Nokia 6.1 Plus has been launched in India at an event in New Delhi, alongside the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The new Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone represents the first of the new-age Nokia branded smartphones from HMD Global to have been launched in India, featuring a new design philosophy that incorporates a display notch popularised by the Apple's iPhone X flagship. To recall, the Nokia 6.1 Plus was first launched in Hong Kong last month and is the global variant of the Nokia X6 that was launched in China in May of this year. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One smartphone, which means it is certified by Google to offer an optimised Android experience with stock Android, and also receive timely version updates.
As we mentioned, while it is the first of the new generation of Nokia phones to be launched in India, the Nokia 6.1 Plus was succeeded in terms of design by the Nokia X5, which was also launched in China last month. The Nokia X5 has been made available globally as the Nokia 5.1 Plus, at the same launch event in New Delhi.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus price in India has been set at Rs. 15,999, and pre-orders for the handset will start from today itself on the two sites in Gloss Black, Gloss White, and Gloss Midnight Blue colours via Flipkart and the Nokia online store. The pre-orders will end on August 30 and shipping will begin August 31. The smartphone will go on sale officially on August 30. As for the launch offers, customers will get no-cost EMIs and 240GB additional data (20GB data per month for 12 months on recharges of Rs. 199, Rs. 249, and Rs. 448) and Rs. 1,800 as cashback (in the form of 36 vouchers of Rs. 50).
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 6.1 Plus runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) display that's protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus bears a dual rear camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor featuring an f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixels, while the secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor sports a f/2.4 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels. The rear setup features a dual-tone flash module. On the front, the smartphone bears a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with an f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixels.
There is 64GB of inbuilt storage on the Nokia 6.1 Plus, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C (v2.0), GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, digital compass, and a proximity sensor. It is powered by a 3060mAh battery coupled with fast charge tech. It measures 147.2x70.98x7.99mm, and weighs 151 grams
Are Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus the best Android phones from HMD Global? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.