nokia 6 (2018)

It’s almost been a year since Nokia joined the Android party and has shown some significant growth since then. In Feb 2017, Nokia launched Nokia 6, with two other models called Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. But, the one with the best specs was Nokia 6. It was basically Nokia’s first budget flagship.

To recall, Nokia 6 sported a Snapdragon 430 processor, 32GB of storage with Micro-SD slot, 3GB of RAM, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, a 3000mAh battery with Micro-USB port, 1080p Full-HD Display, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 16MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera.

Today, Nokia has announced the Nokia 6 (2018), also known as the Nokia 6 second-generation, in China.Nokia 6 (2018)

Specifications

The device is an upgrade to last year’s model with some notable differences. It has:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p Full-HD Display
  • Snapdragon 630 clocked at 2.2Ghz
  • 4GB LPDDR 4 RAM
  • 32GB/64GB Storage
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 3000mAh battery with Type-C port
  • 16mp PDAF Rear Camera
  • 8mp AF Front Camera
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

You can already see it sports a better processor, better RAM, one more storage variant, supports Type-C instead of Micro-USB, and also this time, Nokia chose to put the Fingerprint scanner just below the rear camera, instead of putting it on the front like they did with its predecessor. It also comes with OZO Audio Recording technology and borrows a feature from its elder brother (Nokia 8), the ‘Bothie’ photo-mode.

Nokia 6 Rear Side
Source: Nokia

 

The device is available in 2 color variants, black, and silver.

Nokia 6 (2018) Pricing & Availability

The phone is now available for pre-booking in China. 4+32GB model is priced at 1499 yuan ($230 USD) and 4+64GB model is priced at 1699 yuan ($245 USD). It will be released on January 10th.

In our opinion, the pricing looks to be good, and also, this time the phone overcomes the shortcomings its predecessor had. Only time will tell if it competes well with its competitors. Also, we can likely expect the launch of this device in the US, as CES 2018 is just around the corner and Nokia might find the perfect opportunity to show it off.

Let us know your thoughts on the second-generation Nokia 6 in the comments below!