London, UK, 10th April 2018 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the new Nokia 6 will be available from £229.99 from tomorrow (11th April) exclusively at Carphone Warehouse.
Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and great new features into a more compact, durable body. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform, the new Nokia 6 is over 60% faster than its award-winning predecessor. Also, now offering enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™, the new Nokia 6 has been selected by Google to join the Android One family.
Taking the original’s precision craftsmanship to the next level the new Nokia 6 combines a unibody, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the new Nokia 6’s compact and refined body is designed to stay beautiful for longer.
Built to last
Built on the well-loved design of its predecessor, you can be sure that the new Nokia 6 is durable enough to take life’s everyday knocks, all while being even more compact than the previous generation. But it’s not just about durability, the new Nokia 6 has also got the style to match. It is finished using a unique two-tone anodising process to stand out from the crowd.
The original Nokia 6 received great feedback on its display, colours and brightness. The new Nokia 6 takes it even further by increasing the screen-to-body ratio with a sharp 5.5-inch full HD IPS laminated display so you can enjoy a stunning immersive entertainment experience in a compact package.
Powerful real-life performance
The new Nokia 6 delivers a fast and smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life. With its 3000mAh battery with USB type-C fast-charging, you can charge 50% of your phone’s battery in just 30 minutes.
For the moments you want to relive again and again, the 16 MP ZEISS rear camera with dual-tone flash and 8MP selfie camera will ensure you capture every detail. And because there are always two sides to every story, the new Nokia 6 features enhanced Dual-Sight. Activating the front and back cameras at the same time, Dual-Sight lets you create your very own #Bothie and even stream it live on social media. Plus, with Nokia spatial audio, you can record high-fidelity surround sound on all your videos, giving you an immersive experience when you watch it back, you’ll feel like you were there again.
For added security and ease, the new Nokia 6 recognises you, giving you the ability to unlock your phone with your face, lightning fast. Available over the air in Q2.
Sarah Edge, UK and Ireland general manager of HMD Global, said:
“Our phones do so much these days that having a device that is built to last is something that is important to many people in the UK. The original Nokia 6 was praised for its durability so that is something we’ve built on with its successor. We’ve also made it 60% faster and added some great new features like USB-type C fast charging and our unique Dual-Sight technology, enhanced with ZEISS optics.
“The previous Nokia 6 delivered exceptional value for money and it was Carphone Warehouse’s most successful exclusive smartphone last year. We didn’t want our fans to have to pay more for the new Nokia 6 so even though you’ll get a much improved smartphone, it’ll still cost the same as before.”
Pure, secure and up-to-date reinforced with Android One commitment
The new Nokia 6 joins the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. The new Nokia 6 will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates. Because it runs pure Android, the new Nokia 6 comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up your battery life or slow it down so you can enjoy your phone for longer. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One programme, the new Nokia 6 will come with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you’ll get more storage space.
By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.
Available in Black/Copper, the new Nokia 6 will be on-sale from 11th April exclusively at Carphone Warehouse. The phone is also available on www.nokia.com.
About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.