New Nokia 6 smartphone lands to fan fury - 'avoid this phone'

New Nokia 6 smartphone lands to fan fury - 'avoid this phone'

New Nokia 6 smartphone lands to fan fury - 'avoid this phone'

When Microsoft sold the brand off to HMD Global, however, the brand experienced a revival that has, thus far, been pretty successful. For photography lovers, it has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and face detection auto focus.

On the design side of things, the button and fingerprint reader arrangement is new. The smartphone supports expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card. The bezels appear to be trimmed down compared to last year's Nokia 6, and because of this, the capacitive navigation buttons have been moved on-screen and the fingerprint sensor is now on the back below the camera. Bummer. The device will also run on Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box but will, of course, receive an Oreo update. This phone has most of the same specifications as Nokia 6 of previous year.

The phone boasts of a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Nokia 6 (2016) is already up for pre-order on Chinese website "Suning". Apart from a torch on the top, connectivity options on this new device may include Bluetooth, Micro USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Though design language largely remains the same as Nokia 6, HMD Global has brought in a few aesthetic changes to Nokia 6 (2018). There was no fast charging.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) carries the same 16MP unit like the first-gen Nokia 6 but this time around HMD has integrated the "Dual-Sight technology" on its new Android smartphone.

If and when it does arrive the current price is 1,499 yuan (around $230/£170/AU$295) for the 32GB version and 1,699 yuan (roughly $260/£195/AU$335) for the 64GB one, making it potentially slightly cheaper than the $229/£200/AU$399 original Nokia 6. Users in China can get their hands on the smartphone starting January 10. Last year, the original Nokia 6 was announced in January for China, then made available in the U.S. through Amazon in July.

The original Nokia 6 was launched in India in June 2016 following a global roll-out in February 2017.

There is no change in the camera features of Nokia 6 (2018) as the prior model has 16 MP back camera with the 8MP front camera.

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