After leaked images and TENAA approval, Nokia has finally launched the 2018 variant of the Nokia 6 smartphone in an official event in China called the Nokia 6 (2018) that comes with upgraded features and design from its predecessor. The Nokia 6(2018) comes with rear mounted fingerprint scanner instead of the front one available with the 2017 variant that was having the fingerprint scanner on front. The Nokia 6 (2018) comes with a metal body design but it doesn’t have a full-screen display as rumored. It still runs on the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS but the good thing is that it is is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS that might be rolled out soon.
The Nokia 6 (2018) is priced at 1499 yuan (around $230) for the 32GB inbuilt storage options while the 64GB inbuilt storage variant is priced at 1699 yuan (around $262) and it will be available with Black and Silver color options. The interested users in China can pre-order it via Suning and will be available for sale starting January 10th in China. No details available about its global roll out yet. It might be launched as Nokia 8 (2018) or with Nokia 6 2nd generation in the global markets soon.
The new Nokia 6 (2018) or Nokia 6 2nd generation features a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPUand comes with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 32GB / 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal storage options with both supporting expandable storage up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS out of the box which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) and the device supports Hybrid Dual SIMs support (nano + nano / microSD).
It features a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, 1.0um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 1.12 pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 84° wide-angle lens. It is backed up by a 3000mAh built-in battery this time with fast charging support. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear side and supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio support. It measures 148.8 × 75.8 × 8.15-8.6mm and weights 172 grams.