Here’s how Nokia 6 (2018) compares with the last year’s Nokia 6.
- Nokia 6 (2018) will be available in China on January 10
- The smartphone comes with a starting price of CNY 1,499
- It features a rear-facing fingerprint scanner
HMD Global on Friday launched a new variant of its popular Nokia 6 smartphone. Called Nokia 6 (2018), the smartphone will be initially available in China starting January 10 in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, priced at CNY 1,499 (Rs 14,600 approximately) and CNY 1,699 (Rs 16,600 approximately) and in black and silver colour options.
Just like other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia 6 (2018) comes with stock OS — Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box — and has promised an Android Oreo update.
Nokia 6 (2018) also retains OZO audio technology (for 360-degree audio experience) and dual-sight camera technology that enables the smartphone to fire front and rear camera simultaneously, also known as Bothie feature.
Nokia 6 (2018) specifications, features
Unlike the original Nokia 6 model that was launched back in January last year with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, the Nokia 6 (2018) features a fingerprint scanner on the back. The new smartphone has also dropped the capacitive keys that were available on alongside the frontal fingerprint scanner on the previous Nokia handset. The Finnish manufacturer has apparently chosen on-screen navigation to make the interface of the new Nokia 6 closer to stock Android UI. The decision is conspicuous as it has maintained a 16:9 display aspect ratio, and not used a 18:9 aspect ratio that was the primary cause of other manufacturers ditching front fingerprint scanners and hardware capacitive buttons. Further, the Nokia 6 (2018) has a metal unibody build that is made of 6000 series aluminium.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 6 (2018) runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. The handset is also expected to receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo sometime in the future. But the company hasn’t so far provided any official details on the latest Android update. On the display part, the Nokia 6 (2018) features a 5.5-inch IPS display with a full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, which is clocked at 2.2GHz, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Also, the internal storage of the new Nokia 6 is upgradable via microSD card slot (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
HMD Global has provided a 16-megapixel rear camera sensor on the Nokia 6 (2018) with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF lens that has f/2.0 aperture. Similarly, an 8-megapixel camera is available on the front with an f/2.0, 84-degree wide-angle lens. The smartphone also supports the company’s proprietary Dual-Sight technology that allows you to capture simultaneous shots from the rear and front camera sensors to create a Bothie. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone has FM radio, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack.
Besides, the Nokia 6 (2018) packs a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging technology. It measures 148.8×75.8×8.6mm and weighs 172 grams.
Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017)
Comparing the specifications with the last year’s Nokia 6, the new version seems to be upgraded in terms of performance.
Priced at Rs Rs 14,999, Nokia 6 (2017) comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and 32GB storage. It runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The smartphone sports 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and also has a rear-facing fingerprint scanner
Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 Processor, Battery, and Memory
The big change in Nokia 6 (2018) is the processor. Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by a 2.2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, as against a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 one in Nokia 6. Nokia 6 (2018) sports 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB storage options, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
The original Nokia 6 gets 4GB RAM along with 32GB or 64GB storage variant, though the 64GB limited version was never launched in the Indian market. It supports expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
Both Nokia 6 and Nokia 6 (2018) smartphones are backed by a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support. The devices use a micro-USB port for charging.
Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 Software
Nokia 6 (2018) is currently running stock version of Android 7.1 Nougat, with Android Oreo update promised. Nokia 6 was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat and beta build of Android Oreo has already been rolled out for the device.