Nokia’s first smartphone under the HMD Global brand was the Nokia 6, and now it seems that the brand will soon be launching its next iteration in the market. Recently, the alleged Nokia 6 (2018) with the model number TA-1054 has passed TENAA certification in China. Though the TENAA listing doesn’t reveal much about the device, a report from NokiaPowerUser does.
As per the report, this will be a dual-SIM card device similar in looks to the Nokia 7. It might sport a display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, which if true, the capacitive touch buttons will be replaced by on-screen buttons. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It might also feature a dual camera setup on the back along with the Bothie camera mode.
If this report is true, this would make the Nokia 6 (2018) the first smartphone from Nokia to sport a bezel-less display, which now has become a norm in current times. Nokia 7 is one of my favourite smartphones in terms of design. It has a rugged build without losing its elegance, and seems HMD Global has realised that too. And that’s why they might introduce the Nokia 6 (2018) with a similar design.
Alongside the 18:9 aspect ratio displays, dual rear cameras have also become something that every manufacturer from Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi are bundling. But Nokia shouldn’t blindly follow the trends, as we have already seen Google doesn’t and the Pixel 2 XL has the highest rated smartphone camera ever. Also, Bothie is a feature that I personally feel is really unnecessary, as I don’t think it’s of any use, in my humble opinion.
Comparing its specifications to the existing Nokia 6, both phones have dual-SIM card support. The current gen Nokia 6 also has 32GB of internal storage similar to the Nokia 6 (2018). However, the main difference comes in RAM and processor which are getting an upgrade, and might solve one of the biggest gripes of the consumers which is the performance of the current Nokia 6. Currently, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with 3GB of RAM, whereas the upcoming Nokia 6 (2018) is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with 4GB of RAM which might provide the phone with a much-needed boost in performance.