Nokia 6

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Nokia 6
Nokia 6 front view.png
BrandNokia
DeveloperHMD Global
ManufacturerFoxconn
SloganImmersive entertainment[1]
First released20 January 2017; 4 years ago (2017-01-20)
Discontinued25 June 2018; 2 years ago (2018-06-25)
SuccessorNokia 6.1
RelatedNokia 1
Nokia 2
Nokia 3
Nokia 5
Nokia 7
Nokia 8
TypeSmartphone
Dimensions154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
Mass169 g (5.96 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 7.1.1 "Nougat"
Current: Android 9.0 "Pie"
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 430
CPUOcta core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505
Memory3 GB RAM
Storage32 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 128  GB
Battery3000 mAh Li-Po
Data inputsMulti-touch screen
Display5.5" 1080p Full HD 2.5D curved display with Gorilla Glass 3
Rear cameraPrimary: 16 MP, AF, f/2.0, dual-tone LED flash for true and natural colour
Front: 8 MP
SoundDual speaker, 3.5mm Headphone jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone
Connectivity• 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack
Bluetooth
• USB 2.0 via Micro-USB port
OtherCompass, fingerprint reader (front-mounted), NFC (Note: see Variants)
WebsiteNokia 6

The Nokia 6 is a Nokia-branded mid-range smartphone running on Android. It is the first smartphone from the Finnish company HMD Global,[a] created through the partial divestment of Nokia's devices division; the first Nokia-branded smartphone since the Lumia 638; and the first Nokia-branded Android smartphone since the short-lived Nokia X2 in 2014.[2][3] The phone was first announced for sale in China on 8 January 2017,[4] with a global version announced the following month.[5][6]

The successor to the Nokia 6, the Nokia 6.1, was announced on January 5, 2018 in China and on February 25, 2018 for other parts of the world.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Nokia 6 features a 16:9 5.5-inch Full HD display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and has a micro-USB port. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with autofocus.[7] The phone has either a single SIM slot or a hybrid SIM slot which can hold a Nano-SIM card and either a MicroSD card or another SIM card.[8]

Software[edit]

The Nokia 6 2017 version originally shipped with an unmodified version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat as opposed to modified versions which are used by most manufacturers; an update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat came out in October 2017.[9] In late January 2018, the stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo was released for the Nokia 6.[10][11] By March 28 2018, the Android 8.1.0 Oreo Update came out with the March Security Patch. On February 21, 2019, the Nokia 6 received the Android 9 Pie update.

Release[edit]

The Nokia 6 was first released in China on 20 January 2017, shortly after its announcement. Demand was high, and it was sold out within minutes after receiving over a million registrations.[citation needed] On 26 February 2017, at Mobile World Congress 2017, it was announced that Nokia 6 will be available globally.[12] It was released in other Asian markets including Malaysia in 30 May 2017,[13] and has been rolled out in Europe starting June 2017.[14][15]

Reception[edit]

The Nokia 6 generally received positive reviews. John McCann of TechRadar praised the phone’s camera, performance and affordability while criticising the “slow-to-charge” and uncomfortable design.[16]

TrustedReviews praised the phone’s “solid battery life” and metal shell, while criticising the camera’s performance in low lighting and mixed lighting.[17]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Under license from Nokia Corporation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nokia 6". Nokia. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ Liptak, Andrew (8 January 2017). "Nokia's new Android smartphone has been unveiled". Theverge.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  3. ^ "CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West". Bbc.co.uk. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  4. ^ "HMD Global launches first smartphone, the Nokia 6 in China". HMD Global. HMD Global. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Nokia 6, 5, 3 and 3310 hands-on". GSMArena.com. GSMArena.com. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  6. ^ Anon, John. "MWC 2017: Hands-On With The Nokia 6". AndroidHeadlines. Android Headlines. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  7. ^ Hoyle, Andrew. "Nokia 6 review: Beauty on a budget". CNET. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Nokia 6 - Full phone specifications". www.gsmarena.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  9. ^ Real, Mark. "Nokia 6 Now Receiving Android 7.1.2, October Security Patch". AndroidHeadlines. Android Headlines. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  10. ^ Cragg, Oliver. "HMD Global kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5". Android Authority. Android Authority.
  11. ^ Jonnalagadda, Harish. "Stable Oreo update is now rolling out to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6". Android Central. Mobile Nations.
  12. ^ Palmer, Jordan (26 February 2017). "Nokia takes the wraps off of the Nokia 5, 3, and 3310, also announces global availability of the Nokia 6 and more". Android Police. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Nokia 6, 5, and 3 To Be Launched In Malaysia On 30 May - Lowyat.NET". www.lowyat.net. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  14. ^ "Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 now have UK prices and release dates". TechRadar. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  15. ^ "Nokia 3, 5, 6 & 3310 release timelines in Europe, APAC, UK and India". Nokiapoweruser. 2017-04-16. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  16. ^ January 2018, John McCann 29. "Nokia 6 (2017) review". TechRadar India. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  17. ^ "Nokia 6 (2018) review". Trusted Reviews. Retrieved 2020-04-11.

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