The Nokia 6 (2018) arrives with a big spec upgrade and on-screen buttons
HMD is propelling a moment age of the Nokia 6. Contrasted with the old Nokia 6, a considerable measure has changed. There’s a greater than-you’d-expect spec support and a more present-day outline. The great things are as yet the same, however—it’s as yet made of metal, regardless it costs about $230.
To start with, the specs: the Nokia 6 has been moved up to a full level higher in Qualcomm’s SoC lineup—the 2017 rendition has a low-end Snapdragon 430, while this 2018 variant boats with a more mid-extend Snapdragon 630. At a similar cost, that is an incredible redesign. You additionally get one more gigabyte of RAM in the base rendition, which is presently up to 4GB. The new Nokia 6 is likewise overhauling from smaller scale USB to the fresher, reversible USB-C standard.
Whatever remains of the specs are basically the same. There’s as yet a 5.5-inch, 1080p IPS LCD, a 3,000mAH battery, and a pattern of 32GB of capacity with development by means of a MicroSD space. There’s additionally a 64GB rendition accessible for $260. The Nokia 6 still has an earphone jack, yet the speakers have—on paper at any rate—been minimized from two speakers to one. Lamentably the OS hasn’t changed much, either: the new Nokia 6 is running an old variant of Android, 7.1.1, with a move up to “Android 8.0 Oreo” (still not the most recent form of Android!) guaranteed at some shapeless point later on.
The camera specs appear to be precisely the same as a year ago, with a 16MP, 1.0µm, f/2, raise the camera and an 8MP 1.12µm, f/2, front camera. One fun new component is the “double view” camera, which can snap a photo from the front and back sensors in the meantime and will join the two pictures together, next to each other. HMD additionally gladly pronounces “No camera knock” in the spec sheet.
On the outline side of things, the catch and unique mark peruser plan are new. The old Nokia 6 had capacitive catches painted onto the front of the gadget, alongside a middle mounted front unique mark peruser. The 2018 Nokia 6 goes for a more present-day setup, with on-screen route catches and a back unique finger impression peruser, much the same as all the leader telephones. HMD’s Photoshoppers fail to put these on-screen catches in a portion of the press pictures, yet they did make it to maybe a couple of them.
Until further notice, the 2018 Nokia 6 is just propelling in China. Preorders are live now, and the gadget ships January 10. In the event that HMD’s rollout is anything like the old Nokia 6, the telephone will, in the long run, make it to whatever is left of the world, including the US. A year ago, the Nokia 6 took a half year to make it from China to the US, yet that was HMD’s first since forever Nokia telephone. Ideally, the organization is a little speedier this time around.