HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018): Click here to know price, specs

Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 (2018) is now available for pre-order in China and the sale will start from January 10.

The new year has just rolled out and HMD Global is starting it not with a bang but with a tiny pop. The only letdown with the original Nokia 6 was the processor.

Design-wise, the new Nokia 6 looks fairly similar to the old one.

First introduced as a 2G feature phone at the MWC 2017, the Nokia 3310 3G variant was also recently unveiled by HMD Global led Nokia.

There's a circular fingerprint scanner on the back of Nokia 6 (2018). This display has an aspect ratio of 16:9, and not 18:9, which is a sad thing. But what's happened has happened and it's nice to see HMD realizing the Nokia 6's obvious downsides. To begin with, the fingerprint sensor is shifted to the back of the phone. Underneath, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor has replaced the Snapdragon 430 but it sports the same 3000mAh non-removable battery. Other tidbits include a 3,000 mAh battery, LTE Cat 4 radio, dual SIM slots and storage expansion via microSD card (though this takes up the second SIM slot).

Earlier Nokia also launched the Windows-based smartphones in India but they were not able to compete with the Android-based phones.

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In the photography department, the smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0 along with OZO audio recording feature. The body of Nokia 6 (2018) has a metal unibody and it is made of nearly 6000 series aluminum. All the connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS are present on the smartphone. Fast charging tech is also supported by the handset.

The Nokia 6 (2018) has leaked out.

Considering that Suning has all of these graphics and details about the Nokia 6 (2018), an official launch can't be too far off. Apparently, the smartphone will be available exclusively through Amazon India for a price that hasn't been disclosed yet.

Pricing for the Nokia 6 (2018) is expected to start at CNY1499 ($240 USD) for the 32GB model.

Other damning comments included: "We should avoid this phone" and "I don't understand why anyone would buy a brand new phone with an outdated OS [operating system]". Let us know by commenting below.

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