Nokia, the Finland based company has been in action releasing both smartphones and feature phones ranging across price ranges. The company is now all set to launch another device dubbed as the Nokia X on May 16. HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia has sent out invites for the event which have been floating on Baidu. The event is expected to take place in China.
Speaking about the smartphone itself, it will be ranked alongside the Nokia 6, which is currently the company’s mid-budget smartphone. The Nokia X, borrows some traits from the iPhone X, including the name ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Nokia could solve this nomenclature dilemma by calling it the Nokia X6, though.
Speaking about the specifications of the smartphone, is a mid-range offering it will come with a premium feeling body with a possibility of a glass back to aid in wireless charging. On the front, it will feature a bezel-less display with a notch at the top. It will, unfortunately, have a chin on the bottom refraining from it having a true edge-to-edge display, like the iPhone X.
Underneath its hood, the phone will likely rock a Snapdragon 636 processor similar to what powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. This is a highly efficient processor and powerful enough to tackle daily tasks without breaking a sweat. In terms of RAM, the upcoming smartphone from Nokia will pack in either 4GB or 6GB memory to aid in seamless multi-tasking.
As far as software goes, Nokia has adopted the stock Android way incorporating the Android One project in its smartphone lineup and the Nokia X should be no different. Considering how lightweight stock Android is, it should further aid in its multi-tasking prowess. On the storage front, the phone is likely to come with 64GB and 128GB of memory with a likely option to expand externally through a microSD card.
In the camera department, the Nokia X is likely to sport a 12-megapixel dual-rear camera setup with enhancements offered by Carl Zeiss. On the front, we can expect a decent sensor as well with a possibility for the phone to incorporate face unlock, although it is unlikely considering Android One doesn’t support it natively. It is, however, likely to come with the Bothie Mode that the company introduced with the Nokia 8. This allows simultaneous capturing of images via the front as well as rear camera.
To recall, Nokia had a portfolio of phones in the X-series that were powered by Symbian OS which were released over a decade ago. The company might want to bank on the Nostalgia that those devices carried to market this smartphone just like the Nokia 3310.