After a long series of leaks, HMD Global just announced the Nokia X6 – the first member of the reborn X-series – in China. As expected, the device features mid-range hardware wrapped in a premium body. The latter boasts 95% glass coverage and metal side frame.
The Nokia X6 sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio protected a by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer on top.
The is the first Nokia handset to feature a notch at the top of its screen, housing a 16MP front-facing snapper with f/2.0 aperture and face unlock capabilities. You also get a standard fingerprint sensor on the back.
The back panel also houses a dual-camera setup consisting of a standard 16MP unit with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP monochrome sensor with f/2.2 lens. All of the cameras are aided by some nifty AI tricks – background blur, face recognition, dynamic expression and filters.
The Nokia X6 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage or 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. A hybrid slot is onboard as well letting you expand the storage via a microSD card if you are willing to give up the second SIM.
The battery is rated at 3,060 mAh and it’s charged over a USB-C connector up to Quick Charge 3.0 speeds. That should give you about 50% in 30 minutes. The OS behind it all is Android 8.1 Oreo and the phone is promised to receive an update to Android P.
Nokia X6 in black, blue and white
The Nokia X6 can be bought on May 21 in China starting at CNY1,299 ($204) for the most modest 4GB/32GB variant. The 4GB/64GB version is CNY1,449 ($236), while 6GB/64GB will set you back CNY1,699 ($266). The colors variants are blue, black and silver. Availability outside of China is yet to be confirmed.