HMD’s Nokia 6 will be getting an upgrade for 2018, thanks to a leak that supposedly shows the company’s popular mid-ranger handset receive a quick update. Recent reports have indicated that while consumers were unhappy with the processing package in the first Nokia 6, the new one will manage to offer what fans have been requesting from the previous iteration.
While the Nokia 6 already is a decent offering, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor is a little underwhelming, along with the RAM configuration. The latest rumors suggest that the newest iteration will feature 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. While HMD have increased the RAM by 1GB, it is unclear yet what processor will be featured in the new iteration, but it seems like it will come with the latest Snapdragon 600-series processor. We might also be able to see a new display that matches the current 18:9 aspect ratio trend, likely making the new 2018 Nokia 6 the first Nokia smartphone to feature the new aspect ratio.
The new phone features the model number TA-1054. We may also see a variant of the new variant of the smartphone with 3GB of RAM, but there is no confirmation from the company as of yet as to when we will be able to see the 2018 version of the smartphone. The leak showed only an image of a sheet of paper with the phone’s details such as the RAM configuration and the model number. There is a chance that the phone could feature the new Snapdragon 660 processor as well as a brand-new camera. With narrower bezels, we can expect the phone’s fingerprint scanner to be placed at the back.
While Android Headlines does also question the credibility of the leak, there will be a new smartphone released by Nokia in the second half of January which will be the Nokia 9, and should that come with a bezel-less display and the new Snapdragon 845 silicon, there might still be some credibility to be had for the above-mentioned information regarding the Nokia 6. The Nokia 9 could make its debut along with the revised 2018 variant of the Nokia 8 as well. Nokia has had a great year in 2017, and while the company’s phones are conservative in their design, the performance and software have been spot-on. 2018 will be year for the company to look forward to as it becomes more aggressive with its offerings compared to the competition.