Nokia X Will Run On The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
HMD Global is preparing to launch its new budget smartphone, the Nokia X in China. It is possible that it will be launched as the Nokia X6, reviving a popular moniker from the days when Nokia was the most successful phone maker. The Nokia X or Nokia X6 has been leaked in abundance so far and the new Geekbench listing confirms an important aspect of the device.
According to the Geekbench listing of the Nokia X6, the upcoming smartphone will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. The variant listed here has 6GB of RAM but, a 4GB RAM variant is also expected to launch. Nokia is known to keep the OS close to stock Android so it isn’t surprising that the X6 will run the latest version of Android OS, Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The Snapdragon 636 chipset has been quite successful in devices so far. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was the first smartphone to run on the chipset and has been well-received in India for its performance. The Redmi Note 5 pro competitor, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro also runs on the Snapdragon 636 chipset. The Nokia X6, like the Zenfone Max Pro, will also run close to stock Android OS for an even better performance of the SoC.
The X6 will sport a 5.8 inch TFT display with a 2280 x 1080 px resolution. This translates into a 19:9 aspect ratio, the same as the P20 Lite. There is also a notch on the display, which could be the reason why the smartphone has a taller aspect ratio. The vertically placed dual-camera setup is in the usual Nokia position but, the “Carl Zeiss” branding is missing.
It is also rumoured that the Nokia X6 will be priced at CNY 1499 (Rs 15,700 approx.), which is a great price for the specifications that the Nokia X6 has. If the X6 is launched in India and HMD Global prices at about Rs 15000, the Nokia X6 could be a great smartphone, especially with its all-glass build and design.