. The company has the exclusive rights to the Nokia name on phones for the next decade, and plans to release a range of smartphones and feature phones.
The Nokia 6 will only be released in China but HMD is promising to release more Nokia handsets in the coming months. The phone, made from a single block of aluminium, has a 5.5-inch screen and runs Nougat, the latest version of Android.
Nokia was fairly unique in not adopting Android in the smartphone’s earlier years. It first used Symbian, its own smartphone operating system, before signing a deal with Microsoft in 2011 to run its Window Phone software.
The strategy proved a disaster, however. Nokia’s share of the smartphone market steadily fell and in 2013 it agreed to sell its mobile phone division to Microsoft for €5.4bn (£4.7bn).
The American company later cut thousands of jobs and Finnish politicians accused it of broken promises. Nokia is not making any investment in HMD, and is concentrating on its own telecoms business, but will get royalties from handsets that are sold.
A more basic phone, the Nokia 150, was unveiled last month.