Snapdragon 660-powered Nokia 6 successor rumored for early next year


A new rumor might put a smile on those who have been willing to jump on the Nokia 6 ship for a while but didn't due to the fact that it's a bit, how to put it lightly, underpowered courtesy of the power-efficient Snapdragon 430 chipset on deck. 

As it will very soon be time for Nokia to update its devices, a new rumor suggests that the successor to the Nokia 6 wil likely carry the much more capable octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset, which got announced in early 2017 and comprises 4x Kryo 260 cores running at 2.2GHz and another cluster of four Kryo 260s running at 1.8GHz in big.LITTLE configuration. Built on a 14nm manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 660 is in a whole another ballpark than the 28nm Snapdragon 430; the beefier chip also supports twice as fast RAM clock speed as the Snapdragon 430 (1866MHz vs 933MHz).

Nokia's next upper mid-range device, which could be called Nokia 6 (2018), is rumored to get announced in mid-January 2018, which would coincide with the 1-year anniversary of the company's first forays onto the smartphone market. Additional haearsay puts 4GB of RAM and some 32GB of native storage into the upcoming device, though as usual all of this is subject to change. 

source: PhoneRadar

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5 Comments

1. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

if price will remain as $230 then this will be game changer.

4. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

If they put SD660 plus AMOLED screen, with durable form factor as is current Nokia 6 - I'll give even 300$ for it. My needs are not even close for SD835 - i do not play many games, just internet browsing, e-mails, chats and video watching. But i really need AMOLED screen. Just me. Cheers!

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Quite a jump from The Snapdragon 430, eh? I personally think that The Nokia 6's successor will get The Snapdragon 450 while The Nokia 7's will get This 660. SD660 is quite beefy! On par with the likes of 808 and 810 and there's no way Nokia can offer this chip totting smartphone for $250. G'Day!

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

i think these following make most sense by Q1-Q2 2018 Nokia 9 - SD 845 ( 750-800 $ , everything top end ) Nokia 8 - SD 835 ( 550$ with new infinity display , AMoled edge screen ) Nokia 7 - SD 660 Nokia 6 - SD 630 Nokia 5 - SD 450 Nokia 3 - Quad core upcoming unannounced SD 400 series

3. Duncdawg26

Posts: 170; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

They just need something with 14nm soc and 18:9 screen for close to $200. Of course a sd660 would be nice but either it will $400 (at least) or not the 660. With the updates that are constantly coming for these Nokia devices and pure Android, I'd buy any $200 Nokia device on 14nm over the 7x... Even if the camera wasn't as good

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