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.