Nokia X with Notch screen to launch on May 16

The Nokia X6, expected to debut officially as the Nokia X, is likely to arrive in the market on May 16. HMD Global, the official owner of the Nokia brand is set to launch the new flagship phone. A recent official post from HMD Global confirms that the upcoming phone will be called Nokia X instead of Nokia X6. The company is also working on the re-launch of the Nokia N8-00 smartphone along with the iPhone X look-alike.

Nokia X with Notch screen to launch on May 16

But before that, the latest leaked images of the phone are out on Chinese social media network, Baidu, revealing the device in all its glory. The leaked information also confirms the rumours of Nokia adding notch to its upcoming smartphone.

According to GizmoChina, photos of Nokia X or Nokia X6 have been posted on Weibo as well. It comes with a notch on the screen, following the trend of all upcoming flagship phones in the market.

Two posts from official HMD Global account on social media confirm that the upcoming phone will be launched on May 16 and will be called Nokia X. The photos reveal that the phone will sport a notch and edge-to-edge display. The bottom of the screen with a small chin and Nokia branding is what catches attention and differentiates it from other phones.

The launch date clashes with another giant smartphone maker OnePlus, who will launch their flagship OnePlus 6 with the same notch-like design. Both the phones will also feature bezel-less display.

Coming to the specifications of the flagship phone, all of the following information is pure speculation from various sources and channels. The phone is likely to have a 19:9 aspect ratio and 5.8-inch full HD+ display. Leaked images show that the phone will also feature dual cameras with 12 MP and 5 MP sensors, following in the footsteps of Apple. The fingerprint sensor of the phone will be below the cameras and in the centre on the rear of the phone. It is expected to be available in two different variants. One will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 6 GB of RAM and the other will run on MediaTek Helios P60 SoC with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Just like all the predecessors of the series, both the phones will run on Android 8.1 Oreo.