HMD has launched the new version of the Nokia 6, on which they corrected all the shortcomings of the original model. Nokia 6 retained the same shape of the body, and it is still carved out of single Aluminum 6000 block. The biggest change is the two-tone anodizing coloring method of the body which gives it that nice look. The device still hasa 5.5-inch, Full HD IPS LCD screen, which is bright at direct sunlight and has high contrast. The phones camera has been updated with ZEISS optics. The main camera still has 16 MP sensor, aperture of f/2.0 while the front camera also has the same specs, an 8 MP sensor, but that will do great for capturing Bothie, which is now enabled here, as well as face unlock. Also, Nokia Pro camera comes with the 6 as well.
These camera options wouldn’t be possible without a stronger processing power, that obviously lacked in the original one. Nokia 6 uses Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor that makes this device 60% faster than its predecessor.
The device still has 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB of internal memory which can be extended up to 128 GB with microSD cards. Another new thing is the USB-C port at the bottom, but Nokia 6 still kept 3.5 mm jack, so you don’t need to buy new headphones or an adapter. Nokia 6 still has a 3000 mAh battery but more energy efficient processor will ensure longevity. This time users will be able to fast charge the battery from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Some things had to go and now Nokia 6 doesn’t have the dual but rather a single speaker. Dolby sound isn’t mentioned at all, but you will be able to record great sound thanks to the two microphones backed up with the Nokia OZO Audio software.
Another great thing about the Nokia 6 is the coloring options. The device will be available in Black / Copper, White / Iron and Blue / Gold. Nokia 6 2018 (global variant) is a part of the Android One program, which means that it will receive security updates and Android upgrades for at least 2 years. Also, the 6 2018 has unlimited Google cloud storage for photos and will receive Android P once it becomes available.
Nokia 6 (2018), global version to be correct, will be available from in early April for a global average retail price of €279 for the 3/32GB version. Good news is that later we’ll see a 4GB RAM/64GB ROM version, but the price isn’t given.
Check out the data sheets for different variants down below.
The official press release follows down below.
Introducing the new Nokia 6
Built to last and designed to perform, the new Nokia 6 is over 60% faster than the award-winning original
Barcelona, Spain, 25 February 2018 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the release of the new Nokia 6 to fans around the world. Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and great new features into a more compact, durable body.
Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform, the new Nokia 6 is over 60% faster than its award-winning predecessor. Also, now offering enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™, the new Nokia 6 has been selected by Google to join the Android One family.
Taking the original’s precision craftsmanship to the next level the new Nokia 6 combines a unibody, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the new Nokia 6’s compact and refined body is designed to stay beautiful for longer.
Built to last
Built on the well-loved design of its predecessor, you can be sure that the new Nokia 6 is durable enough to take life’s everyday knocks, all while being even more compact than the previous generation. But it’s not just about durability, the new Nokia 6 has also got the style to match. It is finished using a unique two-tone anodising process to stand out from the crowd.
The original Nokia 6 received great feedback on its display, colours and brightness. The new Nokia 6 takes it even further by increasing the screen-to-body ratio with a sharp 5.5-inch full HD IPS laminated display so you can enjoy a stunning immersive entertainment experience in a compact package.
Powerful real-life performance
The new Nokia 6 delivers a fast and smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life. With its 3000mAh battery with USB type-C fast-charging, you can charge 50% of your phone’s battery in just 30 minutes.
For the moments you want to relive again and again, the 16 MP ZEISS rear camera with dual-tone flash and 8MP selfie camera will ensure you capture every detail. And because there are always two sides to every story, the new Nokia 6 features enhanced Dual-Sight. Activating the front and back cameras at the same time, Dual-Sight lets you create your very own #Bothie and even stream it live on social media. Plus, with Nokia spatial audio, you can record high-fidelity surround sound on all your videos, giving you an immersive experience when you watch it back, you’ll feel like you were there again.
For added security and ease, the new Nokia 6 recognises you, giving you the ability to unlock your phone with your face, lightning fast. Available over the air in Q2.
Pure, secure and up-to-date reinforced with Android One commitment
The new Nokia 6 joins the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. The new Nokia 6 will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates. Because it runs pure Android, the new Nokia 6 comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up your battery life or slow it down so you can enjoy your phone for longer. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One programme, the new Nokia 6 will come with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you’ll get more storage space.
By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.
Available in three slick colour blends: Black/Copper, White/Iron and Blue/Gold, as well as two configurations of 3GB RAM/32GB ROM, which will be available in early April, or 4GB RAM/64GB ROM coming later, the New Nokia 6[i] will retail for a global average retail price of €279 excluding taxes and subsidies.