Around this time last year, we were introduced to the Nokia 6. It represented the resurrection of the Nokia brand under the watchful eye of HMD Global and while not an especially noteworthy device on its own, it seemed perfectly capable. It eventually made its way over to our shores a few months later to little fanfare, but maybe you’ll be a little more interested in its successor. Here is the second-generation Nokia 6 for 2018.

Nokia 6 (2018) Bumps the Specs for the Same Low Price

Just like its predecessor, we’re not exactly going to be all that surprised with this second-gen smartphone from HMD Global. The 2018 iteration of the Nokia 6 takes on fundamentally the same form factor with the same 5.5-inch 1080p display and 16MP rear camera.

The updates and upgrades do represent strides in the positive direction, though. The micro-USB port has now been brought up to modern expectations with USB-C. The Snapdragon 430 processor gets bumped up to a Snapdragon 630. That’s not going to be as good as a flagship Snapdragon 835 or anything of that sort, but you’re also getting a phone that’s a fraction of the price of something like the Pixel 2 or even the OnePlus 5T. They’ve also moved the fingerprint reader to the back.

Rounding out the specs, we find a bit more RAM (4GB vs. 3GB from last year’s model), a smidge smaller footprint, a hair thicker profile, Android 7.1.1 (with Oreo enroute), and your choice of 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, expandable via the microSD slot for up to 128GB more.


Like the phone that came before it, the 2018 Nokia 6 (32GB) is also being listed at 1,499 CNY, which works to about $230 US or $285 Canadian. That’s the good news. The bad news is that also like last year’s phone, this one is also only available for pre-order in China for the time being. If the 2018 phone follows in the 2017 device’s footsteps, we should get it in a few months’ time too.

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