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It’s 2018 and HMD Global seems to be taking the center stage with the release of a new Nokia handset. Dubbed Nokia 6 (2018), the handset is the first offering from the Finnish-based company.
Apparently, the new handset is the successor to last year’s Nokia 6 that was launched in China. Seeing the first roll out to the Chinese market, the handset is priced at CNY 1,499 for 32GB storage variant and CNY 1,699 for the 64GB memory version. The handsets were both launched in Black and Silver color variants.
In terms of specs, the new Nokia 6 (2018) supports dual-SIM (Nano) and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. The company also hinted the handset will see an update to Android 8.0 Oreo months from now.
Sporting a 5.5-inch IPS display clubbed with a full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, the new Nokia offering is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, clocked at 2.2GHz.
Packing 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the handset’s inbuilt memory can be expanded via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB).
As per optics, the phone bears a 16-megapixel rear sensor paired with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF lens that sports f/2.0 aperture. At the front area, the camera brings an 8-megapixel sensor equipped with a f/2.0, 84-degree wide-angle lens.
Talking about connectivity, the handset brings FM radio, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery that the company claims support fast charging technology. The phone measures 148.8×75.8×8.6mm and weigh 172 grams.