We can safely say that Nokia is BACK! After making a big splash last year, they are BACK with a new wave of Nokia phones! HMD Global Philippines held their Cebu Media launch event at Harold’s Hotel earlier today and announced the new Nokia phones! One of those phones was the New Nokia 6. It follows the original Nokia 6 that came out last year. HMD Global really surprised me. I didn’t think that this phone would really be better than last year’s. Guess what? THEY DID! Without further ado, here are the New Nokia 6 Philippines details!
New Nokia 6 Philippines First Impressions
The New Nokia 6 really feels good in the hand. The 6000 series aluminum really helps make the phone look and feel premium. I’m so happy that HMD Global kept the quality that Nokia really stands for. The phone itself isn’t too big for me. Some phones tend to get too big to the point that it’s unusable in one hand. As much as I like the whole multimedia experience behind big phones, I still value one-handed use. The New Nokia 6 lets me do that.
I love how the latest Nokia phones got one of the best traits of old Nokia phones: Carl Zeiss optics! They’re finally back on the New Nokia 6 and the Nokia 7 Plus! Despite this phone just having a single 16MP rear camera, photos will most likely be better than most smartphones at this price range. Yes, the fingerprint sensor is here at the back of the phone. Most Android phones already have that trait. I also like the subtle gold accents on the New Nokia 6. It adds to the effect of the premium feel.
I also appreciate that HMD Global decided that Nokia phones are under the Android One program. This means that all Nokia phones will have the latest security and OS updates for 2 years! They already put out the latest version of Android Oreo (8.1) to most of the existing Nokia phones under HMD Global! I’m glad that they did that since most Android phone makers usually take a lot of time to update their phones. (Samsung being the biggest suspect of all.)
New Nokia 6 Philippines Pricing and Availability
I gave you most of my first impressions of the New Nokia 6. Want to know how much it costs and when it will come out? Here are the specs, pricing and availability of the New Nokia 6 in the Philippines:
New Nokia 6 Specs
5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage
microSD card support (up to 128GB)
16MP rear camera (f/2.0″ aperture, Carl Zeiss optics)
8MP front camera (f/2.0″ aperture, 84º wide-angle lens)
Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac support
USB-C with fast charging (up to 50% in 30 minutes)
Android 8.1 Oreo
Available: May 14, 2018 (Philippines)
I never thought that I would be excited for a Nokia phone. Here we are in 2018 and Nokia is truly BACK. Are you excited for the New Nokia 6? Would you fancy another phone from their new lineup? Check out my Nokia Mobile Cebu media launch event post in a while! Comment below if you’re excited for this phone or other Nokia phones!