The Nokia 6 (2018) has been the focus of attention in recent times. The successor to HMD’s first smartphone under the Nokia brand will come with upgraded specs and a new design but not in the way we expected.
When the Nokia 6 (2018) first appeared on TENAA, the images showed the device with what appeared to be thinner top and bottom bezels. That could only mean one thing – a full screen display or one with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
However, when the specs were eventually made public, quite a number of people were shocked to learn that HMD Global has stuck to the same 5.5” display with a 16:9 aspect ratio for the 2nd gen model. For those that are still not convinced and believe TENAA probably made a mistake, we have got our hands on photos of the Nokia 6 (2018).
As you can see, the bezels are still there and that screen sure doesn’t look like it has an 18:9 aspect ratio. Why then did they decide to move the fingerprint scanner to the back? It has to look different from its predecessor, right?
The display is covered by 2.5D glass which is most likely supplied by Corning. Front camera position is still on the right and there is the Nokia branding beside it. It also features on-screen buttons now.
The rear of the phone has also received a major change in design. The camera housing is significantly longer with the sensor at the top and the LED flash at the bottom. The setup is still raised and has an orange accent around it just like the fingerprint scanner beneath it and the aluminium frame around the body.
The Nokia 6 (2018) is not only different on the outside. Gone is the Snapdragon 430 of last year as it is now powered by the Snapdragon 630. Camera still remains 16MP on the rear and 8MP in front but they may have a different aperture and pixel size. Nevertheless, battery capacity has been kept at 3000mAh.
Chinese retailer, Suning, says the Nokia 6 (2018) will be available tomorrow but HMD Global hasn’t released an official statement yet. Whenever it does launch, it will first be available in China before making its way to other countries.