HMD Global has today launched its new smartphone at a launch event in Beijing, China. Dubbed as Nokia X6, the smartphone will go on sale in China from 21st May, for a starting price of 1,299 Yuan, which roughly converts to $204.
The smartphone comes with a 5.8-inch Full-HD+ display with screen resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s a notch on top of the display, similar to that of Apple iPhone X. The display is covered by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which protects from minor scratches.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s recently launched Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, which also powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, among others. The smartphone will be available in two variants based on RAM. The 4GB RAM model packs 32GB and 64GB internal storage while the 6GB RAM variant packs 64GB internal storage.
There’s also a microSD card slot, which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB. Coming to the camera department, the smartphone features a dual camera setup, having a 16-megapixel RGB primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary monochrome sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front side, there’s a 16-megapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture and 1.0um pixel size.
For the camera, the Finnish company is touting the presence of artificial intelligence (AI) features for improved photography, such as optimized color, field and portrait lighting effects, as well as face recognition. It also offers the Bothie feature, which enables users to use both front and rear cameras simultaneously.
Further, the smartphone also comes with a Face Unlock feature as well as a fingerprint sensor placed on the back panel. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C.
The Nokia X6 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box and also comes with Do Not Disturb mode for gaming. The device is fuelled by a 3,060mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology that can deliver up to 50 percent of charge in 30 minutes.
The smartphone comes in three color options — Black, Blue, and Silver. As of the pricing, the 4GB RAM + 32GB internal storage model is priced at 1,299 Yuan (approx. $204) while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs 1,499 Yuan (approximately $236). The top-end model with 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage will be available for 1,699 Yuan, which roughly converts to $266. Currently, it is not known if the phone will make its way outside of China.