HMD Global has officially announced the 2nd generation Nokia 6.
The Nokia 6 2018 is a step up from last year’s iteration, with a noticeable upgrade in the design and hardware department. It features a 6000 series metal design which is said to be more durable than the previous generation.
The Finnish manufacturer ditched the home button in front in favor of the fingerprint scanner at the back. However, it’s not because of switching to the 18:9 aspect ratio. In fact, the company decided to stick with the 16:9 display against going with the trend.
It features a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 chipset. There’s 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and the storage is upgradeable up to 128GB via microSD.
Even though it’s a new smartphone, it will run on an outdated Android 7.1.1 OS out of the box. There’s no mention of an Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade, but we expect it to be in the pipeline considering that HMD Global already confirmed its arrival on older smartphones.
In the camera department, the Nokia 6 2018 boasts a 16-megapixel sensor with phase-detection autofocus and f/2.0 aperture supported by a dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel shooter with wide-angle capabilities of up to 84-degrees. As expected, the handset also gets the Dual-Sight technology which enables the user to captures photos and videos on both cameras simultaneously.
It has dimensions of 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.6mm and 172 grams in terms of weight. Other standard features include Bluetooth v5.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, USB Type-C, 4G LTE, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack.
China is getting the first dibs on the 2nd generation Nokia 6 (2018) and it’s already up for pre-order for a starting price of CNY 1,499 (~Php11,500) for the 32GB variant. Meanwhile, the 64GB model costs CNY 1,699 (~Php13,000). It will be available in black and silver color options.