Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Research | By Clarence Powell

Nokia to take wraps off its X6 smartphone today

Nokia to take wraps off its X6 smartphone today

HMD Global, the company that now holds the right to manufacture and sell Nokia phones, had scheduled a launch event in China last month on April 27th. The new Nokia X6 is the first ever phone by the company to come with iPhone X like notch display. Meanwhile, the Finnish tech giant is now preparing to unveil Nokia X or X6 in China on May 16 as per the reports. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back which has a glossy finish thanks to an all-glass design.

Nokia X6 features a 5.8-inch 19:9 FHD+ display with Gorilla Glass 3.

In terms performance, the Nokia X6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. There is expected to be 32GB/ 64GB onboard storage, expandable up to 128GB (via microSD).

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We're also looking at a dual rear camera setup which combines a 16MP and 5MP camera, a front-facing 16MP camera, and like we said for a mid-ranger it's not too bad, especially when you consider that it only costs around $205. On the front of the phone, there's also a 16MP selfie camera.

The X6 is the first Nokia phone to sport a notch display and may be an indication of what to expect from future Nokia devices. It comes in Black, Dark Blue, and Silver colour options. HMD Global will the new gadget today in China.

Nokia also touts presence of AI integration for improved photography with image recognition to deliver better results. It also features "Bothie" mode for using front and rear cameras simultaneousl. It measures 147.2×70.98×7.99mm (excluding the lens), going up to 8.59mm with the lens, and weighs 151 grams. The device will be available 4GB and 6GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB of storage options. There is a 3060 mAh battery in the handset bundled with 18 Watt charger. Pricing for the 4GB RAM+64GB ROM varinat is Yuan 1499 and the top variant with 6GB RAM+64GB ROM is priced at Yuan 1699. The smartphone will be available in two variants based on RAM. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS and USB Type-C.

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