HMD Global officially unveiled the Nokia 6 (2018) today. While the rumors that surfaced in the past few weeks already revealed many of its specs and features, we finally know everything there is to know about the new model. The original Nokia 6 was definitely not the company’s best and most powerful smartphone, but it was a solid mid-range handset. So is the Nokia 6 (2018). The design of the smartphone did not change dramatically, however, there are some things that have changed, and only for the best.
First of all, the Nokia 6 got a little smaller. The 2018 model has the same display size, namely 5.5-inch, however, the body of the smartphone got slightly smaller. In order to accomplish this, HMD Global needed to move the fingerprint sensor to the back panel of the handset. The result is a more modern-looking smartphone with slightly slimmer bezels. Another thing that changed is the design of the back camera. The new model’s primary camera now has a nice, colored rim that looks great with every color option. Apart from these, the design of the smartphone did not suffer other alterations. HMD Global even kept the 16:9 aspect ratio we seldom see nowadays.
The great changes of the Nokia 6 (2018) come from the inside. Instead of the original model’s Snapdragon 430 chipset, the second generation Nokia 6 offers a more powerful and energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. While the maximum amount of memory did not change, the 3GB version seems to have vanished. The Nokia 6 (2018) will only become available with 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. The cameras and the battery also remained the same. There is a change in the connectivity section, though. The Nokia 6 (2018) now support Bluetooth 5.0, which is a great thing, as it is a lot faster than Bluetooth 4.2.
The new smartphone will reportedly become available for purchase starting next week. however, the smartphone can already be pre-ordered. The 32GB version’s price is $230, while the 64GB variant will sell for $260. There are other smartphones that are more affordable, however, the Nokia 6 (2018) might prove to be worth every cent. It is a solid, reliable smartphone that offers a lot for its price.