Sunday , December 16 2018 Ausdroid » Hardware » Mobiles » Nokia 6 2018 is official with Snapdragon 630 processor and rear fingerprint sensor


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.

Source: Nokia China.

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Any news of an Australian release date? In desperate need of a new phone! Was gonna buy the current Nokia 6 but just wondering if I should wait!!

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Does it (still) have NFC? Can’t seem to find out.

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Hopefully here by end of feb for 350/399.

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Should my Nexus 5X drop dead any time this year (and I expect it will), this new Nokia 6 will be its replacement.

Expect the price to be more like $350 because of the Australia Tax.

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is it coming to australia

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