Nokia Teases Exclusive Launch Event for Fans in India; Could be for Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6)?

Nokia 6.1 Plus could finally be launched in India later this month, suggests a new teaser campaign by Nokia Mobile India.

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia India has started teasing its next exclusive launch event on its social media pages. While the company hasn’t given out any hints yet, we think it could be possible that HMD Global might be planning to launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) in the country very soon. Nokia Mobile India has also announced a contest where Nokia fans stand a chance to witness the launch event.

Nokia India Exclusive Launch Event: Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) Launch Likely?

Nokia Mobile India hasn’t shared any specific information regarding the upcoming exclusive launch event but the company is currently running a contest that will allow loyal fans to be a part of the upcoming event. In order to participate in the contest, you will need to head over to the fan contest page here. Next, you will need to submit an entry explaining your favorite Nokia smartphone experience. The company is running the contest till 23:59 hours on August 14, 2018. On 16th of August, Nokia Mobile India will be choosing the most creative 50 entries as the winners. The actual date of the launch event remains a mystery for now, although it is possible that the event will be held sometime before the end of the month. HMD Global will possibly announce more details regarding the event along with the list of winners on August 16th. Some recent reports have suggested the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) could arrive in India in August, so we are hopeful of seeing the budget Android smartphone launching in the country at the exclusive launch event.

Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6): Specifications, Features

The Nokia 6.1 Plus, which is the global variant of the Nokia X6, has so far been launched in Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is also expected to be available in Indonesia and Thailand very soon. The smartphone comes with a 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution display measuring 5.8-inches diagonally with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Powering the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 14nm processor clocked at 1.8 GHz featuring an Adreno 509 GPU. The Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It includes Hybrid Dual-SIM slots, so you can choose to expand the storage further by up to 256GB if you use just a single SIM card on your phone.

As for optics, Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) features a 16MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on the back with AI-powered features like intelligent scene detection and a Portrait mode. The primary 16MP RGB sensor on the handset is coupled with an f/2.0 aperture, while the secondary 5MP monochrome sensor is paired with an f/2.2 aperture. What is a little strange is that the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) lacks 4K video recording, unlike the Nokia 6.1.  On the front of the handset is a 16MP snapper with an f/2.0 aperture and face unlock support. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 4G VoLTE, and a USB Type-C port. The Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. Fueling the internals of the budget Android smartphone is a 3060mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. On the software front, the Android One Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to ship with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.

Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6): Expected Price in India

The Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) is expected to be priced slightly higher compared to the Nokia 6.1 (2018) in India. Since the Nokia 6.1 (2018) is now available in the country for under Rs.18,000, we can expect the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) to be priced just under the Rs.20,000 mark at launch for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.

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