HMD sent an official letter to the FCC announcing that the company made changes software, hardware and mechanical changes to the Nokia 6 versions that were certified by FCC before.
FCC certified four models of Nokia 6: TA-1021, TA-1025, TA-1033 and TA-1039. There are also the TA-1000 and TA-1003 that are being sold in China. The two China models don’t have NFC and come with 1GB RAM more, but the TA-1000 doesn’t have the Google Play store.
Changes HMD noted in the letter to FCC include:
Fix RF Card configuration error
Not load FP driver when the device enter power off charging
Add 2nd source battery, HE335
Add 4G RAM / 64G ROM
Change L6219 & R6210 to NC to improve WiFi mask performance
Change L6220 to NC
Change R711, R707, R2207 to Murata Bead board to optimize camera de-sense
Change FPM to low voltage, add one diode + Low voltage FW to reduce FPM noise
Speaker Box SUS material change from 304 to 430 to resolve static magnetic issue.
Change coil material from FH5 to FH7 to improve coil heat resistant.
Rear cover, Increase the thickness of Rib to improve the Main Cam deviation
Rear cover, Increase the chamfer to fit the change of battery tape
Rear cover, Decrease the thickness to increase the gap between Battery and Rear Cover
Camera Ring, modify the Rib of Camera Ring to avoid the interference
A Cover, increase the mark of PLE
Change front camera sponge to conductive sponge, to resolve defense issue
Power Key: modify the key dimension to improve key feeling
Rear cover, increase thickness of NFC pad
Rear cover, increase thickness to resolve the front cam deviation issue
Rear cover, modify the gap between rear cover & A cover to resolve assembly interference issue
It’s good to know that HMD didn’t stay still while FIH Mobile was struggling with production, but listened to consumer feedback and analyzed the performance of the device on the Chinese market, thus making changes like enlarging the power button or changing some materials for better performance.
The Nokia 6 is expected to hit the market globally starting June 30th in Finland, with other markets following afterwards. The global average price of the phone is €229.