For some, the “notch” is nothing more than a gimmick plotted by an ultra expensive fruit. That didn’t stop Android manufacturers to copy it though. Unfortunately, Nokia is one of them. At least by name.
HMD Global’s Nokia X6 which features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display in 19:9 aspect ratio launched exclusively in China last month for about 250 EUR. Surprisingly, the smartphone is a huge hit in the Chinese market earning it the second spot in JD.com as best-seller smartphone. It even sells out at 4th time, with 1.8 million people still waiting on combined statistics from JD and Suning.
Now, the smartphone is reportedly receiving its first OTA update. One of the main features in the new update lets users hide the “notch” by blacking the status bar. The initiative works similarly as that of the Huawei P20 and OnePlus 6, except that it doesn’t have an AMOLED display. That means the blackout area will still glow in the dark. The new update also includes some performance improvements, as well as optimized system transitions.
Last month, Juho Sarvikas, CPO for HMD Global, hosted a Twitter poll whether they should bring the X6 to the global market. The users respond positively, later confirming the global launch of the device. Furthermore, a global variant of the Nokia X6 has reportedly received Taiwan’s NCC certification earlier this month.
Nokia X6 Specifications:
- 5.8″ Full HD+ display (19:9 aspect ratio)
- Octa-core Snapdragon 636
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
- Dual rear-camera (16MP RGB + 5MP Monochrome, f/2.0)
- 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0
- Bothie, or Dual-Sight
- Face Unlock
Source: Baidu Tieba