HMD Global, the Finnish company that develops and markets mobile phones under the Nokia brand, has launched an upgraded version of the Nokia 6. With better specs and a more modern design, the Nokia 6 (2018) promises to deliver robust performance and capabilities in a cost-friendly package.
The new Nokia 6 smartphone boasts an upgraded processor – the mid-range octa-core Snapdragon 630, which is clocked at 2.2GHz. The 2017 version sports the low-end Snapdragon 430. The newer phone also packs additional memory – 4GB of RAM instead of the 3GB of its predecessor.
Except for the two major upgrades, the Nokia 6 (2018) is basically the same as the 2017 model. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, a 3,000 mAH battery, and either a 32GB or 64GB storage with expansion via a microSD slot. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the promise of an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future.
There seems to be no improvement in the camera specs, either. It still comes with a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. However, it sports a new feature called the “dual view” camera, which allows you to take a picture from the front and back cameras simultaneously and then attach the two pictures side by side to create a “bothie”.
If you’re thinking about buying the Nokia 6, you’ll be happy to know that it now sports a more modern design with on-screen navigation buttons. The new phone also dropped the capacitive buttons of the previous version and moved the fingerprint scanner from the front to the back.
Other features of the new Nokia 6 include 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v5, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and FM radio.
For the moment, the Nokia 6 (2018) is only available in China, but expect it to be sold to the rest of the world in the next few months. The 32GB variant retails for 1,499 yuan or about P11,500 while the 64GB version sells for 1,699 yuan or about P13,000.