A Twitter poll by HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer gives hope for an India launch along with other Global Markets.
The Nokia X6 was launched earlier this month exclusively at China where it became a hit. At the launch, the company didn’t mention the availability of the smartphone in the Global market. Now Nokia fans may rejoice as HMD is considering the possibility of releasing it outside China.
HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvika on his official handle @sarvikas tweeted a poll asking if the company should bring the Nokia X6 to other markets or not. The poll is now ended where the 92% out of 8572 voters have agreed.
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
Nokia has previously launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 but none came with a notched design. The mid-range Nokia X6 is the first to feature the top notch. The smartphone features a 5.8-inch 2.5D display with a resolution of FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) and 19:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, it is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset and is available in three configurations: 4GB of RAM + 32 GB internal storage, 4GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage. All variants have expandable memory options up to 256GB with a microSD card.
In the optics department, the smartphone sports a dual camera setup at the rear of a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor of f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel sensor. The front offers a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. The cameras come with AI features like optimized color contrast, depth of field and portrait lightning effects, HDR and face recognition. The Nokia exclusive Bothie mode is also there along with Face Unlocking and a Do not disturb mode for gaming. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3060 mAh battery with Quick Charge support.
The X6 is currently priced at CNY 1299 ( Rs 14,000) which will put it against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Honor 7X. The Indian variant will surely get the Android P upgrade which will make the notch more appealing. But we would like to advise users to take this as a pinch of salt as it’s just speculation and the smartphone may not make it to the Indian market.