The Nokia 6 (2018) passed TENNA certification in October, 2017 under model name TA-1054 but now more information is revealed through the TENNA listing. We can safely assume that launch date is not far and it might land in China in first week of January, 2018 itself. Specifications reveals no major changes in the upgraded version of previously launched original Nokia 6 except the chipset and few design modifications.
Nokia 6 (2018) | Photo Credit : TENNA
HMD Global is set to launch new Nokia 6 (2018) with key specifications such as 5.5-inch Full HD TFT display with 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution. Handset will get a major update in chipset, shifting from Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 to Snapdragon 630 SoC. Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor (4 x 2.2GHz and 4 x 1.9GHz) will be paired with 4GB RAM (Original version packed 3GB RAM). Smartphone will pack same 3000mAH battery of original version. Dual sim smartphone runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and likely to receive android Oreo update because low-budget smartphone Nokia 2 is also confirmed to get Oreo soon.
The Nokia 6 (2018) will be offered in two storage variants of 32GB and 64GB (expandable up to 128GB through hybrid slot). Although, some design changes like ditching home button, moving fingerprint sensor on the back side took place but smartphone still comes with 16:9 aspect ratio. It was highly expected that Nokia 6 (2018) will sport the trendy bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display. Cameras on the device remains same – 16 mega-pixel rear sensor and 8 mega-pixel front camera sensor.
Chinese retailer, Suning teased launch date of Nokia’s new smartphone. | Photo Credit : Weibo (via NokiaPowerUser)
Handset will be offered in three colours – Black, White and Blue. Dimension of Nokia 6 (2018) are as follows – 148.8 × 75.8 × 8.15 mm and weighs 172 gram.
Regarding the launch date, a teaser released by a Chinese retailer Suning suggests that handset will be released on 5th January, 2018 on Friday. Teaser shows an image with multiple Nokia phones making a numeric three to point towards the new announcement. Teaser does not relate directly to Nokia 6 (2018) launch but recent listing confirms the relation.
Other upcoming Nokia smartphone in 2018 include Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus as both the smartphones are spotted in unpacking of APK file of Nokia’s default camera app. Nokia 1 is also rumored to launch in March, 2018 with Android Go. Nokia 9 will be among the Nokia smartphones that are likely to launch in early 2018 because it gets certified in FCC and key specifications are already known. Nokia 8 (2018) is also expected to launch very soon.