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Nokia X6 is official with dual cameras, 19:9 display, and notch

The handset, previously seen with the name Nokia X, was revealed earlier today in Beijing starting at around $200.

Published onMay 16, 2018

HMD Global has launched its new flagship, the Nokia X6, in China. The device, previously seen with the name Nokia X, was unveiled in Beijing earlier today.

The smartphone is the first Nokia device to sport a controversial notch and a 19:9 display — facets that should help it achieve a decent screen-to-body ratio. It features an octa-core, Snapdragon 636 chip, up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of internal storage space.

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On the back of the X6 you’ll find a dual-rear camera setup, housing 16MP + 5MP (monochrome) sensors with f/2.0 apertures, and a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture on the front. Software features include automatic AI image enhancements (like color balance adjustments and facial recognition), HDR photo mode, and the “Bothie” mode for using front and rear cameras simultaneously.

It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with a 3060mAh battery with USB Type-C connectivity. You’ll also find a fingerprint scanner on the back and a headphone jack at the top.

Nokia X6 price and availability

The Nokia X6 is going up for pre-order today in China in black, dark blue, and silver. It will be coming in three versions at the following prices:

  • 4GB RAM / 32GB ROM: CNY 1,299 (~$200)
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM: CNY 1,499 (~$235)
  • 6GB RAM / 64GB ROM: CNY 1,699 (~$265)

The specific Nokia X6 release date isn’t yet known, nor are wider availability details. We’ve reached out to HMD Global on the matter and will update this post with a response should we receive one. Update (05/17): An HMD Global spokesperson has confirmed that the Nokia X6 won’t arrive in the US — more at the link. 

Nokia X6
5.8-inch, 19:9, FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels), Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (octa-core)
Adreno 509
32GB/64GB + microSD support
Rear: 16MP + 5MP, HDR photo mode, Bothie mode, AI photo fixes
Front: 16MP
3060mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, headphone port
147.2 x 70.98 x 7.99mm

Android 8.1 Oreo

What’s your first impression of the Nokia X6? Let us know in the comments.