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Nokia 6 (2018): one year on, what’s the difference?

It has been one year since Nokia 6 debuted with 100,000 units snapped up in just a few minutes of its release. So what’s the difference with this year’s upgrade?

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To answer that question, let’s take a trip down memory lane and take a good look at Nokia 6 with its specs as per below:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~403 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • 2.5D curved display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12 µm pixel size
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB
  • Dolby Atmos sound enhancement
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2017 release date
  • $300 USD price tag

Nokia 6 brought back some good old times with its 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, metal body, 2.5D curved display, great 16MP-8MP camera combination, large storage and a great Dolby sound system among other things.

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Now, let’s further scrutinize Nokia 6 (2018) and see its developments:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio and ~403 ppi density
  • Metal body
  • 2.5D curved display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 508 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with (f/2.0 aperture, 1.0 µm), phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with (f/2.0 aperture, 1.12 µm) and autofocus
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1, upgradeable to Android Oreo 8.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2018 release date
  • $230 USD price tag

There are no changes when it comes to the screen size of the Nokia 6 (2018). Everything remained the same with its 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, metal body, 2.5D curved display, fingerprint sensor and even Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Sadly, there’s no Fullview display available.

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Nokia 6 (2018) is happy to report a nice upgrade to its hardware. If previously you can say that it falls in the medium-low range, now with Snapdragon 630, blazingly fast octa-core, good graphics and 4GB RAM these puts it in the mid-range territory.

Similarly, the 16MP-8MP camera also makes a return to the fold on the Nokia 6 (2018). If last year this setup was considered to be great, now everyone has come to expect at least a dual camera setup as a standard feature these days.

Lastly, even though it is to be released with Android Nougat 7.1.1; it won’t be long before it gets an update to the latest Oreo 8.0. 

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Conclusion:

Nokia 6 (2018) is an overdue upgrade after one year. But does it bring enough with it to warrant an upgrade? Don’t think so, as more is expected from it. It does however get an upgrade in the hardware department with a software that is bound to be upgraded as well. Plus, it does get a price cut as well.

Nokia 6 (2018) had just been released in China for approximately USD 230 and is available in Black and Silver colours.

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