So the newly announced Nokia 6 appeared in the Geekbench database. There are currently 2 ‘Nokia 6’ (TA-1000) tests, with the results of the better one being 639 points in Single-Core, and 2694 points in Multi-Core tests.
The results are average (in fact, above average in multi-core thanks to 4GB RAM) for a mid- to low-end device like Nokia 6, which features Snapdragon 430 as the CPU, and 4GB of RAM. The Single-Core score is in the range of Galaxy A5 (2016) (Exynos 7580), Redmi 3(S) (Snapdragon 430 & 616), Moto G4 (Snapdragon 617), while the Multi-Core score is in the range of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon 650), Galaxy S5 Plus8 (Snapdragon 805), Xperia Z3 Compact (Snapdragon 801). For more benchmarks check here.
Geekbench and other benchmarking apps cannot be trusted for showing the real performance of a device, but they can give useful information about the hardware. After all, a great deal of everyday performance depends on the manufacturers custom Android UI. As we heard from the first hands on reports from China, Nokia 6 has some sort of ‘Nokia UI’ skin above the Android 7.0 OS, but without bloatware, and reportedly the device behaves very well.