After a bunch of legitimate leaks, the Nokia 6 2nd generation, 2018 edition of the smartphone was launched at the CES 2018.
The grand event witnessed a whole lot of product launches by LG, Samsung and also Nokia who didn’t to make use of the crowd that gathered there.
HMD Global is going strong with their new lineup of Nokia Android phones. The company already has half-a-dozen models for buyers looking to get a simple phone that does all the basic stuff without breaking the bank. The newly launched Nokia 6 is an impressive product in all ways especially considering the price tag of $230. However, it is available only in China at the moment and might take a couple of weeks before it is made available in all regions.
The primary focus of the company is the Asian market and Southeast Asia where budget Android phones sell like hot cakes. These regions don’t want an expensive iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy S9. Rather they buy their phones below $400 or even lesser in most scenarios.
In terms of specifications, the new Nokia 6 2018 edition ticks all the right boxes. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor which is quite powerful and capable of handling all tasks seamlessly. Compared to the previous model which was underpowered with a Snapdragon 430 processor, this one is a big leap.
The 2.2 GHz processor is adequately supported by 4GB of RAM to keep all apps and games snappy. The phone is available in two different variants, the 32GB storage model which costs $230 while the 64GB model which costs slightly higher at $245 and reservations for the models have began in China already. The phones will be available in the stores from January 10th onwards.
Some unique features that is about to set the device apart from the rest is bothie camera, a 8-megapixel camera in the front for selfies and 16-megapixel rear camera. The cameras support bothie mode which is something previously reserved only for the top of the line Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 smartphone models.
OZO Audio recording ensures the best audio reproduction on these models capable of offering 3D capture when recording videos and provide 360-degree spatial audio when the videos are played back. The only drawback is that the phone will not run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and is expected to receive the upgrade at a later point.