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The Nokia 6 launched at the MWC 2017 is the most powerful smartphone from HMD Global till the Nokia 8 launch. While the flagship Nokia 8 packs the Snapdragon 835 processor, the Nokia 6 is powered by a mere Snapdragon 430 processor. However, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 smartphones launched alongside the Nokia 6 came with even less powerful processors. Even before the global launch of Nokia 6, the device is already on sale in China. However, it lacks the Google Play services and comes with a totally different UI.
Nokia 6 (2018) Powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC Might Launch in Early 2018
(December 8th, 2017)
Recently, we are listening rumors about the upcoming Nokia smartphones from HMD Global. The all-new Nokia 9 along with Nokia 8 (2018) are rumored to go official on January 19th in China. Now, the leaks suggest the company will also launch the Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone in early 2018. Unlike the first-gen Nokia 6, the new Nokia 6 (2018) might come with Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. There are already a few Snapdragon 660 powered smartphones in the Chinese market.
Even though the Nokia 6 (2018) launches in January 2018 in China, the global launch might happen only at the MWC 2018. Based on the leaked packaging label, the Nokia 6 (2018) comes with the model number TA-1054 and includes dual SIM support. The device comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. We might also see a Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio on this device. The capacitive navigation buttons will be replaced by on-screen buttons and the fingerprint sensor will be placed on the rear of the device.
The long camera module on the rear will now include a fingerprint sensor between the camera sensor and LED flash. It will be running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Unlike the global variant, the Chinese variant comes with a highly customized skin on the top. Take these details with a pinch of salt and wait for the official confirmation. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details about the upcoming Nokia smartphones.
Nokia 6 (2018) First Look Revealed by TENAA
(December 12th, 2017)
Last week, we talked about the leaked specifications of the Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone. Now, the device is listed on TENAA with the model number TA-1054. On the design, the device looks similar to the first-gen Nokia 6. Instead of the bigger display, the company will be offering the same 5.5-display in a smaller form factor. With the minimal bezels, there will be no physical home button on the front of the smartphone.
The fingerprint sensor can be spotted on the rear of the device. Instead of placing it between the rear camera and LED flash, the fingerprint sensor sits just below the large camera module. The device comes with a metal unibody design, and the curved antenna bands are placed across the top and bottom edges. On the front, the 18:9 display comes covered with a 2.5D curved glass. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.
The Nokia (2018) measures 148.8×75.8×8.15 mm. Both the volume rocker and power button are placed on the right edge. It also supports dual SIM dual standby and might come with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. As said earlier, the device will first go on sale in China. Based on the rumors, the launch event is expected to happen by the end of January 2018.
Nokia 6 (2018) Specifications Leaked
(December 30th, 2017)
Earlier this month, we have reported about the possible launch of the successor to Nokia 6 in early 2018 in China. The device will be called as Nokia 6 (2018) and comes with the TA-1054. While the device listing was earlier spotted on TENAA, the specifications of the device weren’t added at that time. Now, we have the complete listing with all the key specifications of the device.
Though the company removed the physical home button on the front and the device might still use the display with standard 16:9 aspect ratio. As seen on the Nokia 6, the upcoming Nokia 6 (2018) also sports a 5.5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and we expect it to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon-600 series Mobile Platform.
It packs 4GB of RAM and will be available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. Interestingly, the listing mentioned Nokia 6 (2018) to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box instead of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. In the camera department, the smartphone comes with a 16MP sensor on the rear and an 8MP sensor on the front.
The Nokia 6 (2018) offers dual SIM dual standby support and sports rear-facing fingerprint sensor. With all these specifications, the device is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. It will be available in White, Black, and Blue color options.
New Nokia 6 Smartphone Launching on Jan 5th in China
(January 2nd, 2018)
The Nokia 6 (2018) is already listed on TENAA revealing the first look and key specifications. It is the successor to the last year’s Nokia 6 which was first launched in China on January 20th. Later, HMD Global held the global launch of the Nokia 6 along with Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 at the MWC 2017. Now in 2018, the new Nokia 6 will also first launch in China, and the global launch might happen by the end of next month at MWC 2018.
Today, we came to know that the new Nokia 6 (2018) will launch on January 5th in China. While there is no official confirmation about the naming of this new device, it is mentioned as new Nokia 6 smartphone. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details about the Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone.
HMD Global will officially launch its first smartphone in 2018 in China tomorrow. Just like its predecessor, the second-gen Nokia 6 will also first launch only in China. While the Nokia 6 was launched exclusively on JD.com, the new Nokia 6 (2018) will be online exclusive to Suning. The device is already listed on its website with complete specifications and pricing. Talking about the pricing, the Nokia 6 (2018) comes in 32GB and 64GB storage variants and is priced at 1499 Yuan and 1699 Yuan respectively.
On the design front, it also looks almost similar to its predecessor with the metal unibody design and chamfered edges. However, there is no front-facing physical home button on the second-gen Nokia 6, instead, it comes with on-screen navigation buttons and rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The device will be available in White and Black color options. Talking about the specifications, the device sports a 5.5-inch In-cell display on the front with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
On top of the display is the Corning Gorilla Glass for an extra bit of protection. Under the hood is the 64-bit Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 508 GPU. The device offers 4GB of RAM and comes with 32GB and 64GB storage options. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage up to 128GB. It supports dual SIM dual standby and measures 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and is mentioned to receive the latest Android Oreo update soon.
Talking about the cameras, there is a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front camera with the same f/2.0 aperture. Just like the Nokia 8, the second-gen Nokia 6 also comes with OZO audio technology for recording 360-degree spatial surround sound. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and is mentioned to support fast charging. Connectivity options on the Nokia 6 (2018) include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port.
The device currently listed as out of the stock and the availability details will be known tomorrow. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!