The Nokia 6 is no longer an entry-level smartphone

In terms of specs, a many engaging partial here is that this new Nokia 6 has substituted a entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset for a most nicer Snapdragon 630 — a same square of silicon inside a HTC U11 Life, Moto X4 and ASUS ZenFone 4 — along with faster LPDDR4 RAM (China still offers 4GB) to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of a box (Android 8.0 Oreo refurbish due to arrive later). Similarly, it has finally ditched a micro-USB hollow in preference of USB-C.

While a phone has gained a second microphone to support Nokia OZO Audio’s spatial audio capture, it’s mislaid a second orator that potentially creates video observation reduction fun, and Nokia OZO Audio wasn’t that convincing when we attempted it with a 3 microphones on a Nokia 8. On a flip side, there’s still a 3.5mm headphone jack for fast plugging in other audio peripherals, or we can only go wireless with a Bluetooth 5.0 radio.

Everything else stays a same, generally a cameras: on a behind there’s a 16-megapixel f/2.0 categorical imager with a 1 um sensor and twin LED, and for selfies there’s a 8-megapixel f/2.0 front camera with a 1.12 um sensor and 84-degree wide-angle capture. And yes, a Dual-Sight mode aka “bothie” mode introduced by a Nokia 8 is also upheld here. Other tidbits embody a 3,000 mAh battery, LTE Cat 4 radio, twin SIM slots and storage enlargement around microSD label (though this takes adult a second SIM slot).

Given a same 1,699 yuan cost (about $260) for a 64GB chronicle with 4GB of RAM, this new Nokia 6 is a tad some-more appealing than a predecessor. Better yet, there’s also a 32GB season labelled during 1,499 yuan (about $230) for those with a tighter budget. There’s no word on when this indication will arrive in other markets, though for now, folks in China can haven one forward of a Jan 10th launch, and they should accept their new phones good forward of Chinese New Year.

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