The Nokia 6 was officially announced for China earlier this month as the first Nokia-branded smartphone manufactured by HMD Global. Two variants of the same device have now been spotted in the GFXBench database boasting the same overall hardware specifications as the unit that's about to be launched in China later this week. They carry model numbers TA-1000 and TA-1003, and the latter is rumored to be the global variant of Nokia's upcoming Android phone.
Both the TA-1000 and the TA-1003 have been certified by Bluetooth SIG roughly one week ago, and now the same devices have been dug out of the GFXBench database. According to the spec sheet listed on the benchmarking website, both variants of the Nokia 6 sport a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz per core, the Adreno 505 graphics chip, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, most of which should be available to users. Furthermore, Nokia's upcoming phone boasts a 16-megapixel main camera with autofocus, face detection, and a flash, as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing sensor for selfie enthusiasts. Although this bit of detail goes unmentioned by GFXBench, the Nokia 6 draws energy from a generous 4,000mAh battery. Other features worth mentioning include a microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB of external memory, a set of dual stereo speakers coupled with Dual Smart Amplifiers (TFA9891), support for 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n. Last but not least, the Nokia 6 is running Android 7.0 Marshmallow out of the box. More specifically, the phone ships with a Nougat-based Android HMD Edition OS which seems to be the company’s proprietary version of Android 7.0. This OS version is said to accommodate a user interface based on CyanogenMod 14.
The Nokia 6 is distributed in China exclusively through JD.com, priced at 1,699 yuans, which translates to around $250. At the moment, there are no official details regarding the smartphone’s release outside of China, but seeing how the alleged global variant carrying the model number TA-1003 has been certified by Bluetooth SIG and given the smartphone’s recent guest appearance on GFXBench, it's possible that the Nokia 6 will eventually launch in more territories.