However, just a day ahead of its official unveiling, a bunch of images of the purported Nokia 6 (2018) have popped up online that show the handset in more detail.
Technically, the 5.5-inch Nokia 6 (2018) hasn't been officially announced by exclusive brand licensee HMD yet, which isn't stopping Chinese retail giant Suning from accepting pre-registrations ahead of an actual January 10 launch.
The phone is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat for now and it is upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo, with the stock Android OS.
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The fingerprint scanner in Nokia 6 is embedded into the home button on the front. Only this time round, HMD is using bold colour accents to accentuate the phone's chamfers on both the front as well as on the back.
The newly leaked images also seem to confirm one important spec that we already know about the device, that the Nokia 6 (2018) will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Nokia 6 (2018) ditches the hardware capacitive button on the front and sticks with a metal unibody build. But this device was much less powerful and it had an entry-level SoC, while the new model will sport a mid-range processor. Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by a 2.2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, as against a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 one in Nokia 6.
The Nokia 6 2018 has been launched in China in two variants - one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for CNY 1499 (roughly Rs 14,600) and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for CNY 1699 (roughly Rs 16,600). The handset has an 8-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor and packs a 4100mAh battery. The memory will be expandable with a micro SD up to 128 GB. One that can be charged up by means of a USB Type-C port. The upcoming device from HMD Global's stable was recently leaked in a TENAA certification listing and more recently by an online retailer who gave out some of the phone's important specs along with its possible launch date.