HMD Global – the global home of Nokia Android smartphones, started the current year by unveiling Nokia 2018 lineup at the Mobile World Congress held in February this year including the new version of the last year’s best-selling smartphone Nokia 6.
Good news for Pakistani Nokia fans as the new Nokia 6 2018 has been made officially available across the country with improved specs.
Nokia 6 2018 – Features
The new Nokia 6 is quite similar to its predecessor in terms of overall design features; though differing some internal specs. The earlier version of Nokia 6 was considered to be the most durable device of the year 2017; so will be true for the new model as well. The Nokia 6 2018 is crafted out of series 6000 aluminum ensuring its durability.
The sleek designed smartphone carries a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD panel on the front having aspect ratio of 16:9 and layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. HMD Global has managed to trim down the bezels on Nokia 6 2018 from those of the earlier version and moved the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device.
HMD Global has replaced the older Snapdragon 430 chipset with the new and much more powerful Snapdragon 630 chipset ensuring faster user experience with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. However, a dedicated microSD card slot is also there with an option to increase the storage to fulfil your data needs.
The Nokia 6 2018 is a dual SIM supported device by default that runs on stock Android Oreo out of the box; thanks to being an Android One phone. However, the smartphone will be upgraded to Android P and Android Q while receiving continue security updates for next 3 years.
As far as camera features are concerned, there is no key change or upgrade to the newer model as there is the same 16 MP f/2.0 sensor on the back sported with PDAF and a dual LED flash. The front camera is also the same with an 8 MP f/2 lens enriched with autofocus and 84-degree field-of-view.
The Nokia 6 2018 comes with the same-sized battery of 3,000 mAh that was introduced with its predecessor last year along with fast charging support. However, a USB type-C slot has replaced the older microUSB catering for the faster charging up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Nokia 6 2018 – Pricing
Nokia Pakistan has announced the official price tag for the base variant of Nokia 6 2018 to be Rs. 29,900 only. However, the price for the 4 GB/64 GB variant hasn’t been announced yet.
Nokia 6 2018 – Specifications
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Android 8.0 Oreo planned)|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|Internal Memory||32/64 GB|
|Card slot||yes, up to 256 GB|
|Display||5.5-inch FullHD (1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|Dimensions||148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes, Rear-Mounted|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Primary Camera||16MP, PDAF, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Secondary Camera||8MP AF, 1080P|
|Battery||3,000mAh with a Type-C connector|
|Price||Rs. 29,900 (for 3GB/32GB)|