Nokia X6 Technical Specifications (and live photos). Comes with…Capacitive!

| September 2, 2009 | Reply

This morning at NW09 Nokia announced several devices, two of which were new unknown handsets of a new Xseries line up. The X3 and the X6. (Not to be confused with X1/X2/X3 Xperia range from Sony Ericsson)

The more interesting of the two, the Nokia X6, is now the Music Flasgship (if there is one) and Nokia’s first phone to have a capacitive display.

It is a Comes With Music ONLY handset to make sure you take advantage of Nokia’s unlimited free download music service. What else?

  • 32GB in built memory (no expansion)
  • 3.2″ 16:9 640×360 capacitive display (under glass, not plastic)
  • 433.9MHz Arm 11 processor
  • 128MB RAM (Undisclosed how much is free to the user)
  • S60 5th Edition
  • 5MP camera with Dual LED Flash
  • VGA video at 30FPS
  • TV-OUT
  • A-GPS
  • the 5800 media bar “button”
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • 3.5mm jack

…and it’s 3.5G.  It also comes with 3 free N-gage games that are actually pretty good – Spore , D Mix Tour and Asphalt 4. There’s no USB charging by the looks of the AC-8 standard pin charger.

All that for 459EUR/402GBP/654USD unsubsidised although Nokia were quick to point out that the price will be FREE on selected plans – Perhaps around £35 range considering it is Comes with Music – coming Q4 2009.

Will all this be enough to follow in the 5800’s success?

The X6 is available in a white-blue or a black-red theme.  Read on below for the technical specifications and live Photos from Eldar/Stuff TV.

x6 both

…from this angle the X6 sort of resembles this…

[IMAGE from a post that talked about new slim touch screens and an N810 successor.]

Back to the X6…

x6 back side

Here’s a demo video of the X6. Take note how lightly it’s being tapped. NW09 attendants confirm capacitive at last! Though no mention of this in the official tech-specs or any hype from Nokia even though this is a really big deal. Most likely that making a fuss of capacitive is gonna be a downer on why they’ve been using capacitive (and why the N900 has it too).

I know it should really be more on the responsiveness of the display rather than a resistive vs capacitive debate but for me, capacitive has always felt better (Hero/magic/g1/i8910/iPhone). Yes you can be more accurate with resistive, but to achieve that accuracy you need a stylus. Handwriting recognition? Except for asian markets, what’s the performance advantage over QWERTY? And the whole glove/fingernail thing. Erm. Take off your gloves or cut your nails. It’s a touch screen – just a feather light touch. Not a press-screen. One less thing for Engadget guys to knock, eh?

X6 looks somewhat thicker than it actually is – and in some angles, there’s something oddly very N95 classic about it.



Nokia X6 Dimensions

* Form: Classic with finger-operated touch screen user interface
* Dimensions: 111.0 x 51.0 x 13.8 mm (For comparison, iPhone is 115.5×62.1×12.3mm. Smaller than the iPhone and just 1.5mm thicker)
* Weight: 122 g (iPhone 3GS at 135g)


  • * Size: 3.2″
  • * Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) * Up to 16.7 million colours
  • * 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio


  • * 32 GB internal memory (not expandable, no micro SD slot)


  • * BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    – GSM 8 h 30 min
    – WCDMA 6 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    – GSM 401 h
    – WCDMA 420 h
  • Video playback time (maximum): H51nHD 25 fps up to 3 h 36 min
  • Video recording time (maximum): 3 h 30 min
  • Video call time (maximum): 3 h
  • Music playback time (maximum): 35 h

Colours and covers

  • * Available in-box colours:
    – White/Blue
    – Black/Red


  • * Micro USB connector for USB 2.0 High Speed to PC
  • * 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector for audio and TV-out
  • * Small DC jack

Local connectivity and synchronisation

  • * Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • * MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
  • * TV out (PAL)
  • * Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia Ovi Suite

GPS and navigation

  • * Integrated A-GPS
  • * Ovi Maps 3.0


  • * 5.0 megapixel AF camera (2592 x 1944 pixels)
  • * Image formats: JPEG/EXIF * Carl Zeiss optics
  • * 4x digital zoom
  • * Autofocus
  • * Dual LED flash
  • * Dedicated camera key


Main camera

  • Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality)
  • – Up to 4x digital video zoom

Front camera

  • -Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels, smooth up to 15 fps
  • Video recording file formats: MP4, 3GP
  • Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality)


  • * Music playback file formats: mp3, SPMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
  • * Dedicated volume keys and immediate access to the Music Player from the Media Bar
  • * Stereo FM radio
  • * 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector

Box Contents

  • Nokia X6
  • Nokia Battery (BL-5J)
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101)
  • Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-500)
  • User Guide
  • Mini DVD
  • Comes With Music leaflet


  • Included games:
  • – Spore
  • – D Mix Tour
  • – Asphalt4


X6 Gallery with live photos by Eldar and (Note, no designation here. Just 0000).

There’s also a much cheaper non-touch sleek slider S40 version, the X3 -fantastic for 115EUR/100GBP/163USD. Details here

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