HMD modified the global #Nokia 6 variant before release

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:

Software part:
  1. Fix RF Card configuration error
  2. Not load FP driver when the device enter power off charging
Hardware part:
  1. Add 2nd source battery, HE335
  2. Add 4G RAM / 64G ROM
  3. Change L6219 & R6210 to NC to improve WiFi mask performance
  4. Change L6220 to NC
  5. Change R711, R707, R2207 to Murata Bead board to optimize camera de-sense
  6. Change FPM to low voltage, add one diode + Low voltage FW to reduce FPM noise
  7. Speaker Box SUS material change from 304 to 430 to resolve static magnetic issue.
  8. Change coil material from FH5 to FH7 to improve coil heat resistant.
  1. Rear cover, Increase the thickness of Rib to improve the Main Cam deviation
  2. Rear cover, Increase the chamfer to fit the change of battery tape
  3. Rear cover, Decrease the thickness to increase the gap between Battery and Rear Cover
  4. Camera Ring, modify the Rib of Camera Ring to avoid the interference
  5. A Cover, increase the mark of PLE
  6. Change front camera sponge to conductive sponge, to resolve defense issue
  7. Power Key: modify the key dimension to improve key feeling
  8. Rear cover, increase thickness of NFC pad
  9. Rear cover, increase thickness to resolve the front cam deviation issue
  10. 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.

Thanks Viccky and LoveNokia for the tip. πŸ™‚


Source: FCC

  • BTW Is it just for US variant or is it for every country?

    • I think all 4 models are included. TA-1025 and TA-1039 are for US

      • πŸ™‚ I don’t understand which TA-xxxx is for which country πŸ˜› I just know that TA-1000 is China and TA-1003 is the one with Google Play LOL. That too i got to know because of you πŸ˜›

        • TA-1021 and TA-1033 support LTE bands 1 and 20 mainly used in Europe, so those two are the global dual sim and single sim variants. Two remaining (1025 and 1039) are for use because we learned yesterday that the US version doesn’t support LTE bands 1 and 20 πŸ™‚

    • Damjan

      it says GLOBAL model..

  • “Rear cover, Decrease the thickness to increase the gap between Battery and Rear Cover”
    They decreased the thickness of the metal back? πŸ™

    • I guess they know what they are doing Β―_(ツ)_/Β―.

      • You didn’t understand too? πŸ˜›

    • Did you also notice this: Add 4G RAM / 64G ROM

      Probably the arte black will not exist as a different product model. Good for reducing confusion :p

  • Amarinder Singh

    I want to buy nokia 6 to use mainly in India and europe. which variant is better for that?
    Also, copper color comes with 4gb ram?

    • Stick to the EU/India version that will be available in the stores close to you. Don’t buy the Chinese version.
      No, only Arte Black will be available as 64/4 version.

      • Amarinder Singh


  • Alvin Dalman

    I buy my Nokia 6 TA1021 here in the Philippines. when I checked the IMEI number it appears the model of Nokia as Asha not Nokia 6. Will somebody help me please. Thank you.

    • Can you describe in detail what problem do you have with the device?