Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Science | By Cecil Little

Nokia 6 (2018) Gets Google Play Support Alongside Android Oreo Update

Nokia 6 (2018) Gets Google Play Support Alongside Android Oreo Update

What's truly disappointing about this new phone is that it launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out the box - the same software version the original Nokia 6 came with nearly a year ago.

The new Nokia 6 hasn't ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack yet, but offered an alternative - the Bluetooth 5.0 radio. The device comes in Black and Silver colour variants.

Notably, the first generation Nokia 6 that was launched early in 2017 did not arrive with the above feature but received the ability as a part of the July security patch.

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Design-wise, the Nokia 6 2018 bids the physical home button goodbye, which is why the fingerprint sensor is now found on the rear panel. The phone is backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD.

For its cameras, the Nokia (2018) has a 16MP rear camera with 1 micron pixel size and f/2 aperture.

Battery capacity hasn't been upgraded this year, so both models rely on a 3,000 mAh powerhouse to keep lights on.

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Coming to the cameras, there is a 23MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, Hybrid Auto-Focus, and 84-degree wide-angle lens. The Sony Xperia XA2 will be available soon in silver, black, blue and pink and in dual-SIM and single-SIM variants.


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. The new smartphone has also dropped the capacitive keys that were available on alongside the frontal fingerprint scanner on the previous Nokia handset. Well, the good news is that has already started happening. After successfully enrolling your device, you will receive the Oreo beta build via an over-the-air (OTA) update. We will probably never know... So it seems this year, Nokia has priced the phone more competitively.

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.

Even the Nokia 6 2018 will initially go on sale only in China, we expect it to land in the States, as well at some point in the future.

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