After a few weeks of speculation regarding the name, the Nokia X6 finally went official in China on Wednesday. The latest mid-range phone from HMD Global comes with a fresh design language for the company as it highlights a notched display for a more immersive experience. The mid-range Nokia X6 will fall along the line of the Nokia 6 (2018) in terms of pricing and will be offered in Black, Blue and White colours.
The Nokia X6 price starts at CNY 1299 (approx Rs 13,800) for the 4G + 32GB variant, CNY 1499 (approx Rs 16,000) for the 4GB + 64GB model, and CNY 1699 (approx Rs 18,000) for the 6GB + 64GB version. As of now, there is no word on when and if the phone will be available in India.
In terms of design, the Nokia X6 keeps in line with leaked images that have been circulating on the internet for several weeks now. The most notable new feature is the edge-to-edge display with a notch cut out, which isnt surprising considering the current industry trend. This also gives the phone a tall 19:9 aspect ratio with an 86 per cent screen-to-body-ratio. The rest of the phone is made up of glass with white accents around the fingerprint sensor, camera module, power button and volume controls. A 3.5mm headphone jack can be found on the top of the frame and the phone also supports a USB Type-C port.
The Nokia X6 sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2280) TFT display with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Apart from the notch, theres also be a narrow chin on the bottom of the display which keeps the Nokia logo. Powering the mid-range smartphone is a Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is the same chipset found inside the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The handset will be offered in three variants – 4GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 64GB options. All three variants will support storage expandability up to 256GB via microSD card. Apart from a fingerprint sensor, the phone also supports face recognition.
In terms of optics, the Nokia X6 brings a dual rear camera setup which includes a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor, which definitely looks more attractive compared to the Nokia 6 (2018) which comes with a single rear camera. You’ll also get features like bokeh and Pro Mode which lets you manually adjust the ISO, white balance and aperture among other things. Up front, you get a 16-megapixel sensor. The cameras get some AI support as well which helps improve image quality and bokeh effect. The Nokia X6 also supports HDR mode, filters and the ability to directly broadcast on microblogging sites via the camera.
The dual-SIM Nokia X6 houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging and also supports Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and the company also announced it will be among the first phones to get Android P as well. Moreover, if the phone does come to India, you can expect it to launch as an Android One phone, which means timely Android security updates and the guarantee of Android P and Q in the future.