Nokia 6 (2018) leak points to multiple models with different specs sheets

Nokia 6 (2018) leak points to multiple models with different specs sheets

There's no doubt that HMD Global plans to launch more Nokia-branded smartphones next year, and one of them could be a sequel to the mid-range Nokia 6.

The name of the upcoming phone is a bit uninspired, but we don't know for sure if HMD will choose to launch it on the market as Nokia 6 (2018). However, we do know that the Finish company plans to release at least two different versions of the handset.

Two weeks ago, the first variant of the Nokia 6 (2018) was spotted at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency, but now a different model has been listed at the same entity.

The main difference between the two smartphones is the display. While the first model is expected to sport an 18:9 display, the more recent model is confirmed to come with a 5.5-inch display with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.

The listing at TENAA also reveals Nokia 6 (2018) will be equipped with a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor, but the model remains a mystery. Still, the Qualcomm chipset inside the upcoming Nokia smartphone can be either Snapdragon 630 or 660. When it comes to memory, HMD will include 4GB RAM inside and either 32GB or 64GB expandable storage.

Furthermore, the phone will boast a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera and a 3,000 mAh battery. Sadly, Nokia 6 (2018) runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but there's still time to upgrade the software to a newer version.

source: TENAA via Nokiamob

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6 (2018)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(16h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2275; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Considering the current Nokia 6 carries a 400 series SD, this new model would have a nice bump in performance. If this leak is true...

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

So... It'll ship with Nougat instead of Oreo that's been out for months now, eh? Well, that means it won't support Treble and hence is going to be 'worthless'. In any case, I doubt it'll come with 630. 450 most probably with A53s clocked at 1.8Ghz. Oh well, G'Day!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia already stated that their handsets would not support Treble, and if you actually used a Nokia Android handset, you would know that their smartphones are updated fast. They've already committed to updating their handsets to Android P, with the Oreo beta for the current Nokia 6 entering its final stages. You really haven't a clue, so you just troll. But no worries, I love dropping facts in trolls laps.

5. pravin.n15

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

No treble for "any of the existing models". New models if shipped with Oreo (which is a high possibility due to the changed OS architecture for enhanced performance and easy future updates) will obviously support Treble (built into existing Oreo ROM). fyi: phone makers in India seem to take the public for granted and hawk junk for high prices often so what you say can be a possibility as well. Reason being: outdated stuff earns them high profit margins.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "Nokia already stated that their handsets would not support Treble." Oh, I missed that little gem. And it begs the question; why in this bloody world are they not going to make their smartphones Treble compatible, eh? I quote: "if you actually used a Nokia Android handset, you would know that their smartphones are updated fast." I beg your pardon? Nokia 6 was released in February in Mainland China; made available globally in May-June. Now, it's the end of December and they're STILL running on Nougat instead of Oreo that was released four months ago in August. Now of course, in the world of Android; an OS update that's 4 months late is perfectly acceptable but... It's hardly 'fast', is it? Treble is going to address that 'lag'. In my view; every Android User deserve at least 3 years worth of OS updates and should get it in a matter of days; not weeks or months or even whole bloody years. I'm sorry but I'm not quite that high up on the level of 'fanboyism' to mock Project Treble to defend a certain brand! Truth is ruthless, laddie. But it's supposed to set you free... G'Day!

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

You “missed that little gem” because you don’t do the research. So, you’ve never used a Nokia Android handset before. Got it. And Nokia has been dropping their monthly security updates faster than most, and sometimes faster than even Google. And how many other Android handsets are still on Nougat that are due to be updated to Oreo? Why aren’t you bashing those OEM’s? Answer: Because you like to troll Nokia. Being that Nokia has committed to updating each and every one of their 2017 handsets to Android P, (which most OEM’s have not) I’d say that’s pretty good. But of course, you’d find fault in that, because “trolls gotta troll”, and all that. I’m sorry, but I’m not an insufferable troll that has nothing better to do with his time than troll things that he doesn’t like. And please point out where I “mocked project treble”, or are you ready to admit that you added that part in to back up your false narrative? Truth is ruthless, pops. But it’s supposed to set you free.... ;)

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well... Truth is subjective then, I suppose? What might be 'truth' in one's opinion might be a total LIE in another one's EYE! [Wow, it rhymes! I didn't intend it to be]. And I never said in my previous post that YOU are mocking Treble. In fact, I didn't specifically point at anyone. So... Like they say; A guilty conscience needs no accuser! You play with word, that's fine cause I like to play with words too! Anyhow, fast updates or not; the refusal on their part to make their products compatible with Treble isn't a valid excuse. Treble is supposed to make the 'conventional' mean of upgrading an OS faster! Treble will surely make their 'fast' updates even 'faster' and make Nokia The 'master'! G'Day!

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now you’re flip-flopping, lol. But you implied that I was mocking Treble. Don’t backtrack now because I proved you to be a liar. They didn’t “refuse” to make a product Treble compatible, their *current* lineup won’t be Treble compatible due to certain things not existing in their current handsets that can’t be added by an OTA update. Future Nokia Android handsets may well be compatible with it. It’s called research. You should try it sometime. “Treble will surely make their 'fast' updates even 'faster' and make Nokia The 'master'!” That^^^was lame.

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "They didn’t “refuse” to make a product Treble compatible, their *current* lineup won’t be Treble compatible due to [CERTAIN THINGS] not existing in their current handsets that can’t be added by an OTA update." Such as? Enlighten me for I am hopelessly incapable to 'research' (your words, not mine)! BTW, Essential is upgrading its Essential Phone with Treble because Essential Phone user deem it essential to have the most essential part of Oreo; The Treble; on their Essential Phones so essentially; it should be doable. Why Nokia deem it un-essential is an essential mystery. And no that wasn't lame! No sire. The reason you're un-zealous about my fabulous post is because you're jealous. So accept it, my precious. G'Day!

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

I refuse to the legwork for someone that’s old enough to be my grandfather. Don’t be lazy. Use your favorite search engine, and look for what I’m talking about. It’s that simple. What does Essential have to do with Nokia? And the Essential Phone was launched AFTER said Nokia handsets. I already told you why current Nokia handsets aren’t supporting Project Treble. It’s up to you to research the rest. It will take you much less energy to research an article that’s easily found doing a Google or Bing search, than it does you typing your trolling idiocy. And yeah, it was really lame. The reason you have a problem with what I’m saying is because you’re trolling and only have half the information, and I’m dropping facts in your lap, and you can’t stand it. So accept it, my un-precious.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

People fawn over Nokia's designs yet crap on Sony's. I've enjoyed Nokias since the Symbian days but this idol worship is ridiculous.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Both Nokia and Sony have some of the best designed phones in the business, to me. I prefer heft and a little thickness to my smartphones.

14. Whitedot

Posts: 704; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

That pretty much sucks. New models neither been announced nor released and we already now it only comes with N. That might be excuse for HMD Global to end up phone OS update cycle at P.

15. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm surprised that it's not going release with Oreo instead. Would have made more sense. This is why it's better to stick with a Google device because they are the only ones that have guaranteed updates both version and security.

16. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Nokia can't insert Treble in current models because Treble requires a seperate oem-partition. Which they can't add without a complete repartitioning of the rom and vital change to the bootloader. This will inevitably erase end-users data which current updates keeps. I suppose that they technically could use it on later manufacturing batches of current models.

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