It takes all of 10 seconds for the Nokia X6 to sell out in China

Remember the headlines last week about the Nokia X6? The mid-range handset, the first from Nokia to sport a notch, was originally set to be released in China only. However, a poll taken by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas revealed that consumers in other markets also want a shot at the phone. HMD officials have to be happy about that, and are no doubt thrilled by the response to the Nokia X6's launch today in China.

The flash sale of the Nokia X6 sold out in just 10 seconds, although the number of units sold was not made available. The model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB  of native storage is priced at 1299 Yuan (equivalent to $203 USD at today's exchange rate). For 1499 Yuan ($235 USD), the phone can be purchased with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. And the top-of-the-line model, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, will run you 1699 Yuan ($266 USD). The Nokia X6 generated more than 700,000 registrations for all versions of the phone from two Chinese e-commerce firms, and Suning. The next sale is set for May 30th.

The Nokia X6 features a 5.8-inch display with a 1080 x 2280 FHD+ resolution, and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, which carries an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz. A dual camera setup (12MP + 5MP) graces the back of the device, and a 16MP selfie snapper is found in front. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, and Android Oreo is pre-installed.

Keep those specs in mind, because HMD Global seems to be seriously considering taking the Nokia X6 global.

source: NPU

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  • Battery 3060 mAh(20.5h talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Notch is a must have for some people... Spend a couple of minutes reading tweets with the hashtag #NokiaX6 and it'll be clear as day that Chinese and Indians unanimously love the notch. The way I see it; their low income gets in the way of things they truly aspire to possess; so they get the closet thing possible. Notched smartphones running Android, in this case. And I'm in no position to judge and/or criticize their decision, despite my personal grudge against notches! So all I can say is this: Oh well, G'Day!

9. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Your comments are always a delight to read .. :) Btw what do you think about a notch + hide notch option with black background ? Do check out in YouTube video first how does it look It gives the illusion of design looking symmetrical + makes use of screen space for clock and notifications

12. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

GreenMan is one of the VERY few sensible people on this site. It's always great to read his comments.

18. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Thanks for the kind words Nokia12 and TechNeck (That reminds me; I've a 'tech neck' too!). Anyhow, the thing is; my grudge against notches isn't about branding or anything. I've been praising 3D Touch since day one. And I prefer Mac OS over Windows 10. The problem is ME, I suffer from mild OCD and hence I prefer symmetry! Can't help myself, and trust me, I've tried! Anyhow; I can definitely see myself living with a smartphone with a hidden notch. In fact; I kind of prefer it over a bezel!

10. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

I dont think it's because of low income People/oems view notch thing nowadays as a "trend/modern design/look ".. Since a lot of manufacturers are doing it.. Just like 18:9 displays or dual cameras , without which device appears outdated .. Notch on Android phones are also small in size and look different Personally I prefer phones without notch

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Nobody had a problem with the notch except some nosy Android trolls. They made the notch so controversial in the first place and now they are losing.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That is bulls**t. Some Apple fans were also not happy with the notch.

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

2. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The Chinese couldn"t afford the iPhone x with the Notch,so Nokia did the correct idea bring out a budget phone with a Notch,and hope Nokia release the X6 worldwide soon

13. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Çhina has been the largest market for the X outside of the US.

3. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Like the third article I've seen with a similar title, different phone. Guess some of these phones are worth while checking out.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

Another hit from HMD with Nokia branded smartphones. It’s really awesome how well this company has been doing, and how they’ve been doing the Nokia name justice.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

But their design is nothing compared to Lumias :(

6. Sleeplessmedal

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 02, 2018

Atleast better than many other smartphones out there.

8. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Lumia used "Fabula" design language.. Which originated from n9.. Nokia devices of last year used scandianavian design like on Nokia 8, Nokia 5 This year word is they are bringing back fabula design .. May or may not be for high end.. 7 plus , 6 2018 , 8 sirocco are well praised for their design and build in almost all reviews..

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

I actually like some of the designs better than the Lumias, but the Lumias did have a great design.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

They are nice yeah, but nothing extraordinary. Lumia 925 or 1520 and 1020 stood out from the crowd, now they all look the same. Especially with the notch, every phone will look the same now lol

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

I respectfully disagree. Smartphones like the Nokia 6/6.1, 7 Plus and some others have better designs than some current flagships, IMO.

19. Venom

Posts: 3997; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think the designs don't compare to the high end phones out there.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

To reiterate, HMD has been designing some amazing looking Nokia branded smartphones, some of which look even better than the high end smartphones that are out today.

25. Venom

Posts: 3997; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia has been killing it mostly with the designs, but I think better designs do exist out there. That's my opinion on the matter.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Nokia smartphones that are put out by HMD have some of the best designs in the business, rivaling most flagships today. The build quality certainly surpasses what’s being put out today, IMO.

28. Venom

Posts: 3997; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The Nokia designs are indeed pretty good, but I don't think they are better than some of the current flagship products out there. When they come out with a clean, sophisticated design like the gold nexus 6p.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia designs have always been among the very best and most unique of the industry, and that hasn’t changed. They have a very clean design that is very apparent to anyone with eyes. Mich better than most, including those like the Google Nexus and Pixel line, for example, who’s designs are pretty bland. They definitely surpass most flagships, design wise.

20. Venom

Posts: 3997; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Is it really a sell out if you only sold a few units out?

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014 Over 700,000 reservations in Chine for the Nokia X6. This is a success no matter how you look at it.

23. popony

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

There is a mistake in the article. It should be "" instead of ""

24. Venom

Posts: 3997; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I stand correct with what I said before. It's not really that much of a success if you sell all of something that you only had a few units of.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia branded smartphones being put out by HMD have been outselling others that you would have thought they wouldn’t, including the Google Pixel line, and they have less bugs than those who have been in the business longer (looking at YOU Google, with your Pixel line). That’s a winning combination right there. No wonder new smartphones that they are putting out like the X6 sell out.

29. Venom

Posts: 3997; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Some people are so threatened by the Pixel phones that have to continue to resort to conjecture and lies to push their point across. I don't deny that the Nokia phones have sold well, mainly because they are priced right unlike how blackberry price their products. Some people are just jealous because the Pixel is able to used by every carrier and thus isn't limited like the Nokia phones are.

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