Finally, HMD Global has finally launched the Nokia X6 Android Smartphone. The device was announced a day before the OnePlus 6 launching. Notably, the phone comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ 19:9 display and Snapdragon 636 alongside with 6GB of RAM.
It definitely runs on the latest Android OS. Definitely, the rumored specs of the Nokia X6 is equivalent to the official unveiled features with no difference. Arrives with dual camera set-up on the back while the 16MP on the front selfie shooter does a better job with the AI portrait and scene recognition.
Nokia X6 Specs
*. Display: 5.8-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
*. Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
*. RAM: 4GB / 6GB RAM
*. Storage: 32GB / 64GB internal storage expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
*. SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
*. OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android P
– Back camera: 16MP (RGB) rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0um pixel size, 5MP (Monochrome) *. secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.2um pixel size
– Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.0um pixel size
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (rear facing)
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Type-C
*. Dimensions: 47.2 x 70.98 x 7.99~8.59mm
*. Weight: 151g
Design and Display
The Nokia X6 Smartphone is designed in a glass back and metal frame. While on the front display, the device flaunts a 5.8-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD 19:9 display at a resolution of 1080pixels with an ultra slim bezels on the sides.
Although, the screen-to-body ratio is quite high and acceptable but it still comes with a slight chin, with the company name encrypted on it and notch display to house the front facing camera and the receiver.
Features a rear mounted fingerprint sensor on the back with dual rear camera with flashlight. This is company’s first Android smartphone in the ‘Nokia X’ series in China. The Nokia X6 comes in Blue, Black and Silver colors.
Camera and Connectivity
On the camera aspect, Nokia X6 arrives with dual camera set-up on the back. Featuring a 16-megapixel rear camera with RGB sensor + 5-megapixel secondary rear camera with a monochrome sensor, AI portrait and scene recognition. They both features an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) along with HDR and a bokeh mode.
The front shooter is equipped with a 16-megapixel f/2.0 aperture that comes with AI selfies with background blur, stickers and face unlock. The 16-megapixels might not deliver an integrated lush photos but thankfully, it will go along way.
The phone comes with a dual VoLTE support that lets you to use VoLTE on both the SIMs and packs FM Radio, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Apart from that, the phone features Wi-Fi a/b/g/n.
Performance and Battery
The handset sports a Snapdragon 636 running on a 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor with Adreno 509 GPU to handle the demanding games, applications and many more. While the Snapdragon paves way for the phone to be fully functional at the battery life.
The phone comes in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and the other with 6GB of RAM, this allows the Smartphone to keep running smoothly despite receiving great deal of tasks. On the storage aspect, the X6 arrives with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD.
It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system and fueled by a 3060mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging that can charge from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes.
Pricing and Availability
HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas said that the company is setting up Global headquarters in Shenzhen, China to work on 5G, Hardware, Camera and Better experiences but he did not share if or when the phone will be available outside China.
Aforementioned above, the phone comes in two variants and they are priced differently. The 4GB RAM version is priced at 1299 yuan / $204 / Rs. 13,830 / N73k while the 6GB RAM costs 1699 yuan / $266 / Rs. 18,090 / N97k / Ksh 26,000 Thankfully, you wouldn’t have to wait till next month to get the device, it will go on sale in China from May 21st.
Article Before the Launch
Focusing your eyes on the below back of phone, the first thought, that would immediately come to your mind is the Nokia 7 Plus. The rumored Nokia X6 Smartphone might be the first company’s phone with Notch display. The X6 was a Symbian-powered device back in 2009.
Not all rumors do come to limelight but the Nokia X6 looks impressive even with the notch display, supposedly, users are now loving the notch display design on Smartphones and I think, am also among too. Samsung was reportedly using the design on the Galaxy S9 but it turns out the wrong way.
And nope, the company isn’t bringing any nostalgic feeling like the Nokia 3310 but this is a modernized design of the current innovation. Lets see the rumored specs;
*. Display: 5.8-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio
*. Processor: Snapdragon 636 another with a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset processor
*. RAM: 6GB and 4GB of RAM
*. OS: Android Oreo 8.1
*. Pricing: $250 / €210
The phone looks pretty cool from the design but we do have to set our eyes on it first before confirming the outrageous beauty of the Smartphone. The launching date is April 27th, just like the Nokia X.
The thin bezels on the sides and a narrow chin with an awkwardly placed Nokia branding at the bottom right is something that still keeps many of us in a wonder state, if it was a concept phone or not.