Nokia 6 (2018) is official and it's a speedy upgrade

Posted January 05, 2018

Launched in January a year ago, the Nokia 6 was HMD Globals first smartphone, which arrived as a mid-range offering.

But the handset has already been revealed on Nokia's official website for the China region, giving fans an early look at what to expect from the phone.

The latest version of the phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Only this time round, HMD is using bold colour accents to accentuate the phone's chamfers on both the front as well as on the back. This means, unlike last year's Nokia 6 - that came with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and physical capacitive keys for navigation - this year's Nokia 6 comes with on-screen navigation keys. While the Nokia 6 was a good phone with the 5.5-inch display, that aspect has not changed here but the company has made a decision to change a few things with the design as well as with the internal specs. The new version moves the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, giving the device a higher screen-to-body ratio. Its hardware specs did not do full justice to it even though the Nokia 6 was praised by one and all for its outstanding build quality.

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The biggest change that HMD Global has implemented to the second-generation Nokia 6 is its processor. For the camera optics, the Nokia 6 (2018) is having a 16-megapixel rear camera with the F/2.0 aperture, Dual LED dual-tone flash, phase detection autofocus and on the front is an 8-megapixel camera with the same aperture size and an 84-degree wide-angle lens. The Nokia 6 (2018) will only become available with 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.

The phone features some decent hardware, including a 5.5-inch Full HD display and a relatively powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. Nokia 6 (2018) sports 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB storage options, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The new model is also equipped with USB Type-C connector instead of Micro-USB as per its predecessor.

Both phones have a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, a 3,000mAh battery, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing one, 32GB or 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot and now run Android Nougat.

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