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Nokia 6 (2018) with 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 630 SoC launched: Price, specifications

Here’s how Nokia 6 (2018) compares with the last year’s Nokia 6.

Nokia 6 second-gen launched. Check out full specifications and top features.
Nokia 6 second-gen launched. Check out full specifications and top features. (HMD Global)

HMD Global on Friday launched a new variant of its popular Nokia 6 smartphone. Called Nokia 6 (2018), the smartphone will be initially available in China starting January 10 in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, priced at CNY 1,499 (14,600 approximately) and CNY 1,699 (16,600 approximately) and in black and silver colour options.

Just like other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia 6 (2018) comes with stock OS — Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box — and has promised an Android Oreo update.

Nokia 6 (2018) also retains OZO audio technology (for 360-degree audio experience) and dual-sight camera technology that enables the smartphone to fire front and rear camera simultaneously, also known as Bothie feature.

Nokia 6 (2018): Specifications

The new Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display. It runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 processor clocking 2.2GHz speed coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone supports expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card.

For photography, Nokia 6 (2018) has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and face detection auto focus. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera. The smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and comes with a fingerprint scanner located on the back. It also supports USB-Type C for fast charging.

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017)

Comparing the specifications with the last year's Nokia 6, the new version seems to be upgraded in terms of performance. The older Nokia 6 ran on Qualcomm's lower-end Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM, compared to new one's Snapdragon 630 and 4GB of RAM.

Priced at 14,999, Nokia 6 (2017) comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and 32GB storage. It runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The smartphone sports 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and also has a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.