Nokia 6 2nd Generation announced with better CPU, OZO Audio and Bothie mode


As expected, HMD Global has just taken the wraps off another Android smartphone, a small Nokia 6 upgrade. Dubbed Nokia 6 2nd Generation, the handset will be exclusively available for purchase in China for $230.

Unlike the previous Nokia 6 model that packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, the 2nd Generation comes with an upgraded 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 CPU.

The new Nokia 6 2nd Gen comes in two variations: 32GB and 64GB. Both versions include 4GB RAM though. The former costs $230, whereas the latter will sell for around $245 outright. Both can already be reserved in China, but they will only hit the shelves on January 10.

Another difference between the two Nokia 6 smartphones is the new model features OZO Audio recording, an advanced spatial audio technology with 3D capture and playback capabilities. It offers high fidelity 360-degree sound captured with the smartphone.


There are no changes when it comes to photography features, as both phones come with the same configuration: 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and 8-megapixel selfie snapper. Still, the new Nokia 6 2nd Gen adds the Bothie mode that only comes with the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8.

Also, since Nokia 6 2nd Gen does not come with a physical home button like the previous model, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone. It's got the same 5.5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution

Unfortunately, the same goes for the software since HMD did not include Android Oreo on the new Nokia 6 2nd Gen. However, even though the smartphone ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, HMD promised an Oreo update will soon be released for the Nokia 6 2nd Gen.



source: Nokia

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6 (2018)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(16h talk time)

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31 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 392; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

This company will be dead soon

4. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

For 230, it is a great phone. The first generation came with 430 which was a disappointment but this generation is good.

11. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Why they left such huge bezel on the bottom?!? Why they move FPS on the back?!? This is very stupid design/engineer decision. There is nothing - no FPS, no speaker, nothig.Why?

14. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

It's a midrange device, what do you expect?

20. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

That's harsh, man...

21. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Maybe, but it's true.

29. Mumblefluff

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 06, 2018

No it's not.

28. Mumblefluff

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 06, 2018

Why are you so stupid? Why would you expect flagship features from a phone that costs few times less than most flagships? They also reduced bezels from 1st gen. f**k, how there's people as stupid as you is beyond understanding..

30. Mumblefluff

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 06, 2018

FPS on the back is kind of an industry standard for Android at this point, it's a preference. It's not stupid just because you don't like it. There is FPS, are you ok in the head? It's there, just different place. If they reduced bezels on 16:9 even more, it would look too wide, 2:1 display is probably more expensive, it's NOT A FLAGSHIP for crying out loud, it's very well priced midrange phone, why would you expect small bezels in a phone this cheap, especially when there's already decent chip in this for the price.

31. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Dont you have money ?

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, it won’t.

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

*This company will be dead soon* Dream on Sheep! The evil fruit is going down just wait and see!

27. Mumblefluff

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 06, 2018

No they won't be. They're doing good things, you're just too dumb or ignorant to understand that.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Why not Oreo out of the box? So much for marketing latest OS.

3. Akilesh

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It is the Chinese variant. Global variant will run Android 8.1 out-of-the-box

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Now how do you know that?

26. Akilesh

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

In fact the Chinese version runs oreo out of the box.

13. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Yea, and global version will come in June, July.. Who will care about such phone after 4-5 months? And the battery capacity is reduced instead to be increased. Stupid decision as is FPS on the back.

16. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

battery capacity is not reduced...it stays the same

18. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

and see you when they sell this phone by march in international market...lol

19. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

that delay with 3,5,6 happened only because it was the first time they were launching smartphones.. new company , setting up business in so many countries at the same time , supply issues that did not happen with Nokia 8 and Nokia 2 .. and won't happen in future

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

So much for it NOT coming with the SD 630. Who said that it wouldn’t, again? In any event, definitely liking what I’m seeing. Was hoping for an upgraded camera, but the one on the Nokia 6 predecessor isn’t bad. SD 630 is a welcome edition. Hope it’s released stateside soon.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

So... Nokia is indeed gunning for Xiaomi now, eh? A Snapdragon 630 for $230 is indeed impressive and undercuts LOTS of phones, specially from other Chinese companies like Vivo and Oppo. Xiaomi Mi A1 (AndroidOne) with slightly older SD625 SoC and dual-camera module still remains a formidable foe though. In any case, I would love to see a Snapdragon 845 totting Nokia around the $450 mark with 4-6 Gigs of RAM, a 6" 2:1 Display, Carl Zeiss optics with Android Oreo on board and support for Treble and it just might be my future phone! Win me back, Nokia. G'Day!

8. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I wish Nokia come back too, but the specs will cost more than $450. $550 is good price for those specs.

9. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

sorry we're not trying to pleased someone who cannot be pleased... regards HMD Global

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Do I strike you as a grumpy old man who's always angry about something? Come-on, laddie! I wish everyone a "G'Day" almost everywhere so I must be a hale and hearty old fellow! An old fellow who so happens to be very picky and descriptive about his wishes and desires. I'm a man of precision, I fear! G'Day! Regards; GreenMan.

17. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Haha... phonearena needs emoji support comment section regards

22. Whitedot

Posts: 771; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

"Snapdragon 845 totting Nokia around the $450 " Not likely in this world. By the way old good Carl Zeis is not Carl Zeis that used to be in Nokia phones back in the days. It's rather sound and almighty marketing if you know what I mean. I wish they reintroduced real decent optics for which I would pay extra given NOkia hardware looks really nice.

24. Whitedot

Posts: 771; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

"I meant new Carl Zeis is not the old Carl Zeis that used be in Nokia phones back in the days " Damn hate the lack the proper edit option.

23. Duncdawg26

Posts: 170; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

It's a good offering this chip at this price point (assuming it stays that much in the States). But Idk if I could buy a brand new phone that doesn't have smaller bezels and at least the 2:1 screen. I don't care about dual cameras (the new pixels show they're pointless) but I think the 7x still wins my vote. The biggest draw back is honor'software- a heavy skin and no updates... Maybe moto g will make it to 2:1 screen (lol- not for another 2 years)

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