Nokia X6 Global Variant Appears on Geekbench as Nokia 6.1 Plus Ahead of July 19 Launch


HMD Global’s first notched smartphone, the X6, is expected to go global at an event on the 19th of this month. Ahead of the launch event, the smartphone has made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmark database carrying the Nokia 6.1 Plus moniker.

Nokia X6: Global Variant Pops Up on Geekbench as Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 6.1 Plus listing on Geekbench reveals key specifications identical to the Nokia X6. It runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with an Adreno 509 GPU. The Snapdragon 636 chipset has been coupled with 4GB of RAM in the device that has appeared on Geekbench. However, we do expect a 6GB RAM variant of the Nokia 6.1 Plus to be available as well. In terms of software, the benchmark listing has revealed that the smartphone will ship with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. As for performance, the Nokia 6.1 Plus managed a score of 1332 points in the single-core test and 4903 points in the multi-core test. Both the scores are in line with what we expect from a device running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset.

Nokia X6: Nokia 6.1 Plus Expected to Sport Identical Specifications, Features

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is likely to be identical to the Nokia X6 in terms of hardware specifications and features. As we mentioned above, the Nokia X6 sports a notched IPS LCD display that measures 5.8-inches diagonally and offers 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

In the memory department, Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be available in the same three memory configurations as the Nokia X6 – 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. The handset comes with a Hybrid Dual-SIM slot, so further expansion is certainly possible. In terms of optics, the smartphone will feature a 16MP + 5MP dual-camera setup at the rear with AI-assisted features like many other Android smartphones launched recently. While the primary 16MP sensor has been coupled with an f/2.0 aperture, the secondary 5MP sensor is coupled with an f/2.2 aperture lens. However, unlike the Nokia 6.1, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will not support 4K video recording. For selfies, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will come equipped with a 16MP snapper on the front with an f/2.0 aperture. It will also include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock support.

Connectivity features will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, USB OTG, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on will be a 3060mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. In terms of physical dimensions as well, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be identical to the Nokia X6 measuring 147.2 x 71 x 8mm and weighing in at 153 grams.

Nokia X6: Global Variant Expected to Launch in India Soon

The Nokia X6 global variant is likely to be released in India soon after its unveiling on the 19th of this month. Since the Nokia 6.1 Plus is going to be positioned above the Nokia 6.1 4GB RAM variant in India, we can expect the smartphone to cost somewhere around the Rs.17,000 mark for the base variant. On the other hand, the 6GB RAM variant is likely to be priced above the Rs.20,000 mark in India.