Nokia 6 (2018) Brings Higher End Features to the Midrange

A newer and up-to-date Nokia 6 (2018) has been announced for the midrange market. The Nokia 6 refresh brings some welcome upgrades and is expected to hit the markets in the coming weeks.

Other than a reduced size due to a smaller footprint and the more powerful chipset, the second generation Nokia 6 has the same hardware as the base-variant of Nokia 6.

Design and Display

2018 Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a FullHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The bezel size is slightly smaller than the Nokia 6, sans the 18:9 display, and the new screen-to-body ratio is ~73%.

The new Nokia 6’s unibody design is based on 6000 series aluminum.

One of the bigger design changes is the new rear-mounted fingerprint sensor (on the front in the older model). The 2018 Nokia 6 is around 5mm shorter than the original one which is still a positive move.

Internals and Storage

Internally, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 runs the show – the previous Nokia 6 had a 430. The CPU is a 2.2 GHz Octa-core chip paired with an Adreno 508 GPU. The RAM is 4 GB with 32 or 64 GB internal storage.

The storage is expandable via a microSD slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack is also available. Another change is the new Type-C connector, compared to the old Nokia 6’s microUSB.

Camera and Battery

The primary shooter on the 2018 Nokia 6 is the same as its predecessor – a single 16MP sensor with F/2.0 aperture and 1.0um pixels. The front camera is an 8MP F/2.2 sensor.

The battery hasn’t changed either, a non-removeable 3,000mAh powers the 2018 Nokia 6. It should theoretically charge faster now thanks to the USB-C connector. The official stats say it charges up to 50% in 30 mins.

Availability and Price

The 2018 Nokia 6 is currently available for preorder in China and is available in two colors – Black and Silver.

The pre-order price is CNY1,499 (~Rs. 24,000) for the 32 GB variant and CNY1,699 (~Rs. 27,000) for the 64 GB one.

Nokia 6 Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Android 8.0 Oreo planned)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; dual SIM
  • Design:
    • Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
    • Dimensions: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm
    • Weight: 172 g
  • DIsplay: 
    • 5.5-inch FullHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS LCD; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
  • Camera: 
    • Primary: 16MP, PDAF, dual-LED dual-tone flash
    • Secondary: 8MP AF, 1080P
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Battery: 3,000mAh with a Type-C connector
  • Price: ~Rs. 24,000 for 32 GB and ~Rs. 27,000 for 64 GB

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