Nokia 6

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Nokia 6
Nokia 6 12.jpg
Brand Nokia
Developer HMD Global
Manufacturer Foxconn
Slogan Immersive entertainment[1]
First released 20 January 2017; 19 months ago (2017-01-20)
Successor Nokia 6.1
Related Nokia 2
Nokia 3
Nokia 5
Nokia 7
Nokia 8
Type Smartphone
Dimensions 154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
Operating system Android 8.1.0 "Oreo" with Android security patch level up to 1 August 2018
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
CPU Octa core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505
Memory 3 or 4  GB RAM
Storage 32 or 64  GB
Removable storage microSD, up to 128  GB
Battery Non-removable, 3000 mAh Li-Po
Data inputs Multi-touch screen
Display 5.5" 1080p Full HD 2.5D curved display with Gorilla Glass 3
Rear camera Primary: 16 MP, AF, f/2.0, dual-tone LED flash for true and natural colour
Front: 8 MP
Sound Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos sound enhancement, active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone
Connectivity • 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack
Bluetooth
• USB 2.0 via Micro-USB port
Other Compass, fingerprint reader (front-mounted), NFC (Note: see Variants)
Website Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 is a Nokia-branded upper-mid-range smartphone running the Android operating system. It is the first smartphone from Finnish company HMD Global,[a] created through the partial divestment of Nokia's devices division, and 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 China on 8 January 2017,[4] with a global version announced the following month.[5][6]

The successor to the 2017 Nokia 6, the Nokia 6 (2018) (also known as 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 (1080x1920 pixel resolution) 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] Most variants support either a single Nano-SIM and a microSD card or two Nano-SIM cards.

Software[edit]

The Nokia 6 (2017) version originally shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat; an update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat began rolling out in October 2017.[8] In late January 2018, the stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo was released for the Nokia 6.[9][10], By March 28 2018, the Android 8.1.0 Oreo Update came out with the March Security Patch.

Release[edit]

The Nokia 6 was first released in China on 20 January 2017, shortly after announcement. Demand was high, and it was sold out within minutes after receiving over a million registrations.[11] 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].

Its launch in the United States was on 6 July 2017. It was released on Amazon.com on 12 July 2017 for a price of $199.99, containing Amazon advertisements.[16] It was later made available through Best Buy for $229.99 at both its physical stores and online. The version sold by Best Buy does not contain Amazon advertisements.[17]

The Nokia 6 launched in India on 23 August 2017 through Amazon, priced at ₹14,999.[18][19] On 10 August it was announced the device received over 1 million registrations on Amazon India.[20]

Indonesia was the last country in which the Nokia 6 was released on 14 September 2017. Following Indonesian regulations which state that mobile device hardware must have a minimum of 30% local content, the Nokia 6 is assembled in Indonesia alongside the components necessary to satisfy those regulations.[21]

Variants[edit]

There are a few variants of Nokia 6 known so far[22][23]:

Model Number Region Remarks Latest Build HAC SS / DS
TA-1000 China 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB ROM, no NFC, Google Services available after July 2017 Update [24] 00CN_5_620_SP02 DS
TA-1003 Hong Kong[25] and Taiwan 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, no NFC, no camera auto-focus 00WW_5_620_SP02 No DS
TA-1021 Global 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM ** No DS
TA-1025 Global 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM ** Yes DS
TA-1033 Global 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM ** No SS
TA-1039 Global 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM / 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM ** Yes SS

The model number can be identified from the box, the introduction screen when the system boots up for the first time, and in the Settings > About Phone > Model.

** https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/security-updates Select Nokia 6

HAC refers to hearing aid compatibility. SS / DS refers to having a single or dual SIM slot.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Under license from Nokia Corporation

References[edit]

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  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. ^ Real, Mark. "Nokia 6 Now Receiving Android 7.1.2, October Security Patch". AndroidHeadlines. Android Headlines. Retrieved 24 March 2018. 
  9. ^ Cragg, Oliver. "HMD Global kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5". Android Authority. Android Authority. 
  10. ^ Jonnalagadda, Harish. "Stable Oreo update is now rolling out to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6". Android Central. Mobile Nations. 
  11. ^ https://www.rt.com/business/374365-nokia-smarpthone-china-sales/
  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. ^ https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/7/11/15954102/nokia-6-amazon-prime-availability-price-discount-ads
  17. ^ https://www.androidcentral.com/nokia-6-available-best-buy-229
  18. ^ "Nokia 6, 5 and 3 launched in India: Price, specs and availability". The Economic Times. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "HMD Global launches Nokia 3, 5, and 6 in India". Android Police. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  20. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/mobile-tabs/nokia-6-amazon-india-1-million-registrations-august-23-sale/
  21. ^ Widiartanto, Yoga. "Pabrik "Smartphone" Nokia Resmi Beroperasi di Batam - Kompas.com". KOMPAS.com. Kompas Cyber Media. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 
  22. ^ "Nokia 6 Model Numbers and Variants (TA-1000, TA-1003, TA-1021)". Team Android. 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  23. ^ "Introducing the new Nokia 6 with Android". www.nokia.com. Retrieved 2017-08-19. 
  24. ^ "Exclusive: Nokia 6 China variant gets Google Play Store support with the July update (Optional Feature)". Nokia Power User. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-11-17. 
  25. ^ "Nokia 6 | Nokia Phones". Nokia Phones. Retrieved 2017-08-20. 

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