Nokia, the Finnish smartphone manufacturer that once left the industry after getting beaten by Apple and other giants is on fire with the back to back new devices. Earlier this year the company announced the Nokia 6 2018 version that will be a mid-range smartphone with all the latest hardware support. In order to make its hold strong in the market especially in Asia, Nokia is coming up with a more affordable smartphone equipped with alluring specifications. Nokia 6 (2018) or Nokia 6.1 is the upgraded version of smartphone launched by the company back in January 2017. With the enhanced hardware, Nokia plans to compete with rivals in the mid-range smartphone category.
The Nokia 6 launched last year was a quite successful smartphone for the company and its compact size was appreciated by the users. This is what inspires the HMD Global to come with the next generation of the same series. Nokia 6 (2018) seems pretty good on paper considering the price, but let's check out what it exactly got for the users with a limited budget.
Nokia 6 is made up of the aluminum body that makes it look like a phone with the good quality build. However, there is no upgrade in the design Nokia 6 still looks like a solid block made out of metal to take the forces. The front side is covered with the glass and the little finishing with metal at the edges having contrasting colors remembered me the old Nokia phones with metal framing. Along with this, the edges are more like squared instead of curved that makes the user little uncomfortable while holding the phone for a long. Nokia 6 comes with a big bezel frame that makes the screen looks smaller. Along with this, there is a rear camera positioned at the back in a vertically oriented capsule along with the LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is mounted beneath the LED flash which is convenient to reach while holding the phone.
Nokia 6 owns a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display that comes with the 1080X1920 pixel resolution. However, HMD Global didn't incorporate the 18:9 aspect ratio to the phone and still stick to the 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen to body ratio of the phone is 73.2 percent and the phone's screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla glass 3. The display of Nokia 6 is quite good comparing the price range with the full HD resolution support the display output is satisfying. However, there is no IP metrics is mentioned which does not assures the water or dust proof capability of the phone.
The hardware support is the place where Nokia has invested all the effort for making a device worth paying for. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, which is coupled with Octa Core 2.2 GHz processor, Nokia 6 is capable of keeping up with the user's demands. Along with this, the processing unit of the phone is backed up by 3/4GB RAM and will be coming in two internal storage variant including 32GB and 64GB. The specifications offered by the company puts Nokia 6 ahead of many rivals smartphone in this budget. Nokia 6 is composed of the components that are enough for an average user to carry out all the tasks requiring a higher power. In addition, Nokia 6 also comes with a 16MP rear camera having f/2.0 aperture with the capability of phase detection autofocus, Zeiss optics and have a dual LED dual-tone flash. As obvious, the lens is crafted the by Zeiss, a long time partner of Nokia for its cameras. On flipping the phone you will find an 8MP front camera that is capable of capturing amazing selfies. The fingerprint sensor is mounted at the back panel which is positioned perfectly well and very easy to navigate by your finger. Nokia 6 comprises a 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery that is capable of lasting up to 507 hr at stand by and also comes with the quick charging support.
Nokia 6 release date and price
In January the company announced that it will be launching Nokia 6 soon and rumors were going around that the phone may land in April but that didn't happen. Flipkart just announced that the Nokia 6.1 or Nokia 6 2018 will be available from 13th May only in India and will cost $282.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow