Nokia has kicked off 2018 with one of the first phone launches, announcing the 2018 edition of the Nokia 6. There’s been some changes since the original with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and more powerful internals.
The handset is still an aluminium unibody design, and comes with a 5.5″ FullHD (1920×1080) resolution IPS LCD display and now has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and slight smaller bezels. The other major change is the removal of the capacitive buttons on the front, replaced with on-screen soft keys making for a much cleaner looking front.
Internally, the processor has been bumped from the Snapdragon 430 in the 2017 edition to a much more powerful Snapdragon 630, with 4GB of RAM included. The Nokia 6 2018 comes with either 32GB or 64GB of storage, with a microSD card slot (up to 128GB). The camera is still a single 16MP sensor on the rear, with an 8MP front-facing camera as well. The phone will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery that can be charged through the USB-C port.
HMD Global is launching the Nokia 6 with Nougat (Android 7.1.1) but promises regular updates – including an Oreo update coming soon.
The Nokia 6 (2018) will launch in both White (with red highlights) and Black (with copper highlights) for CNY 1,499 ($293.80AUD) for the 32GB model, while the 64GB model will cost CNY 1,699 ($332.94AUD) when the phone goes up for pre-order in China on January 10th. HMD Global will be expanding availability globally, but has yet to announce any new on Australia.