The Nokia 6 (2018) is finally out for all to see, going up for pre-orders in China as the second-generation version of the original. There are a few design changes and processor updates in place, as well as an upgrade to the 360-degree OZO Audio advanced spatial sound recording.
The most immediately noticeable aspect of the Nokia 6 (2018) is the relocation of its fingerprint sensor to the back. There’s no home button anymore to house it, hence the move. Strangely enough, HMD Global hasn’t massively reduced bezels to account for the shift, sticking to the standard 16:9 aspect ratio.
Moreover, the border at the bottom doesn’t feature capacitive navigation buttons anymore. These have now shifted on-screen, closer to pure Android. The body is made out of the same 6000 series aluminum as the Nokia 6 (2017), while the photography department gets an identical 16MP rear/8MP front combo.
What has changed is the addition of Nokia’s Dual-Sight technology which can capture images from both the primary and secondary camera at the same time. The tool allows users to create a Bothie which feature the two snaps side-by-side to get a look at the photographer and their subject.
Specifications of the Nokia 6 (2018):
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (upgradable to Oreo)
– CPU: 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 630
– Camera: 16MP rear, 8MP front
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Size: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.6mm
– Weight: 172g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS
The Nokia 6 (2018) is priced at CNY 1499 (roughly $230 or Rs 14660) for its 32GB model and CNY 1699 (approx $260 or Rs 16610) for its 64GB one. There’s no talk of international availability yet, but it should arrive gradually in markets around the world.