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05 Jan 2018

Second-generation Nokia 6 unveiled; priced at Rs. 14,600

HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018) in China

HMD Global has officially launched the second-generation Nokia 6 -its first smartphone of 2018- in China.

The updated model will go on sale from 10 January in China. Its India debut is expected to happen soon; details about the global launch are yet to be revealed.

Nokia 6 (2018) starts from CNY 1499 (Rs. 14,600 approximately).

Here's what's new in the upgraded Nokia 6!

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HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018) in China
So, what's new in Nokia 6 (2018)?

All-New Nokia 6

So, what's new in Nokia 6 (2018)?

Nokia 6 (2018) does have some noticeable changes in its looks and design like the slightly curved screen. The all-metal device features significantly thinner bezels. It comes with Nokia's signature "Bothie" camera feature, too.

The fingerprint sensor is no longer embedded in the home button; it's shifted to the rear panel.

The device now comes in two storage variants and more powerful processor.

Specs, Features

What does the device have to offer?

Nokia 6 (2018) sports a 5.5-inch IPS Full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top for protection.

It is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB).

The 32GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1499 (roughly Rs. 14,600) while the 64GB model costs CNY 1699 (around Rs. 16,600).

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Cameras pretty much the same except Bothie feature

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Cameras pretty much the same except Bothie feature

The camera hardware for the second-gen Nokia 6 is similar to the original model's camera hardware. The new device has a 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, and dual-tone LED flash and an 8MP selfie shooter.

However, the latest model supports Nokia's "Dual-Sight" technology, allowing users to capture images/videos from both the front and rear cameras simultaneously, to click a "Bothie".

Details

Nokia 6 (2018) to receive Oreo update

Nokia 6 (2018) runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. However, the device is expected to receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. HMD Global has not officially revealed any details about the Oreo update.

The smartphone houses a 3,000mAh battery; it also supports fast charging.

The dual-SIM (Nano) device supports 4G VoLTE. It comes with USB Type-C and a 3.5mm audio port, too.

What about the Nokia 6 (2017)?

Nokia 6 (2017)

What about the Nokia 6 (2017)?

To recall, Nokia 6 (2017) has a metal unibody with a 5.5-inch HD display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It houses a 3,000mAh battery.

It runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box. It is equipped with an 8MP front-facing snapper and a 16MP rear shooter.

The device was one of the best-selling Android-based Nokia phones.

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