Nokia 6 was the first phone when the Finnish brand announced its re-entry. However, there was one thing that made it look pale compared to competition. That was its processing power.
The 2018 Nokia 6 fixes exactly that. The new version replaces the Snapdragon 430 with Snapdragon 630 paired with 4GB RAM. This processor can be found on its competitors like Moto G5S. There’s small design change as well. In order to shrink bezels, capacitive buttons have been done away with and fingerprint sensor has been shifted to the back. Taking the criticism on last year’s phone positively, HMD Global has also introduced USB Type-C port on 2018 Nokia 6. All these are welcome changes while not messing up with anything else on the phone.
Its specsheet now reads Snapdragon 630 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB onboard storage, 5.5 inch FullHD display and 3,000 mAh battery. The camera reamins the same with 16MP sensor on the back and an 8MP sensor on the front. However, it borrows one nice trick of using both the cameras simultaneously from Nokia 8.
The 32GB variant comes in for ~US $230 and 64GB variant for ~US $260. Pre-orders in China will begin on 10th January. For now, it’s China exclusive. But since Nokia 6 was available in rest of the world, the 2018 upgrade should make it to other markets soon.