Today HMD officially took the wraps off its second generation Nokia 6 smartphone. It comes with a more capable chipset and a reduced footprint, but otherwise shares most of its hardware with the original Nokia 6.
The second gen Nokia 6 or Nokia 6 (2018), if you will, is built around a 5.5” IPS LCD of 16:9 aspect and FullHD resolution and sport a Snapdragon 630 with 2.2GHz octa-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. The screen is protected by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The operating system version is still Android 7.1 Nougat, but a quick update to 8.0 Oreo is promised to bring the new Nokia 6 up to speed.
The phone switches to the newer USB-C standard for data connection and charging of its 3,000 mAh battery. but has the same camera pair as its predecessor. This means the Second gen Nokia 6 has a single 16MP camera with 1.0um pixels and F/2.0 lens at the back and an 8MP shooter with 1.12um pixels and F/2.2 aperture at the front.
A microSD card slot lets you extend the available storage, which is 32GB or 64GB depending on the version you purchase. There’s a single speaker on board, but the 3.5mm audio is also here to stay.
The final major change the Nokia 6 (2018) brings is the fingerprint sensor, which has moved to the back to help reduce the footprint of the phone. As a result the second gen Nokia 6 measures 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.15mm (8.6mm thick at the camera), which more is than 5mm shorter than the original one.
The second-gen Nokia 6 is available for pre-order in Black and Silver color options for CNY1,499 ($230/£170/€190) for the 32GB version, while the 64GB one costs CNY1,699($260/£190/€215). Actual sales begin on January 10.
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