Nokia 6 to arrive in Europe and Latin America with less memory, upgraded front camera

HMD Global is expected to release the Nokia 6 in Europe and Latin America sooner rather than later. And up until now, we thought that we'd be getting the exact same phone released in China, with minor changes to software and supported LTE bands. It turns out, however, that we were wrong.

We received information straight from the horse's mouth that Nokia 6, the first Android-based smartphone by HMD, will be getting its hardware (and perhaps some of its software) revised for its European debut. However, added features will come at the expense of slightly lowered specs.

Here's what HMD had to say about the revised hardware:

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  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



5. Guaire

Posts: 900; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

So judging by BOM cost analyses maybe they shaved ~$7 from storage, ~$7 from RAM and added less than ~$1 to front camera with a voice coil motor. Whole flagship grade front camera modules cost around $3. Today best smartphone back camera modules (like S8's and Pixel's) cost less than $14. I remember the days when they released the Lumia phones without LED flash or front camera. Old Nokia habits did not die I guess.

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

a smartphone that was less than a $100

3. hemedans

Posts: 763; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

phonearena want to make it as news, since february at mwc they anounced global version will have 3GB ram, if you want 4GB ram then you have to purchase jet black version

2. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

But they did say that from the beginning that the global version was going to have 3GB RAM, It's stated on their website.


Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

If there is no difference in performance what was the point of adding 4 in the first place?

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2721; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

They said "most consumers" won't see a difference, not that a difference does not exist.

6. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

4GB RAM seems too much for a Snapdragon 435, we need a Nokia 6 version with the 625/626 at least.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

RAM price has gone up quite drastically due to memory chips high demands. Those that building their own DIY PC should know it. The DDR4 DRAM price is at an all time high. I don't mind a 3GB phone running on a stock Android.

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