Nokia’s X series smartphones, the Nokia X6 and Nokia X5 have been selling like hotcakes in China. The notched duo is soon expected to be available in multiple markets outside China. While the Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus) variant has already been launched in Hong Kong and Taiwan, the Nokia X5 is exclusive to China currently. However, we can soon expect both smartphones to be launched in more markets across Asia. The Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus), as well as the Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) global variant, have been spotted at an Indonesian certification agency.
Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus), Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus): Certifications Received in Indonesia and Thailand
After Hong Kong and Taiwan, it appears the Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus) global variant will soon be headed to Indonesia and Thailand. The TA-1116 variant of the smartphone has received certification from TKDN in Indonesia. The same model number has been spotted at a Thailand certification agency website as well. It should also be noted that the TA-1116 variant was mentioned in the Nokia 6.1 Plus User Guide for the Indian market, which spotted on the Nokia website recently.
In addition to the Nokia X6 (6.1) Plus, the Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) global variant carrying the model number TA-1105 has also been certified in Indonesia. While there is no word yet on the Nokia 5.1 Plus, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be launched in India by the end of August or early September.
Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus): Specifications, Features
The first smartphone to be launched under the X series by HMD Global, Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus) features a 5.8-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Similar to many of its rivals, the notched display of the Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus) is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. When it comes to performance, the smartphone impresses with an efficient and powerful Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, which comes clocked at 1.8 GHz with an Adreno 509 GPU. In the memory department, HMD Global has so far launched the global variant in a single configuration with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. While the smartphone doesn’t offer a dedicated microSD card slot, the Hybrid Dual-SIM configuration does make further expansion possible for some users.
In terms of optics, the Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus) has a 16MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on the back with AI-assisted features to help users take great photos easily. However, unlike the Nokia 6.1, the smartphone lacks support for 4K video recording. On the front is a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls. Some of the other key features include Face Unlock, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3060mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. When it comes to software, the smartphone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box.
Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus): Specifications, Features
Similar to the Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus), the Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) comes with a notched display. The panel used on the X5 (5.1 Plus) measures 5.86-inches diagonally and offers a lower 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution along with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Powering the Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) is a 12nm MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. When it comes to memory, the X5 (5.1 Plus) is available in two configurations in China – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage.
In the camera department, Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) boasts a 13MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on the back with AI Portrait Mode and other AI-powered features. For selfies, the smartphone includes an 8MP unit on the front with Face Unlock and Portrait Mode features. Some of the other key features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dual 4G VoLTE, and a 3060mAh capacity battery. The smartphone boots Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box.