HMD Global’s Nokia 6 is about to complete one year, and its successor, Nokia 6 2018, is already making headlines. The Nokia 6 was the first Android-powered smartphone from the company, and users will have high hopes for its successor. Nokia 6 2018 has appeared on TENAA, hinting the launch is imminent. A previous leak revealed that the Nokia 6 2018 would have model number TA-1054, which was previously assumed to be the model number of the Nokia 9.
The TENAA certification website has revealed the looks and some of the device’s specs. According to the image, the device sports a bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, making it the first Nokia smartphone to have these features. The design is similar to the Nokia 6 2017 with minor upgrades. The front is slightly changing because of the large bezel-less display, and because of the lesser space, the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back, placed between the Nokia logo and the rear camera.
About the camera, there is no chance of getting dual cameras both on the rear and the front. The Nokia 7, however, has a dual rear camera setup for the mid-range price tag. According to previous rumors, the smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, an upgrade from the previous 1.4GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor. The RAM will also be upgraded from 3 GB to 4 GB.
Nokia 6 had a 5.50-inch Full HD display, which will likely stay the same. It offered a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP on the front. The cameras won’t get a major upgrade, but their quality and software will likely be improved. The device is also likely to come with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo.
About the launch date, the Nokia 9 is supposed to launch on January 19, alongside which the Nokia 6 2018 may be released. The device may also get an early preview at CES 2018, starting from January 9 to January 12 next year. However, if all fails, it will appear at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018.