Nokia 6.2 goes up for pre-order in the US with reasonable price and respectable specs

Nokia 6.2 goes up for pre-order in the US with reasonable price and respectable specs
According to Nokia's official US website, there are no less than 13 smartphones from the early 2017-revived brand available stateside at very reasonable prices ranging from $40 to $450. But you can actually add one more name to that already extensive list, as the Nokia 6.2 seems to have discreetly gone up for pre-order on Amazon at some point this week.

Formally unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin last month, the 6.3-inch mid-ranger was expected to cost as little as 200 bucks when it eventually came to the US. Ultimately, exclusive global brand licensee HMD Global appears to have settled on a slightly higher $249 price point, with black and "Ice Blue" hues currently available ahead of an October 28 release with 64 gigs of storage space on deck.

As the name suggests, this comes with a number of downgrades over the specifications of the $350 Nokia 7.2, including a humbler Snapdragon 636 processor (compared to the 660 silicon powering the costlier handset), a modest-sounding 8MP selfie shooter (versus a 20MP camera on the front of the 7.2), and a triple rear-facing lens system consisting of 16, 8, and 5MP imaging sensors (compared to a 48 + 8 + 5MP setup).

Then again, the Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 also have quite a lot in common, starting with the same exact IPS LCD panel sporting a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, as well as a sleek notch and relatively small chin, and including a 3,500mAh battery, 4GB RAM count, and of course, a clean Android One software experience too with an Android 10 update right around the corner.

If you're not necessarily a hardcore Nokia fan, we should probably point out the 6.2 is entering a price bracket mainly dominated by the likes of the Moto G7 and G7 Power

HMD's newest mid-range soldier packs a slightly faster chipset than its key rivals, as well as a larger battery than the "regular" G7 variant and more memory than the $250 G7 Power. The Nokia 6.2 also has a more complex camera system, at least on paper. Before pulling the trigger, you might want to keep in mind the GSM unlocked phone is exclusively compatible with carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, lacking support for Sprint and Verizon.


Pre-order the phone on Amazon in black and ice blue



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8 Comments

1. youngcrv

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2018

FWIW, the new Moto G8 lineup is scheduled to be released on October 24th.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3163; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

As long as the Moto G series lacks NFC, they will always remain on the low end of the mid-range totem pole. Sony and HMD/Nokia include this feature on their budget offerings. Not to mention Sony and HMD's track record of updates as opposed to Moto's record of non-updates. May as well buy a Blu for less money.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed, Crispin. The Motorola’s G Series could be so much better, but these omissions really pull them down.

6. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree but I also disagree, Crispin. For one, it's actually Lenovo that is at fault for the lack of updates on the Moto G devices. The Motorola of old would have updated their devices. Another thing is that Motorola has far better carrier compatibility than anything from Sony and Nokia has. Now you can say what you want about GSM and CDMA, but the point is that they are compatible with more carriers. A lot of people do take that into consideration which is why the G series is so popular. I will agree with you on NFC. There's no reason for them to not include it.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Whether it’s Lenovo’s fault or not, it still stands that Nokia branded smartphones are better when it comes to updates. For better or for worse, Motorola is a part of Lenovo now. The average consumer also doesn’t care as much about support for all carriers, they only care or a phone has support for the current carrier that they are on. Exemplary software support, better build quality, and better cameras are why Nokia branded smartphones are so popular, and have better future proofing than Motorola smartphones. And with all carriers soon to be using VoLTE, especially when CDMA is completely gone, Motorola being more compatible with carriers will be a thing of the past.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great looking midranger, and what I’m sure is going to be a great successor to its predecessor. HMD really is putting out some good midrange smartphones with phenomenal software support with a great track record for Full OS updates and monthly security updates at great prices.

5. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Color me surprised because I didn't think this would be coming to the US. It's a major step up from the 6.1 which was a pretty bad phone from my experience. I'm glad they bumped the specs and the memory up. Only thing they need to do now is make them compatible with all carriers and support Band 71 on T-Mobile.

8. mvrcxrii

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2019

The camera look like my car's exaust(I know it is not like that but I am bad at English) from GTA V

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