Nokia 6 global variant sighted, could be announced at MWC 2017

It seems that the China-only Nokia 6 might be seeing a global release afterall

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Highlights

    • Nokia 6 global variant sighted
    • To come with same specs as China version
    • Expected to be announced at MWC 2017

The Nokia 6 made huge waves in China, giving HMD a hard time in maintaining inventory. What was surprising was the fact that the phone was selling out faster than it could be stocked despite not being on a flash sale model. Nokia fans worldwide have been waiting with bated breath for the company’s phones to make a comeback and even though the Nokia 6 was announced as a China exclusive, it seems that that may no longer be the case.

NokiaPowerUser is reporting that a global variant of the Nokia 6 dubbed the TA-1003 was sighted first as it passed through Taiwan’s certification agency. It was later sighed on GFXBench where we see that it would sport a octa-core processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 430 along with 4GB of RAM. The phone would come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 64GB of internal memory and will support 128GB of expandable storage space via a microSD card. From the looks of it, doesn’t seem like the global version of the Nokia 6 would be very different from the Chinese version, save for the fact that global version would support CDMA and GSM networks alongside the FDD-LTE networks, with support for LTE bands 3,7,8,28, 38 and 41. Additionally, the primary camera will sport a resolution of 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), while the front-facing camera will shoot at 8-megapixels. The phone also comes with an integrated fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button and will run Android Nougat out of the box.

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HMD Global, the company that bought the rihts to the Nokia brand is scheduled to hold a pre-MWC conference where they will be unveiling the new Nokia device portfolio. It is rumoured that we will be seeing up to six new phones being announced across various price brackets. The next few days will be exciting as we get closer to the announcement. The revival of the once dominant name in mobile industry is poised to make a comeback and we, for one, are very excited.