The second generation of Nokia 6 gets a major processor upgrade at similar pricing.
Nokia 6 (2018) received 3C certification earlier this month. The device also appeared in TENAA with model number TA-1054. Today HMD Global has made the smartphone official by posting a video on their official Weibo account and also a dedicated page for the smartphone in the official website. Yesterday the device was listed at online retailer Suing.
The Nokia 6 (2018) features a metal body and slimmer bezels on left and right with red accents but thicker bezels at top and bottom. The device goes for a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the traditional 18:9 and has a. It sports a 5.5-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) LCD display and is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. The device offers two memory variants: 4 GB RAM + 32 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage with expandable options upto 128 GB via micro SD card.
On the optics department, the device offers a 16 MP CMOS sensor and an 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture camera for selfies and video calling. The cameras come with the Nokia Dual sight aka Bothie feature. The device runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat which can be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery along with quick charge support. The device sports a rear fingerprint sensor along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, OZO audio technology and a USB Type-C. The device measures 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm and weighs 175 g.
The Nokia 6 2018 is available in White, Black and Blue colour options. As for the pricing, the 32 GB variant is priced at 1499 Yuan(Rs 14,500 approx) while the 64 GB variant is priced at 1699 Yuan(Rs 16,500 approx) competing against the likes of Honor 7X, Redmi 5 Plus and Xiaomi Mi A1.
The device will officially go on sale on January 10 at 10.06 am while the booking has started on Suning and JD.com. The 32 GB variant is available in Suning online store while the 64 GB variant is available in both Suning and JD.com. The device is expected to hit the Indian markets soon and will be priced similarly like the Nokia 6 2017 edition.