The revamped 2018 version of the Nokia 6, uninterestingly dubbed the Nokia 6 (2018) has been doing the rounds for quite some time now. 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.

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HMD Global is expected to launch the Nokia 6 (2018) on January 7, 2018.Tech Sina via Weibo

If the rumours are to be believed, the Nokia 6 (2018) could be launched in China as early as tomorrow i.e. January 5. 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.

However, if you are expecting the 2018 refresh of the Nokia 6 to be drastically different from the original Nokia 6, then you're in for major disappointment. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean the Nokia 6 (2018) is outright boring. It's got some new things going for it, although an 18:9 isn't one of them.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) will have a rose gold accent along the camera module and the rear-mounted finferprint scanner.TechSina via Weibo

The leaked images first spotted by TechSina via Weibo, reveal the Nokia 6 (2018) with a slightly modified design with a rose gold camera accent running around the rear camera module.

Another noticeable change is the absence of a home button and fingerprint sensor up front. The new Nokia 6 (2018) does not have a physical home button underneath the display and therefore the fingerprint scanner has now been moved to the back of the phone.

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Leaked image showing the back of the Nokia 6 (2018) with the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.Tech Sina via Weibo

The original Nokia 6 had a front-mounted fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button.

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. But the new handset evidently appears to have smaller bezels than its predecessor.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) will not ditch the bezels.TechSina via Weibo

The Nokia 6 (2018) is said to be powered by an Snapdragon 600-series 9possibly the SD 630) octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The phone will most likely launch in two variants – 32GB and 64GB of internal storage.

In terms of the optics, the Nokia 6 (2018) is expected to come with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor at the back and an 8-megapixel camera sensor up front. Additionally, the smartphone is said to borrow the Nokia 8's 'Bothie' feature which simultaneously shoot photos from the front and rear cameras.

The Nokia 8 (2018) will be fuelled by a 3000mAh battery and could launch with Android Nougat out-of-the-box.

We will know more as soon once the device goes official on January 5.