Update, May 19: Way to send mixed messages, Nokia! As expected, the people who voted in Juho Sarvikas’ Twitter poll overwhelmingly want the Nokia X6 to launch worldwide. The HMD Global’s CPO then posted:
Thank you all! Vote is conclusive ? pic.twitter.com/mI10YHPVX6
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 18, 2018
So will the Nokia X6 launch worldwide? The definitive, official answer seems to be “Yeah, no, I don’t know. Maybe? Here’s a high-five GIF!”.
No matter, we’ll keep you posted.
Original post, May 17: Hours ago, we told you that HMD Global would launch the budget Nokia X6 smartphone in China only. However, there’s still hope: there’s a Twitter poll running right now that could convince HMD’s chief product officer to bring the device to other markets.
You’ll have to be signed into your Twitter account to vote. If you are, then simply click here to cast your ballot. The question CPO Juho Sarvikas asks is, “Should we bring Nokia X6 to other markets too?” The available answer choices are simply “Yes” or “No.” As of yet, there’s no option to tell HMD which countries should get the device.
Getting a lot of traffic on this so let’s ask around. Should we bring Nokia X6 to other markets too?
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 17, 2018
Could this all be an elaborate marketing campaign in which HMD pretends that it’s only releasing the Nokia X6 in China, conducts a poll on the matter, and then “magically” decides to bring it to other countries, when in reality it planned to do so the entire time? Yes. Yes, it could be. Does that make it any less fun? Nope.
The Nokia X6 is a budget device which, if it were to launch in the U.S., would cost between $200 and $300. But don’t let the price fool you; the Nokia X6 is pretty stacked with a 19:9, FHD+ display, a dual camera setup, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Android 8.1 Oreo, USB Type-C connectivity, and a rear fingerprint scanner. Oh, and a headphone jack.
There are plenty of people out there who would love a sub-$300 phone with specs like that, so you should probably head to Twitter now and cast your vote. This wouldn’t be the first time Nokia said it wasn’t going to release a phone in other markets and then changed its mind.