Nokia has been in the dark for quite some time and as a result, missed out on a lot of what the world has to offer. Android and iPhone have made great strides while Nokia’s contract with Microsoft wasn’t so fruitful. Over the years, the two smartphone giants are still running strong, while Microsoft has lost any of its popularity. Recently Nokia decided to get back into the smartphone scenery and took to Android for their desired platform. The company has released a few devices on the market and some are in the works as well. The Nokia 6 is rumored to release in 2018 is Nokia’s latest product that is on the line. The device is yet to make a debut and the specs discussed here are subject to change at the time of release. In this article, we will be discussing a few details regarding the upcoming Nokia 6.
The 2018 version of the Nokia 6 is said to come equipped with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display. The resolution will be capped at 1080 x 2160 pixels and along with a pixel density of 424 which is quite decent. In terms of design, of the few leaked images that we have of the device, it seems to appear rather impressive. Although there are bezels at the top and bottom of the device they are not too significant. The Nokia 6 certainly gives off a premium vibe and the black color sits well with the device. The subtle Nokia logo at the top left fits in well with the looks of the smartphone.
The device has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device also has a fingerprint sensor, though we are not sure of its positioning over the phone.
Under the hood, the Nokia 6 will be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and the Adreno 508 which, tells us a lot about the device. This line of hardware is used in mid-range devices which dictate the segment Nokia is targeting. The A-53 processors are clocked at 2.2GHz with high and low loads divided between them (4 cores for high performance and 4 for less demanding tasks). In terms of memory, the device boasts a 4GB RAM along with 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD slot. Mid-tier devices nowadays offer up to 64GB of storage. Although 32GB is by no means any less, it good to have access to a much larger storage capacity. Of course, the actual performance cannot be determined at the moment, but, with proper optimization, the dedicated hardware should dish out a score near about the 65K range. Assuming this to be the base the score, we can conclude that device isn’t quite good. However, we await the official release after which we will be able to do a full price to specs ratio. Although hardware boasts a mid-tier price tag, let’s see what the Nokia has decided to do with the smartphone.
Nokia has always been what it is thanks to its camera and durability. The Nokia 6 is also rumored to host a 16 MP rear and an 8 MP front camera. Other features include manual ISO control and auto exposure compensation along with face detection, touch focus, panorama, HDR and much more. Details regarding video recording haven’t been revealed but we are expecting it to be at least 1080p@60fps, which is the standard requirement for any decent mid-tier device.
For multimedia, it will support all the basic formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, eAAC+, MP4, FLV, H.264, and WMV. Supports for other formats can be availed by downloading a third party app.
The Nokia 6 is said to be powered by a Li-Ion battery whose power is yet to be revealed. Nokia has never been that power hungry and has managed to deliver some great devices that sported a great battery a life. We will have to wait for this one out. The device will also have dual sim support and it is a hybrid sim slot hasn’t been confirmed yet. Nonetheless, it will come with 4G LTE support.