Nokia 6 With 4 GB RAM And 64 GB Storage Announced
HMD Global has launched a new iteration of the Nokia 6 in India. Compared to the original Nokia 6 the new version comes with 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB onboard flash storage. The smartphone will be available on Flipkart and offline retail stores from the 20th of February. It is priced at Rs. 16,999, whereas the original model retails for Rs. 14,999.
The original Nokia 6 with a metal unibody design was one of the best-looking smartphones in its price category. However, the smartphone failed to capture the imagination of consumers in India. This was mainly due to its price-to-performance ratio. Smartphones like the Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5s Plus and Honor 7X provided much more at a similar price tag.
The original Nokia 6 was one of the first set of smartphones from the brand. The phone featured an industry-accepted full metal unibody design, with a 5.5-inch (16:9) aspect ratio display and a 1920 x 1080 px resolution.
Under the hood, the smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor. Paired with either 3 GB or 4 GB RAM with 32 GB or 64 GB onboard flash storage. The Hybrid SIM cum Micro SD card slot can accept either 2 SIM or 1 SIM and a Micro SD card (up to 128 GB).
The smartphone runs on stock Android Oreo 8.0 with the latest security patch. Everything runs on a 3000 mAh sealed battery, with support for USB OTG via micro USB port. The Nokia 6 is equipped with a 16 MP rear-facing camera and an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera.
Launching a newer version with an extra gig of RAM and double the storage might not work in the present Indian market. As smartphone enthusiasts are looking for features like 18:9 aspect ratio screen, dual camera setup, faster processor and so on. If Nokia wants to capture the mid-tier smartphone segment in India, then it has to launch a smartphone like the Nokia 7 Plus, which happens to have all the bells and whistles.