Nokia 6.1

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Nokia 6.1
Nokia 6.1.jpg
DeveloperHMD Global
SloganA phone you can rely on[1]
First released7 January 2018; 19 months ago (2018-01-07)
PredecessorNokia 6
RelatedNokia 1
Nokia 2.1
Nokia 3.1
Nokia 5.1
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Nokia 7
Nokia 7 plus
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8110 4G
DimensionsH: 148.8 mm (5.86 in)
W: 75.8 mm (2.98 in)
D: 8.2 mm (0.32 in)
Mass172 g (6.1 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 8.1 "Oreo"
Current: Android 9 "Pie"
(Android One)
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 630
CPUOcta-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 508
Memory3 or 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
Storage32 or 64 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 128 GB
Battery3,000 mAh Li-Po, non-removable
Data inputsSensors:
Display5.5" (82.6 cm²) 1080p IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, ~403 ppi pixel density
Rear camera16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0 µm), ZEISS optics,phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, video recording 1080p at 30fps 4k at 30 fps
Front cameraMP (f/2.0, 1.12 µm), autofocus, 1080p
Connectivity• 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack
Bluetooth 5.0
• USB 2.0 via USB-C port ; • NFC

The Nokia 6.1, also known as the Nokia 6 (2018)[2][3] and the second-generation Nokia 6, is a Nokia-branded upper-mid-range smartphone running the Android operating system. It serves as the successor to the first-generation Nokia 6. The phone features an aluminum unibody milled out of a single chunk of 6000-series aluminum.

On January 4, a Chinese retailer leaked the 2018 version of Nokia 6, including specs, press shots, and more. Just a day later, Nokia officially listed the handset on its website to confirm the release of the phone in China.[4][5] On February 25, it was officially launched at MWC, along with four other new models for international availability.


MPN Notes RAM Storage Reference
TA-1016 International, single SIM 3GB 32GB Sold by Amazon Canada
TA-1043 International, dual SIM 3GB 32GB
TA-1045 US/Canada, dual SIM 3GB 32GB
TA-1050 UK/Aus, single SIM 3GB 32GB Sold in the U.K.
TA-1054 China, with Google services on first boot, dual SIM 4GB 64GB
TA-1068 International, dual SIM 4GB 64GB
TA-1089 India, dual SIM 3GB 32GB



The second-generation Nokia 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, an upgrade from the Snapdragon 430 present in its predecessor. Depending on which version you buy it either comes with 32gb storage and 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM or 64 GB.[6] storage and 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The display panel is the same 5.5" 1080p IPS LCD in the original, although the front bezels have been slimmed down and the capacitive navigation buttons and home button have been replaced with on-screen keys.[7]

The camera setup is also the same combination of 16 MP rear and 8 MP selfie found in its predecessor, and retains the "Bothie" feature, which uses both cameras and splits the screen in half to capture an image[8] or does picture in picture mode, showing the inwards camera in a small rectangle on top of the outwards camera, or vice versa.

Showing the inwards camera in a small rectangle on top of the outwards camera.
Picture in picture Boothie mode, with pictures blurred out, taken using Nokia 6.1.

One of the main changes is the replacement of the micro-USB port in favor of the reversible USB-C, as well as the shift of the fingerprint sensor to the rear of the device. It keeps the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Nokia 6.1 also supports Nokia OZO audio.


The phone launched in China running Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo or to Android 9 Pie. The international version, which launched later, ships with Android 8.1 Oreo[9] and is part of the Android One program, promising regular security updates and two years of Android OS upgrades. The device received the stable Android 9 Pie update at the end of October 2018. The Nokia 6.1 should get 2 years Android OS updates and 3 years of security updates.


Reviews for Nokia 6.1 have been mostly positive. Critics have praised its software, screen and build quality and design. Its camera has been criticised[10][11][12] for lacking detail and washed out colors.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nokia 6.1 with Android One". Nokia. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ Victor. "Just in: Nokia 6 (2018) hands-on". GSMArena.
  3. ^ Whitwam, Ryan. "The Nokia 6 (2018) is available for purchase in the US". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Nokia 6 (2018) is official and it's a speedy upgrade". TechRadar. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  5. ^ "Nokia 6. Built to last". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  6. ^ "Nokia 6 (2018) is official and ships with a Snapdragon 630". Android Central. 2018-01-05. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  7. ^ "Nokia 6 (2018) goes official with Snapdragon 630, USB-C, ditches capacitive buttons [Video]". 9to5Google. 2018-01-05. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  8. ^ "The Nokia 6 is no longer an entry-level smartphone". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  9. ^ "The new Nokia 6 (Technical specifications)". Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  10. ^ "Nokia 6 (2018) review".
  11. ^ Martin, Chris. "Nokia 6 (2018) Review: A Solid, if not Outstanding Mid-Range Phone".
  12. ^ "Nokia 6.1 (2018) Review".

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