Following series of leaks, rumors and renders, HMD Global at an event in China today unveiled the Nokia X6 – its latest mid-range device, the first member of the resurrected Nokia X-series, and its first notched smartphone. Priced at about the same price as the Nokia 6.1, the Nokia X6, however, outscores the Nokia 6.1 especially in terms of design and hardware.
Outside of the notched display with an aspect ratio of 19:9, the latest gadget features an all-glass design and dual rear camera setup. The Nokia X6, for the most part, is made of sleek frame and a compact form Gorilla lined with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on either side.
On the display front is a 5.8-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and ultra slim bezels on the sides, while the Nokia branding can be found on the bottom bezel. Under the hood, the Nokia X6 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage or 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Both variants allow you to expand the memory up to 256GB with microSD, but only if you are willing to sacrifice the second SIM slot.
Much like most recent mid-range device, the Nokia X6 comes fitted with a dual camera setup at the back comprising of a 16-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel monochrome sensor, with a f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, while a capable 16-megapixel camera with the same f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel sensor sits inside the display notch. Both front facing and the dual rear cameras are aided by some nifty AI tricks – background blur, face recognition, dynamic expression, and filters.
Powered by a 3,060mAh battery, with Quick Charge 3.0 feature which can supposedly jack up the battery from O% to 50 percent in 30 minutes, the Nokia X6 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and with the promise of a timely update to Android P when the OS becomes available. It comes with full range of connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C.
Available in blue, black and silver color options, the Nokia X6 goes on sale on May 21 in China at CNY1,299 ($204) for the base model with 4GB/32GB variant. The 4GB/64GB version is priced at CNY1,449 ($236), while the 6GB/64GB variant goes for CNY1,699 ($266).