HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand, has been creating some hype for its event on August 21. The Nokia Mobile India Twitter account has said that consumers should expect to see the “most awaited phone” complimenting the tweet with the #BringItOn hashtag showing it has something special planned for the event.
That something special is most likely to be the Nokia 6.1 Plus although that hasn’t been officially confirmed by HMD Global.
— Nokia Mobile India (@NokiamobileIN) August 16, 2018
If the Nokia 6.1 Plus is set to make an appearance at the event on August 21, then it won’t be the first time the device has been released into the public domain. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is better known by its name in China as the Nokia X6, which was launched as an exclusive to the region in May. The device then went global as the Nokia 6.1 Plus in mid-July and looks to be set to finally come to India during the event next week.
Previously, three variants of the Nokia 6.1 Plus had been spotted on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification websites that carried model numbers of the certified variants TA-1116, TA-1083, and TA-1083. These are the same variants that were mentioned in the leaked Nokia 6.1 Plus user guide for the Indian market so we can be pretty confident these are what will be released at the event.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Specifications, Features
Since the device isn’t technically new one thing we do know about it is the specifications. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is identical to the Nokia X6 and will have a notched display which seems to be the trend of 2018 as OEM’s look to push the boundaries of increasing screen real-estate while reducing the bezels. A cutout notch at the top of the display houses the sensors required for things like proximity and of course the ear speaker and front-facing camera. The notch will be part of a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio.
As far as processor goes, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with an Adreno 509 GPU. The smartphone is equipped with 4GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of internal memory. For further expansion, HMD has included Hybrid Dual-SIM slots that will house either two SIM cards or a single SIM card with a micro-SD card.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus will come with a 16MP + 5MP AI dual-camera setup on the back with the primary 16MP sensor coupled with a f/2.0 aperture and the secondary monochrome sensor paired with a f/2.2 lens. While the smartphone does come with various AI-powered camera features, it does not support 4K video recording. For selfies and video calls, the Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 16MP front-facing camera with a f/2.0 lens, AI Portrait Mode and Face Unlock support. Connectivity features offered by the Nokia 6.1 Plus include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE. The smartphone is backed up with a 3060mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support and also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price in India
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be priced at around Rs. 20,000 which would put it directly up against the likes of the Vivo V9, Oppo F7, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which are in the same price range. Since the 4GB + 64GB storage variant of the Nokia 6.1 (2018) is selling at Rs.18,000 online currently, we can expect the Nokia 6.1 Plus 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant to be priced closer to that Rs.20,000 mark in India.
While the Nokia 6.1 Plus may not necessarily be a surprise as far as specifications go, it will certainly be great to see the device launched in India.