Nokia 6.2 to Launch in India as Rebranded Nokia X71 on June 6: Report


HMD Global is set to hold a launch event in India on June 6 to launch a new smartphone in the country. On the same day, HMD Global is also holding a global launch event in Italy. While the company has not confirmed the name of the smartphone that will be launched at the event, a new rumor suggests the Nokia X71 may make its global debut as the Nokia 6.2. To recall, the Nokia X71 was launched in Taiwan and China in April this year as the company’s first smartphone featuring a punch-hole display.

Nokia X71 Expected to Launch as Nokia 6.2 in India on June 6

According to a tweet by Nokia anew, HMD Global is expected to unveil the Nokia 6.2 at its upcoming event on June 6. Since the Finnish smartphone maker is holding a launch event in India as well on the same day, it is possible that the Nokia 6.2 will debut in the country at the event, instead of the Nokia 9 PureView. The Nokia 6.2, rumors suggest is a global variant of the Nokia X71 that went official in Taiwan in April. Soon after its launch in Taiwan, the smartphone was made official in China as well.

We can expect the Nokia 6.2 to be priced well under the INR 20,000 mark in the Indian market. Its predecessor, the Nokia 6.1, was launched in India at INR 16,999 last year. In Taiwan, however, the Nokia X71 was launched at TWD 11,900 (INR 26,250 approx.). Along with the Nokia 6.2, rumors suggest the company may debut the Nokia 5.2 and Nokia 2.2 Android One smartphones as well.

Nokia 6.2 Expected Specifications

If the rumors are indeed accurate, the Nokia 6.2 should be identical to the Nokia X71 in most areas. The Nokia X71 has a 6.39-inch PureDisplay panel featuring Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a powerful yet outdated 14nm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz featuring an Adreno 512 GPU. In the memory department, Nokia X71 is available in a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Fortunately, the smartphone does have a microSD card slot, which makes it possible to expand the storage further up to 256GB.

On the back of the phone is a triple-camera setup featuring a 48MP primary sensor coupled with an f/1.8 aperture Zeiss lens. The 48MP primary sensor is joined by an 8MP ultra-wide camera as well as a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It has a 16MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture and support for Full HD video recording. Like most other lower mid-range Android smartphones, the Nokia X71 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It packs a non-removable 3500mAh battery and has support for 18W fast charging. The Android One smartphone runs on stock Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box and is guaranteed to receive two major OS upgrades.