When Nokia made a comeback early last year, the Nokia 6 was their top of the line device (before the Nokia 8) and it came with stock Android. Priced at RM999, it is a solidly built phone, but unfortunately, it packs an entry-level Snapdragon 430 processor at a mid-range smartphone price range.
That’s going to change for 2018 as Nokia appears to be launching a new one and it’s looking like a proper mid-range device.
According to NokiaPowerUser, a retailer in China had indicated that the Nokia 6 2018 will be launched in 3 days time, so it could be revealed as early as this Friday.
Based on its TENAA certification photos, the Nokia 6 will still retain a similar 5.5″ Full HD display and an aluminium unibody design. While the competition is adopting a “FullView” 18:9 display, the Nokia 6 2018 will still retain a 16:9 display aspect ratio but the bezels will be thinner and it’s made even more compact with the removal of physical buttons and fingerprint sensor from the front. The new model will get a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as shown below and it retains the similar looking camera module from the Nokia 5.
Under the hood, it is said that it would run on a Snapdragon 630 processor that’s mated to 4GB RAM. It would have at least 32GB of onboard storage and it is expected to retain the same 3,000mAh capacity battery. If Nokia retains the same RM999 price tag for this 2018 model, this can be an interesting stock Android contender under RM1,000. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.