Nokia 6.1 plus launched in Hong Kong w/ Android One for 2288 HKD

Nokia Mobile has today launched the Nokia X6 as the Nokia 6.1 Plus in the Hong Kong market. It seems the previous report about the Nokia X6’s Hong Kong launch was extremely accurate. The device can be called the successor to the Nokia 6.1 with a larger (and notched) display.

Product codes: The international variant seems to carry the following product codes – TA-1103, TA-1083, TA-1116. There will be minor variations across the product codes such as for carrier bands.

Similar hardware + Android One

Nokia has made the few alterations as we expected from the global device. The Nokia 6.1 plus runs on Android One software (Android Oreo 8.1). The hardware is all the same. There is the same glass-sandwich design with a 5.8-inch 19:9 display on the front, both wrapped around a solid aluminum frame. The dual 16MP + 5MP cameras sit on the back of the device.

The headphone jack is intact, so is the fingerprint scanner at the back. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor and comes with 64GB of onboard storage. Unfortunately, NFC support is not included. Nokia has also skipped the blue color option in the Hong Kong. The device only comes in black and white.

Key hardware specifications

  • Display: 2.5D 5.8-inch FHD+ display – 432PPI with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
    19.9 display aspect ratio | 93% body covered in glass
  • Primary camera: 16MP + 5MP dual real camera with HDR and EIS
  • Front camera: 16MP front camera for selfies
  • Processor: Snapdragon 636 processor
  • Storage: 64GB storage with 4GB RAM | Expendable to 400GB using MicroSD
  • Security: Face recognition, fingerprint scanner
  • AI powered camera for enchaining the image by understanding the scene
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0,
  • Battery: 3060mAh
  • Colors: Black, White

Price & Availability

Nokia is only bringing the Nokia 6.1 plus in 4GB + 64 GB option to the Hong Kong. On the other hand, they offer the X6 in different storage and RAM variations.

The device will retail for $2288 (HKD) | ~$292 (USD) | ~Rs. 20,00 (INR). It will be available for purchase from Tuesday, 24th of July.

The price is bumped up from what we have seen for the Nokia X6 in China. Pricing wise, the device somehow manages to find its spot between the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 plus.

Some photos

Here are some images (from Engadget), shared in a Nokia Group. The Android One logo looks elegant sitting under the glass. The good thing is that we no longer see the Designed by HMD Global and other details, hence making the branding look simple and clear.

Nokia X6 front
Nokia X6
Nokia X6 black and White with Android One

Get even more details at the official Nokia website.

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Nokia Mobile teases the launch of Nokia X6 w/ Android One in Taiwan

Taiwan seems to be the first market to receive the Nokia X6 after China. There were reports that the Nokia X6 will launch in Hong Kong on July 19th, however, it seems that it is Taiwan where the phone will make its first global appearance. The launch can take place as soon as tomorrow, July 19th. Update: The phone (Nokia 6.1 plus) is launched in Hong Kong as per the original schedule. The Taiwan launch should happen in the month of August.

The official Facebook page of Nokia Mobile for Taiwan has today posted a teaser with the Nokia X6 and the Android One logo. Nokia phones in China do not run on Android One. So, this is definitely the first global appearance of Nokia X6. The photo is also captioned appropriately as “This time Nokia is going to take you to the tide this summer”.

Nokia X6 Taiwan


The report from Hong Kong also mentioned that the Nokia X6 will launch as Nokia 6.1 Plus in other markets. The phone features a 5.9-inch display with the infamous notch. That said, the notch is much smaller than the one we saw on the Nokia X5 which launched today.

Stay tuned for latest updates on Nokia X6 and all other things Nokia!

Thank you, Lydia for sending this in! 🙂

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Nokia X5 (TA-1109) is now official with Helio P60 – Starts from ¥999

The Nokia X5 (TA-1109) is finally revealed at a launch event in China. The phone matches with essentially everything that we saw in the leaks. The phone features the infamous “Notch” and comes packed with the Helio P60 processor which looks like nothing less than a dream.

Hardware Specifications

Much like the Nokia X6, the Nokia X5 also features a dual-glass manufacturing. Similar dual cameras sit on the back. The notch on the front of the display is definitely wider, leaving very less room for the notification icons.

The Nokia X5 definitely packs a punch when it comes to the raw hardware. It ticks many boxes of what a user expects from his/her smartphone. The phone features the following key hardware specifications:

  • Body dimensions – 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
  • Display – 5.86-inch HD+ display in 19:9 aspect ratio(1520×720 resolution)
  • Processor – Mediatek Helio P60 2.0Ghz MT6771
  • Primary Cameras – Dual cameras with 13MP f/2 and 5MP depth of field lens
  • Front Camera – 8MP f/2.2
  • Storage & RAM combinations – 3GB/32GB | 4GB/64GB, expandable upto 256GB using MicroSD card
  • Connectivity – 4G Dual VoLTE, WiFI, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB-C
  • Battery – 3060mAh
  • Android version: Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android P
  • Colors – Black, White & Blue

The phone also features a headphone jack and FM radio, something we no longer see in flagship smartphones. There’s face recognition for those too lazy to use the fingerprint scanner. The device is codenamed Panda and it definitely packs the panda’s punch!

Price & Availability

The Nokia X5 is priced aggressively, given China is a very price sensitive market. The X5 is offered in 2 RAM and storage variations and the prices are as under:Nokia X5 stage price

32GB with 3GB RAM – RMB 999 | ~$149 USD | ₹10,200 INR

64GB with 4GB RAM – RMB 1399 | ~$208 USD | ₹14,323 INR

The 64GB version of Nokia X5 is 100 RMB pricier than the 3GB/32GB variant of Nokia X6, which sells for RMB 1299. Overall, the price is very attractive and is already accepting the registrations for the flash sale. And at the time of writing, 11085 persons have already signed up for the flash sale. The flash sale will take place on 19th of July at 17:35 (China time). It will be live for 10 minutes until (17:45).

For more details, refer to the official Nokia webpage (in Chinese) for Nokia X5.

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