Nokia X6 global variant reportedly spotted online, could be launched soon

By Digit NewsDesk | Published 12 Jun 2018 13:28 IST
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  • The China exclusive Nokia X6 features model number TA-1099 and this new device with model number TA-1103, which has been spotted on Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) certification website, is speculated to be its global variant.

Nokia X6 global variant reportedly spotted online, could be launched soon
Nokia X6 global variant reportedly spotted online, could be launched soon

Last month, Nokia announced its X6 smartphone in China, which is the first device by the company to feature a ‘notched’ display. The handset sports the model number TA-1099 and is currently available only in China as it’s yet to be announced globally. Now, as per DealNTech, a device with model number TA-1103 has been spotted on the National Communications Commission (NCC) certification website of Taiwan, which suggests that a global variant of the smartphone might be on the way. The same handset was previously spotted on Bluetooth certification website as well.

If there is a global variant of the smartphone, we speculate that it could be renamed or rebranded. This is what happened with the Nokia 6 that was launched as a China exclusive but later the company also announced the Nokia 6.1, which was made available globally. HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas conducted a poll on Twitter last month where he asked users whether or not the Nokia X6 should be introduced in other markets. The poll ended with 92 percent of users voting for a global launch of the smartphone.

The Nokia X6 is a mid-range smartphone by the company which is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It comes in three variants, two 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB storage options, which are priced at CNY 1,299 (Rs 13,700 approx) and CNY 1,499 (Rs 16,000 approx) respectively. There is also a 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, which is priced at CNY 1,699 (Rs 18,200 approx) in China. The same processor is also used on the Redmi Note 5 Pro (review), Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (review) and some other smartphones.

The Nokia X6 features a 5.8-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and a 19:9 display aspect ratio. Both the front and rear cameras of the smartphone come with a f/2.0 aperture lens and 1-micron pixel but it gets a dual 16MP + 5MP  camera on the rear and on the front, it comes with a 16MP sensor. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and is backed by a 3060mAh battery. The device supports Quick Charge 3.0 and is equipped with a USB Type-C port.  

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