Nokia 6 Receives Hefty Spec-Upgrade Along with Design Rejig

January 6, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

HMD has managed to make the impact it desired with the launch of Nokia smartphones. Now it’s building on the foundation it has created by rolling out the first update to its smartphones.

Nokia 6, one of the smartphone that was picked as the introductory device under the re-launched brand, will soon be coming out in a new outfit. The 2018 edition will retain all the goodies of the older version in addition to embracing some specification upgrades.

The biggest upgrade is in terms of processor. Nokia 6 has made the jump from the base SoC to mid-powered series with the adoption of Snapdragon 630 SoC. That’s without any increase in price. In addition to that, it also gets updated with a gigabyte of RAM, making the total RAM read 4 GB. USB-C ports also finds place in the 2018 edition of the device.

There are also a few teaks design-wise which has made the device appear more modern. Nokia 6 2018 will also have its fingerprint sensors shifted to the rear face. That also puts an end to capacitive navigation buttons on the front, with the new device preferring on-screen navigation buttons to save some space. Apart from that, the new Nokia 6 also gets rid of the bump for the primary camera.

Despite spec upgrades, the Nokia 6 will still be running the same old Android 7.1 Nougat OS, though an upgrade to Oreo is promised by the manufacturer. The base phone does however borrow the dual-view feature in camera from the flagship line-up, letting it snap and merge images from both the front and rear sensors at the same time.

Nokia is launching the device for $230 in China. Going by its previous rollouts, we can soon expect the device to get shipped to other markets across the world.

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