Almost every smartphone company this year rolled out a device that sports a notch on its display. HMD Global – that manufactures Nokia smartphones – couldn’t have lagged behind. So it came out with Nokia X6 – its own smartphone with a notch – in China in May this year. Today, HMD Global’s Nokia 6.1 Plus – the global version of Nokia X6 — has been launched in India. Till now, the only other market where Nokia 6.1 Plus has been launched is Hong Kong.
Among the key features of Nokia 6.1 Plus is that it is an Android One device. For those who don’t know, smartphones under Google’s Android One programme provide an optimized stock Android experience to the user and receive quick updates from the company.
Apart from this, all other specifications of the smartphone are the same as Nokia X6.
The Android 8.1 Oreo based smartphone can support dual SIM cards and sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ display that comes with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and packs 64GB of internal storage. It can hold a microSD card of up to 400GB to provide more storage to the user.
Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 3060mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. For imaging duties, the device supports a dual rear camera setup with 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP monochrome sensor. It also has a 16MP front facing camera for selfies and video calls.
The smartphone’s camera app is also touted to come with AI features including depth of field, portrait lighting effects, optimized colour contrast, face recognition and HDR support. The Bothie feature that we saw in Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco is also present. For those unaware, with Bothie feature, one can click a picture from the rear camera and selfie camera of the smartphone simultaneously.
The connectivity options of the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB type C port and a 3.5mm jack
Price and availability
Priced at Rs 15999, Nokia 6.1 Plus competes directly with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite and Vivo V9 Youth. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Nokia’s web store. Few Airtel offers are also there on the phone available on the website.