Glass Body Nokia X6 announced in China for $200

By Nitish Singh / May 16, 2018

Nokia is finally making a comeback into the Android market with one impressive smartphone after another. The Finnish company known for its midrange devices is back again with yet another $200 Android phone, the Nokia X6.

The new device offers a premium glass body with a fingerprint sensor and a notched display that has become a trend for Android devices, following the popularity of the iPhone X. The Nokia X6 is a close sibling to the previous generation Nokia 6.1, with similar design elements at the same price point.

Nokia X6

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With widescreen 18:9 and 20:9 displays becoming popular on phones, the Nokia X6 adopts a 19:9 display with a 1080x2280 resolution. The 5.8” panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 to help protect the device from scratches that can crop up from daily usage. The IPS LCD offers wide viewing angles but lacks the contrast and punchy colors of an AMOLED panel.

The back of the device houses a 16MP camera capable of 1080p video recording at 30fps. The lens also comes with an accompanying 5MP black and white sensor for better low light photography. The device is powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 636 by Qualcomm.

The 3060 mAh battery offers Quick Charge 3.0 support for fast charging and is rated to offer a full day’s worth of mixed usage. The device ships with Android Oreo 8.1 and there has been no confirmation yet from Nokia about the Android P update. With Google partnering with multiple manufacturers including Nokia to make Android updates reach out to more devices quicker, an update to Android P can be expected for the device.

The Nokia X6 is available in a 4GB RAM/32GB storage variant as well as a 6GB RAM/64GB variant. The device also includes a USB-C port, which is a rarity in lower-priced devices. The device is currently available in China, and is unlikely to receive a global launch with the Nokia 6.1 having released just two weeks earlier with identical specs.

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