At an event held today at the Beijing Minsheng Museum of Modern Art in China, HMD Global finally took the wraps off their latest budget offering, the Nokia X6. This is the first time the company has adopted the iPhone X-like notch design on its displays. But this isn’t that surprising as we already knew most of what to expect from this device thanks to all the recent leaks. So now we have our first definitive look at the first X series smartphone by the company.
Nokia X6: What’s in the notch?
With the goal of stretching the display out as much as possible, Nokia has finally presented us with its first smartphone that flaunts a notch at the top. Along with the front-facing camera, this notch houses all the obvious instrumentation including the primary speaker for calls and the proximity sensor. Speaking of the camera, the front-facing shooter is a 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. On the back, the phone houses a dual camera setup consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor of aperture f/2.0, alongside a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor of aperture f/2.2.
Nokia is boasting a vast improvement in its AI implementation to achieve better image processing. The cameras should be able to capture superior quality images by recognising the type of object in the frame. The rear camera is equipped with Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) and HDR, while the front shooter is capable of portrait lighting effects and even facial recognition/ Face Unlock. There is also a “Bothie” feature that lets you shoot from both the front and back camera at the same time.
Nokia X6: Other Specifications, Features
The Nokia X6 sports a 5.8-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD screen with a 2,280×1,080 pixels resolution. This display holds 432ppi pixel density in a 19:9 aspect ratio. The bezel-less 2.5D curved glass at the front ensures a screen-to-body ratio of almost 85%. The back of the device is also built with glass, and there is a fingerprint scanner situated just underneath the rear dual-camera setup.
Under the hood, the smartphone is runnings a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC paired with an Adreno 509 GPU. Other than the previously mentioned storage variants, The phone even supports microSD card expansion up to 256GB. On the software front, the smartphone is running Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
There is a 3.5mm headphone jack present on this device. Then there is the expected array of connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS and so on. The phone is powered by a 3060mAh battery that is equipped with Quick Charge 3.0. Charging is achieved using the USB Type-C port at the bottom, and you can expect the phone to achieve a 50 percent top up in 30 minutes.
Nokia X6: Expected Price in India, Availability
HMD Global has unveiled three different storage variants of the Nokia X6 priced accordingly. The first variant is comprised of 4GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. This variant will cost CNY 1,299 which roughly equates to Rs.13,700. Then we have the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant which is priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,800). Finally, there is a variant that has 6GB of RAM with 64GB of internal memory capacity that has a price tag of CNY 1,699 (Rs.18,000 approx.).
At the event, it was mentioned that Chinese consumers would be able to purchase one of these devices from online retailers such as JD.com, Suning.com, and Tmall.com in the coming days. Reservations are open today, but the exact release date was not specified. Currently, details regarding the launch of the Nokia X6 in India and other global markets are still scarce.