- The Nokia 6 (2018) has been spotted on the Chinese telecommunications authority (TENAA) website
- The device would come with most of the same specs as the 2017 model, albeit with a new design and chip
- Price and availability information isn’t yet known, but we may find out more at CES 2018
You can’t accuse HMD Global of taking things slowly, that’s for sure. The manufacturer, which creates devices under the Nokia brand name, already has a range of feature phones and smartphones under its belt, despite that it only started producing phones in 2017.
And there are no signs of the company slowing down. The Nokia 9 and Nokia 1 are both said to be on their way, while HMD Global is also said to be working on second-generation versions of the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 6. It’s the latter device that has been the subject of the latest leak, which comes from the Chinese regulatory body TENAA (via GSMArena).
According to information on the TENAA website, the device is will come with a 5.5-inch, 1080p display (i.e. 16:9 ratio), octa-core Snapdragon 630 chipset and Adreno 508 GPU. Its RAM is said to come in at 4 GB with 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage versions available, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD.
The camera setup would include a 16 MP sensor on the back and 8 MP sensor up front but we don’t know anything about the flash or image stabilization. Unlike the 2017 model, the fingerprint scanner looks like it will be placed on the rear of the new device, which may free up space on the front to widen the display area a little (the bezels weren’t particularly well optimized on the original).
The TENAA listing also suggests that the device will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat, something which would be a shame considering that HMD Global has already delivered Oreo for the Nokia 8; perhaps this suggests that the device will be here very soon.
Rounding off the core specs is a 3,000 mAh battery, while the dimensions and weight come in at 148.8 × 75.8 × 8.15 (mm) and 172 (g).
The original Nokia 6 was announced in January 2017 but only made its way to the US last July. This also featured 16 MP and 8 MP cameras, and ran Android Nougat. What’s more, it had a Full-HD display, 3,000 mAh battery and was available in a 4 GB of RAM model. Bearing all of this in mind, the Nokia 6 (2018) doesn’t appear to be a huge upgrade at this point, but competitive pricing may add value to it.
The device is said to launch in Black, Blue and White, but we don’t yet know when it will be available or how much it will cost. With this news arriving now, and the last model appearing this time last year, there’s a chance we will we see this one at CES 2018, though.
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January 2, 2018 at 04:02AM