Nokia Heart, A Cheaper Edition of Nokia 6 Arriving Soon?

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 2

A new Nokia phone has appeared on GFXBench benchmarking platform with midrange specs. It indicates that Nokia may be prepping a lower end version of the recently announced Nokia 6 smartphone.

Nokia 6 is immensely popular in China as it went out of stock within a minute in its first flash sale. Recent rumors have suggested that Nokia will be releasing 6-7 smartphones in this year. One of them seems to have appeared on GFXBench with a codename of Nokia Heart.

According to GFXBench listing, the Nokia Heart will be coming with a 5.2-inch display. It supports an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The Nokia 6 is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC. The Nokia Heart is expected to include the same chipset. It features a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor and Adreno 505 graphics.

Nokia Heart GFXBench

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Its SoC will be supported by 2 GB of RAM and it will include a native storage of 16 GB. These specs indicate that it may be a low-end version of Nokia 6 that comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage.

Nokia Heart will come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The listing on GFXBench says that Android HMD Edition will be running on the device which indicates that a customized version of Nougat OS will be preloaded on the device.

GFXBench listing shows that it will feature a 12-megpixel rear camera and a front-facing camera of 7-megapixel. However, the smartphone may feature 13-megapixel rear snapper and an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Apart from aforementioned details, no other information is available on the device. The Nokia 6 is available with a pricing of $245 in China. Hence, the Nokia Heart is pegged to be priced around $150 to $200.

Nokia will be present at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 in the next month. As of this writing, there is no confirmation on whether it will be announcing the Nokia Heart smartphone or any other device. Speculations hint that the company may announce a flagship device.