We had already told you that it will be launching on 5th January in China and now we have a clear look at the device thanks to a Chinese retailer. Its actual launch is still a few days away, but the company is revealing enough to make buyers of the first gen Nokia 6 seethe in jealousy. Unfortunately, only two colors were shown on the listing: Matte Black and Steel. Also, the fingerprint scanner is now moved to the rear, and the company even ditched hardware navigation keys, opting for on-screen navigation keys.
Like its predecessor, the Nokia 6 (2018) gets its stamina from a 3000 mAh battery. For selfies and video calling, an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper will sere admirably well. The RAM available is just 4 GB with two internal storage versions - 32 or 64 GB.
After a barrage of leaks of Nokia 6's successor, HMD Global has officially unveiled the Nokia 6 (2018) as it had promised. So those expecting an 18:9 aspect ratio display may be disappointed. The smartphone is priced starting at Yuan 1,499 (Rs 14,637 approx) for 32GB storage model and Yuan 1,699 (Rs 16,590 approx) for 64GB storage version. But you can still expand the storage up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card. It also borrowed some features from the Nokia 8 for audio recording and photos. The integrated 3000mAh battery will not only be able to deliver an enhanced backup but also helps you to charge the device quickly. The device might be China exclusive for the time being and HMD might launch it globally at the MWC 2018 like it did with original Nokia 6. The model is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, which is clocked at 2.2GHz, and has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Nokia 6 (2018) now official with more RAM and better processor
HMD Global has given a 16-megapixel raise camera sensor on the Nokia 6 (2018) with double tone LED blaze and PDAF focal point that has f/2.0 gap.
Update: Multiple sources claim the Nokia 6 (2018) will feature a regular MicroUSB port instead of a Type-C one as previously thought. Introduced a year ago, Dual-Sight technology is also included in the mid-range smartphone.