HMD decides to remove the notification LED from the global version of Nokia 6
Here is something that might be of interest to Nokia fans anxious to get their hands on the latest smartphones introduced by HMD Global earlier this year. Nokia 6, the first handset HMD made available on the market (China only), will have different global variants that are supposed to hit the shelves in early August.
Even in China, two Nokia 6 models are available for purchase, but they're not different when it comes to hardware. The only difference between the TA-1000 and TA-1003 versions is the fact that the latter comes with Google services, whereas the former doesn't.
However, when it comes to the global version, there are plenty of differences that we'll most likely talk about as soon as they arrive on the market. Until then, here is one that we didn't know about, but was recently confirmed by HMD.
It appears that the global version of Nokia 6 will not come with the notification LED that's included in the Chinese models. Neither of the four Nokia 6 models (TA-1033, TA-1039, TA-1021, TA-1025) will have this feature added.
HMD said they had taken the decision to remove the notification LED after doing some research, which means that customers outside China might not be so attached to this feature.
The notification LED usually makes things easier for someone that is using different communication channels (SMS, messaging apps, email, phone, etc.). That LED would have helped you avoid checking the phone every 5 minutes to make sure you haven't received any messages that you must reply. Still, the lack of a notification LED shouldn't be such a deal-breaker for Nokia fans.