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HMD Global upgrades Nokia 6 smartphone for China launch

05 January 2018

Like its predecessor, the Nokia 6 (2018) gets its stamina from a 3000 mAh battery. The only other minor changes to the Nokia 6 (2018) are its use of USB Type-C for charging and an upgrade to Bluetooth 5 from Bluetooth 4.1. The new Nokia 6 (2018) does not have a physical home button underneath the display and therefore the fingerprint scanner has now been moved to the back of the phone. New Nokia 6 (2018) will keep the screen frame, which will also receive a Full HD resolution and a diagonal of 5.5 inches, although this format is in 2018 is no longer relevant. TENAA has published some renders (and we also saw some leaked images that you can find above) in which it is possible to notice these narrow bezels and a fingerprint reader placed on the back, unlike the original Nokia 6 which had it on the front panel. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean the Nokia 6 (2018) is outright boring. So we assume that Nokia 6 (2018) will be launched at a higher price tag. On the camera side, the device will sport a single 16 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. On the front, it comes with an 8-megapixel camera. Dual-Sight, to recall, is a feature that lets a user to simultaneously use both the rear and front cameras to take stills/record videos. We are referring to Nokia 6 (2018), a mid-range phone which should offer some premium specs even though the phone will remain focused on the quality-price ratio.

The phone is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat for now and it is upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo, with the stock Android OS. The phone goes on sale in China on 10 January and is expected to reach other markets later in the first half. The second-generation Nokia 6 will also be available with a choice of 32 or 64 GB internal storage, for respectively CNY 1,499 or CNY 1,699.

Launched in January previous year, the Nokia 6 was HMD Globals first smartphone, which arrived as a mid-range offering.

HMD Global upgrades Nokia 6 smartphone for China launch