A new mid-range Nokia phone that sits between the Nokia 6 and Nokia 7 in the line-up has been announced in China. The Nokia X6 is a premium-looking smartphone with an 19:9 display and 95% screen-to-body ratio.

Nokia X6 release date: When is the Nokia X6 coming out?

On sale in China in three colours (blue, black and silver) from 21 May, the Nokia X6 costs CNY 1299 with 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, CNY 1449 for 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and CNY 1699 for 6GB RAM, 64GB storage.

Availability outside China has not been confirmed, but those prices roughly work out at around £150/US$200, £175/$235 and £200/$265 respectively.

Nokia is definitely considering a global release, though:

Nokia X6 features and specifications

Much of the Nokia X6's spec has leaked ahead of the announcement, so we're not in for any surprises here.

Powered by a Snapdragon 636 octa-core chip with either 4- or 6GB of RAM, the X6 has a 5.8in Full-HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top.

It has a notch at the top of this display, which is a first for the company. Inside this notch is a 16Mp selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Another 16Mp, f/2.0 camera is found at the rear, alongside a second 5Mp, f/2.2 lens and dual-LED flash. This vertical assembly sits above a fingerprint scanner.

Measuring 147.2x70.98x7.99mm the Nokia X6 weighs 151g. You can expand its internal storage through microSD, though you do so at the expense of dual-SIM functionality since it's a hybrid slot.

In terms of other connectivity there's USB-C, which supports Quick Charge 3.0 for fast-charging the phone's 3060mAh battery - you'll get about 50% in 30 minutes.

There's also 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

With Android Oreo out the box, Nokia has confirmed the X6 will receive Android P when it becomes available. 

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