Update: After being launched on April 4, Nokia 6 will formally go on sale on April 6.
The Nokia 6 (2018) is the successor to final yr’s Nokia 6. It packs extra energy than its predecessor however it’s additionally extra pricey. Elements that work in its favour are its aluminium physique and quick charging however it leaves the consumer wanting in relation to the show and digicam high quality.
It doesn’t change too many options, however addresses many of the complaints that customers had with the Nokia 6. Although not excellent, the Nokia 6 (2018) is a good mid-range telephone. It was formally introduced on the Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this yr.
The telephone is carved out of a block of aluminium giving the telephone a strong however clean outer physique.
HMD Global added its personal distinctive tackle the the design on Nokia telephones by including the ‘double anodisation’ course of. The tactic principally lets you’ve a metallic telephone which may be blue from behind or have golden trims when the metallic beneath isn’t coloured in any respect. With the Nokia 6 (2018), the system might be out there in black with a scattered copper and in white with a iron trim.
The fingerprint was positioned on the entrance of the Nokia 6, however this yr’s version has it moved to the again. Customers can even have the choice of unlocking the telephone with their face.
Display and screen
Nokia’s gotten rid of all of the capacitive buttons giving the brand new telephone a cleaner look than its predecessor.
Although the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia Eight Sirocco have similar sized shows, the brand new Nokia 6 is a bigger smartphone because of greater bezels across the edges. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display screen.
Sadly, the telephone doesn’t have an 18:9 side ratio show giving the consumer more room to faucet their thumbs whereas taking part in video games. They aren’t the norm in mid-range telephones, however in a telephone like this, you’ll be able to’t assist however really feel that it’s missing.
Hardware and software program
The chipset on the Nokia 6 wasn’t too spectacular. It solely had an entry-level Snapdragon 430 SoC. The brand new Nokia 6, however, comes with a Snapdragon 630 chipset. Most smartphones that run on that exact SoC have confirmed to operate effectively and help heavier video games resembling Asphalt 8.
There are going to be two variants of the telephone, the 3GB/32GB possibility and one other 4GB/64GB configuration.
The Nokia 6 (2018) is a part of the Android One program, which implies it has a inventory Android interface making the telephone muddle free, like different Nokia telephones.
The Nokia 6 (2018) has 16MP rear digicam geared up with a Zeiss-branded lens. The photograph samples out there to date don’t paint a formidable image. The photographs come out gentle because the digicam doesn’t function picture stabilisation (IS).
The 8MP front digicam comes with the Nokia Bothie function, letting customers seize two moments in a single go. Customers lively on social platforms would welcome such a function.
Each the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 6 (2018) are powered by a 3000mAh battery. The newer mannequin ought to, comparatively, have longer battery life because it runs on a extra environment friendly chipset. Thus, we will anticipate the battery to last more than a day, even below heavy use.
One other essential improve is the mixing of quick charging within the Nokia 6 (2018). The unique Nokia 6 supported quick charging as effectively, however didn’t include a quick charger within the field itself. The brand new Nokia claims to have the ability to cost from 0% to 50% inside a span of 30 minutes.
On the MWC 2018 Nokia Mobiles announced that the Nokia 6 (2018) could be priced at a worldwide common of round Rs 22,196. In India, the worth will in all probability be a little bit cheaper preserving with previous Nokia smartphone launches. The market in India for mid-range telephones is extra aggressive and presently dominated by Chinese players.
It’s a little bit costlier than the Nokia 6, however it’s additionally geared up with higher hardware, like a extra highly effective SoC and quick charging.
The Nokia 6 (2018) was launched on April 4 with the price tag of Rs 16,999. It goes on sale beginning April 6.
The telephone will not be out there on Amazon or Flipkart however customers can all the time go to the Nokia Cell Store and purchase the telephone offline from one the stores.