Global Nokia X6 receives certification in Taiwan, launch could be imminent

Global Nokia X6 receives certification in Taiwan, launch could be imminent
After the launch of the Nokia X6 in China last month, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer noted the high interest surrounding the smartphone outside of the country, later going on to hint at a possible global release in the future. Now, thanks to Taiwan’s NCC, it appears a wider release may be just around the corner.

The listing of the device in question, which goes by the model number TA-1103, fails to reveal any exact information other than the fact that it is built by HMD Global and will support 4G. Nevertheless, it comes shortly after the same smartphone was spotted on a Bluetooth certification listing. Now, neither listing makes any specific mention of the Nokia X6 name, but the similarities to the original Nokia X6 (TA-1099) in terms of the model number suggest that this is indeed a new global offering. If true, the spec sheet is expected to remain unchanged. This means consumers can expect a large 19:9, 5.8-inch display complete with a notch, alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 on the inside and the choice of either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Additionally, 32GB or 64GB will be present depending on the user’s preference.

Aside from the performance aspect, the Nokia-branded handset boasts a dual-lens setup on the rear that is comprised of a main 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel camera that should help with bokeh effects. Additionally, all of this is coupled with a 16-megapixel selfie sensor up front. In regards to other specifications, the global variant of the device will likely ship with stock Android 8.1 Oreo as part of the Android One program, while in terms of battery life, a respectable 3060mAh pack is included to keep the lights on.

On the topic of availability, HMD Global is yet to make any official announcement, but current information points towards a launch in early July, with the product then becoming available in various Asian countries including Taiwan, as well as Europe and possibly North America. Also, a price of around $300 is to be expected.


source: Dealntech

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28 Comments

1. KingSam

Posts: 1427; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

It's this or the Mi a2 that will rule this segment.

28. mesiga

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 15, 2019

Note true

2. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

How many phones is Nokia releasing? Like seriously they need to focus on quality not quantity.

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1039; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Who said that the ones they've released doesn't have quality? Or is quality, to you, tied to price? I don't think, by the way, that they've enough sheep to do an Apple who released only 3 that costs so much. They must have seen the need to attend to all segments, like Samsung. I must say, however, that even the Nokia before windows released many phones yearly.

5. Venom

Posts: 3435; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

What he says is very much reasonable. They do have too many devices that they are releasing. I can't even think of how many variations of the Nokia 6 that they have.

6. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

One. Or if you want to count the X6 then two.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right, there is the Nokia 6 2017 and now the 2018 variant. That’s less variants than Apple, Samsung and Google with their 2017 and 2018 variants of their respective flagships, lol.

12. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

The last year’s model is not available in my country anymore. Perhaps they push the leftovers to some developing countries.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. The Nokia smartphones by HMD have some of the best build quality out today, with less software issues on their smartphones than the likes of Google’s Pixel line or Apple’s iPhone. The fact that HMD has been attending to all segments like the Nokia smartphones of old has been a plus for HMD as well.

14. Venom

Posts: 3435; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The fact that you just had to point out the part about Google just means you're either threatened by what the Pixel brings to the table over what Nokia does or you're just trying to pick a fight.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

The fact that you are responding to my comment at all just means that it has triggered you. I posted a FACT. Get over it.

20. Venom

Posts: 3435; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That wasn't a fact. That was a pointless cheap shot that served no purpose other than to cause an argument.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s a documented FACT that Goggle has issue after issue with its Pixel line. You just want to start a fight because it’s me that’s pointing this fact out.

24. Venom

Posts: 3435; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, still deflecting from the plethora of issues that the Pixel line is having? http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/google-pixel-3/24991/googles-pixel-3-features

7. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

What exactly is wrong with their quality? And on the software side they are staying on top of security updates. They're also promising OS updates well beyond what the competition is doing especially for mid to low priced handsets. So I would agree with you about quantity if they were having major hardware problems that the competition did not. Or, if they weren't staying on top of or updating their software. Right now Nokia's current business model is paying off for them beyond what I would've predicted last year. So, I think they'll stay the course...

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree, Subie. Especially when you’ve got smartphone industry giants that have been releasing problem-prone flagships (with both hardware and software issues). Nokia’s quality on the hardware and software side really puts them to shame, especially for the price the industry giants like Apple, Google, and Samsung are charging for their flagships. For those prices, they need to have much better quality both hardware and software wise.

13. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

+1 MG. And I agree with you in post 11. I'd like to see HMD bring more of their models across the pond, and I'd like to add through reputable distribution channels too. Third party sellers on Amazon, with no return policy or warranty just doesn't work for me as an option.

15. Venom

Posts: 3435; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree Subie. I've taken an interest in the 7 Plus and I hope it's going to come to the states. I know Nokia is very much reliable when it comes to Android updates unlike other OEMs like BlackBerry and Motorola who refuses to update their phones.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree, Subie. It’s an outright shame that industry giants like Google continue to put out a bug ridden product with every new generation that is the Pixel and charge such a high price for it. HMD has been putting out great Nokia branded smartphones, with far less issues and for much less. It would only benefit them to bring more of their awesome Nokia branded smartphones to the Americas. Reliable full OS and monthly security update (they’ve even beaten Google to the punch at times), with far less issues than flagships out by Google, Apple and some other industry giants.

17. Venom

Posts: 3435; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

4. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

That’s just the variant for the Taiwan market.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Keep up the great work HMD, and bring the Nokia X6 to global markets. It’s sure to sell.

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