One of the most loved midrangers is back: the new and improved Nokia 6 goes global

One of the most loved midrangers is back: the new and improved Nokia 6 goes global
Nokia made its debut last year with the Nokia 6 and it sure managed to stir some emotions. It first launched as a China-exclusive product, which further made anticipation for it grow globally. Both skeptics and devout Nokia fans were waiting with baited breath — would it be the awesome device Nokia promises it to be, or would it be just another midrange Android flop? Then, the Nokia 6 launched across all markets and was a pretty well received thanks to its mix of design, specs, snappy software, and good pricing.

Well, the Nokia 6 (2018) follows the steps of its predecessor. It has already been launched in China almost 2 months ago and has just been showcased on MWC in Barcelona as well. Let's see how it improves on the already successful formula!

While the old Nokia 6 wasn't at all ugly, its appearance was sort of subdued and understated. It was the cool thing in the background, not a fashion statement. The Nokia 6 (2018) throws this notion out the door — its aluminum body is finished with two-tone anodization to make for some striking accents. It comes in three colors that pop — a black with copper accents, white with pink-ish accents, or blue with gold accents.

The phone is on the upper side of the midrange scale and rocks an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, capable of reaching 2.2 GHz clock speeds. Sold in two variants, it will either come with 32 GB of memory and 3 GB of RAM, or 64 GB of memory and 4 GB of RAM. The display up front has a 5.5-inch diagonal and a standard, 16:9 aspect ratio. A 3,000 mAh battery keeps things running.

On the camera side of things, we have a 16 MP main camera with Zeiss optics. What's important to know here is that — from now on — every Nokia phone with the Zeiss brand on its camera will come with a cool Manual mode in the camera app. It looks very similar to what we've seen on Lumia phones before and gives you full control over focus, white balance, ISO, and shutter speed, with changes being previewable straight in the viewfinder. On the front, we have an 8 MP snapper for your detailed selfie needs.

Another piece of big news here — Nokia is now an Android One partner. The Nokia 6 comes with a “pure” build of Android 8 Oreo and, thanks to the partnership with Google, it will receive security updates and major Android patches as soon as Google pushes them. No more manufacturer slowdowns, at least that's what we were promised.

The Nokia 6 will launch in early April and will cost around $345.

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14 Comments

1. Monty22

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2018

Are you sure about its price 245 dollar ?

4. paul.k

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

$345. Sorry, fake-news-level typo :(

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

At $345, it's hardly a 'mid-range'. But... The specs surely are! Old 16:9 aspect ratio, sub par camera, relatively old SoC and a sky high price tag given the meager specs. Great job, HMD! Better get The Redmi 5 Pro with Snapdragon 636 for $240 if you're from The South Asia region. Ha! G'Day!

6. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

They said 279 euros

2. KingSam

Posts: 1340; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Solid. I believe it lacks a type c port and the camera is a tad behind the honor 7x. But the Chinese version don't have Zeiss branding so it could be improved.

5. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

It has Type C.

7. Sleeplessmedal

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 02, 2018

its a mid ranger which offers more compared to other mid rangers

3. Sleeplessmedal

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 02, 2018

Nokia will be ruling midrange phone market this year!

8. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

This is great news. But I want the Nokia 7 Plus, and I hope it comes to the US.

9. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Too expensive. Everything has to be judged by honor 7x's price at $200. There are certainly improvements to be made over the 7x but spending an extra $145 on something that will have a worse camera doesn't make sense

13. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I can concur with this.

14. Monty22

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2018

it's European price .... in India it will be cheaper

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