HMD Global introduced the Nokia 6 along with several other smartphones in India last year for a price of Rs 14,999. Another 4GB RAM version of phone version was launched in the country last month at Rs 16999. Now, the price of the Nokia 6 3GB RAM version has been slashed by Rs 1500 and is available for Rs 13,499 on Amazon India. The Nokia 6 comes in Matte Black, Silver and Tempered Blue colour options. Amazon says that only limited stocks will be available. The Nokia 6 was introduced back in January 2017, but it arrived to India in August 2017.
The Nokia 6 sports a sleek yet solid design with a metal unibody crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The device comes with 5.5-inch Full HD display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under the hood, the device is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card.
As for the optics, the smartphone flaunts a 16MP primary camera with PDAF, 1.0um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. On the front is an 8MP camera with a 1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling.
The Nokia 6 was launched with Android Nougat, but it later received Android 8.0 Oreo update. Notably, the Nokia 6 is one of the few mid-range smartphones to run the latest iteration of Android. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.
Looks like HMD Global is clearing the stocks ahead of the arrival of the new Nokia 6 (2018) Android One smartphone, which is expected to launch in India sometime in April.
The new Nokia 6 variant comes with almost same features as its predecessor but with more powerful hardware. The big change is that the new Nokia 6 effectively moves to mid-range, replacing the entry-level Snapdragon 430 with the more powerful Snapdragon 630. This will make the new Nokia 6 is faster, more efficient and overall a better performer.
The design of the new reflects the old, but the fingerprint sensor is now placed on the rear panel. The cameras of both Nokia 6 devices remain same, except the only change is the rear camera has Zeiss-branded optics. The Nokia 6 2018 is likely to be launched in April this year, and with latest discounts on the current model, it seems the release date is nearer.
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