Having already launched in India last month, the premium looking mid-range Nokia 6 (2018) or the Nokia 6.1 as we’ve come to call it, has been launched in the US. The successor to last year’s Nokia 6 has been reported to now be made available for purchase through Best Buy and Amazon for a starting price of $269 (approx. Rs 17,700) which appears to be costlier than its Indian pricing of Rs 16,999.
Designed with copper-tinted fancy edges, the Nokia 6 is powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There’s also a 4GB RAM variant on the cards though there’s still time till HMD makes it available globally. The Nokia device features a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
It’s clearly not the tall screen phone that you’re looking for, but the highlight reel is the stunning copper-accents that run through the edges of the device and even along the sides of the camera mount. Nokia seems to have opted towards not following the trend of narrower bezel-less displays but focus more on other design aspects and we’d say it has done a really good job at that.
HMD has employed a ZEISS powered 1-micron pixel sized 16-megapixel sensor at the back with an aperture of f/2.0 and dual-tone LED flash. The front-facing shooter makes use of an 8-megapixel fixed focus lens of aperture f/2.0 and 1.12-micron pixels.
The Nokia 6 (2018) runs on pure Android Oreo under the Android One initiative which will enable the device to receive regular updates for two years. The device will come with a 3,000mAh battery which HMD claims can last up to 16 hours of talkative and can be charged through the USB-C port.
The Black copper-accented Nokia 6.1 can now be purchased in the US at Best Buy and Amazon.