Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Nokia 6 (2018) receives Android Oreo update at first boot

Nokia 6 (2018) receives Android Oreo update at first boot

It gets better as the Nokia 6 2018 model headed to China (TA-1504) will come with optional support for Google services, which means users can download and install the Google Play Store APK.

HMD Global Oy, a month ago, kicked off the global Android Oreo beta programme for Nokia 6 and now, the company has finally commenced rolling out the software to registered Nokia 6 testers in India. A 3000mAh battery powering it should keep you ticking all day, and although it comes with Android 7 out of the box, Oreo will follow soon as an update.

There's no major difference in design language compared with the Nokia 6 of past year, which is good news as parent company HMD Global has done a great job of giving recent Nokia phones a unique yet appealing visual identity.

The Nokia 6 2018 will hit the shelves on January 10. One user even alleged that Dolby mode and Picture-in-Picture do not seem to work on his unit.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone is priced at 1499 Yuan which is approximately Rs 14,655 for the 32GB internal storage variant while the 64GB internal storage variant will cost you 1699 Yuan which is approximately 16,610.

As of now, not every Nokia 6 user in India will be getting the update. The device comes in Black and Silver colour variants.

At a glance, the Nokia 6 (2018) looks quite akin the original model, although a few key aspects have changed. The smartphone sports a rear fingerprint sensor and has maintained a 16:9 aspect ratio display, unlike the 18:9 standard these days. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 3GB RAM.

It also brings new features such as picture-in-picture, which allows users to do two tasks simultaneously, like checking the calendar while planning a party on a Duo video call. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers hybrid Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dual speakers, Dual smart amplifiers, and Dolby Atmos.

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