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First rumors of the Nokia 6 (2018) surface

The Nokia 6. (Source: Pocket Lint)
The Nokia 6. (Source: Pocket Lint)
The Nokia 6 was released way back in January, which means we're about set for the launch of its successor, the Nokia 6 (2018), possibly at MWC in February. Details of the device have surfaced online, painting the picture of a rather enticing device.

The Nokia 6 can be said to be Nokia's first major device following its rebranding under HMD Global. The mid-ranger, in spite of massive marketing, may not have performed as well as the Finnish company expected, something we believe to have been caused, in part at least, by the presence of the sub-par Snapdragon 435 SoC it shipped with. The chipset, an upper entry-level one, ensured that the Nokia mid-ranger couldn't compete effectively with similarly priced devices running on the more powerful Snapdragon 625.

The company looks to build on its solid performance in the market so far, by improving on its already impressive retinue of devices. Word on the grapevine claims that the company's generation of devices will will adopt the "2018" suffix, which means that we are set for the release of a Nokia 6 (2018), and the Nokia 9, within the next few months.

While details of the device are unconfirmed, sources claim that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 660, Qualcomm's mid-range SoC that seeks to bridge the chasm between the mid-range segment and the premium one—a massive leap from the under-performing Snapdragon 435 on the first-gen Nokia 6. Rumors also claim that the device will feature 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, dual SIM support, and an 18:9 FHD+ display.

These are, of course, just rumors, so you'd do well to take all of it with a pinch of salt. We'll be sure to keep you updated.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-12-10 (Update: 2017-12-11)