Regarding the price, Nokia 6 is an affordable phone that is giving a lot to the buyer. There is nicely done aluminum body, 2.5D Gorilla glass, decent back and front camera (I hope), and many other things that could make everybody happy. But, there is also a touch of the big money league there and that can be observed in the screen technology used in Nokia 6. This phone has 5.5 inch IPS LCD screen which is attributed as Hybrid In-Cell screen. This technology has been used since 2012 to achieve slimmer mobile phones since the screen is compact but offer more in regard of resolution and brightness.
In-Cell means that a touch input and the screen layer are integrated in a single layer, and this technology is used with LCD, AMOLED and e-ink displays. On the other hand, there is a competitive technology called On-Cell, where touch input is placed above the screen matrix. This type of solution only allows AMOLED screens to be used as opposed to In-Cell.
HMD press release:
Delivering quality to the core, the Nokia 6 display has a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
Nokia 6 is using the Hybrid In-Cell screen solution what means that the transmitting layer of the touch sensor is In-Cell, while the receiving layer is placed above the colour filter glass layer, just below the polarizer and protective glass layer. That is why HMD managed to achieve thinner screen bezels and relatively bright screen. This one can achieve 450 nits, which is not so nice if we remember that Nokia 701 (Symbian) and Samsung Galaxy Note7 had 1000 nits screen. But, if we compare it with the screen of Samsung Galaxy 6 (432 nits), screen of Nokia 6 is much better.
So, this is not so bad for an affordable mid-range device?