Earlier this year, in February, HMD Global launched a new version of its Nokia 6 smartphone, dubbed as Nokia 6.1 (or Nokia 6 2018) during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The phone went on sale in April this year.
While the company had earlier confirmed the 4GB RAM model of the Nokia 6.1 along with 64GB internal storage, there was no news about the phone going on sale. However, the company has now quietly launched the Nokia 6.1 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is now available for purchase in Germany.
In Germany, the smartphone is now available for a price of €302 or $355 through retailer ComStern. Additionally, Amazon Germany is also offering the smartphone for purchase, but at a higher price tag of €302, which roughly converts to $380. The shipments are expected to start in the coming days, while Amazon suggests June 19.
The phone is not a huge departure from the previous-generation model, but there are few meaningful changes that could improve the experience. The company claims that the smartphone is over 60 percent faster compared to its predecessor.
It comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5D display with ‘damage-resistant’ Corning Gorilla Glass on top. It features Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, having a pixel density of 401ppi. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. There’s also a microSD card slot, which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity.
There’s a 16-megapixel camera on the back which has f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash. The phone also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies and video calling. There’s a fingerprint sensor placed on the back panel for added security.
On the connectivity front, the phone offers hybrid Dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio. It also features dual speakers, dual smart amplifiers, and Dolby Atmos.
The phone is running on Android Oreo operating system. Given that it’s an Android One device, there is no bloatware on the phone as well as no custom user interface from the company. The Nokia 6 2018 is powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.