Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus Running Android One Undercut Rival Xiaomi With Low Price: Features, Specs


HMD Global today launched its first notched Android One smartphone in India, the Nokia 6.1 Plus. As many of you might be aware, the smartphone first debuted as the Nokia X6 in May this year and made its global debut as the Nokia 6.1 Plus in Hong Kong last month. Apart from the Nokia 6.1 Plus, HMD also launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India today. The Nokia 5.1 Plus had made its debut in China in July this year as the X5.

Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price in India, Availability, Launch Offers

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been priced at Rs.15,999 in India. It will be available only in a single variant in India.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available on the Nokia online store as well as Flipkart in India. It will be available for pre-order on both and Flipkart starting today. Customers in India will be able to purchase the Android One smartphone starting August 30th.

Nokia 6.1 Plus: Specifications, Features

The Android One Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone features an aluminium frame design with Corning Gorilla Glass on both the front and back of the device. It sports a 5.8-inch IPS LCD notched screen with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. When compared to the Nokia 6.1 (2018), the Nokia 6.1 Plus offers an impressive upgrade in terms of performance. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 mobile processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with an Adreno 509 GPU. However, unlike the Nokia X6, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes in just a single memory configuration with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For further expansion, the handset comes with Hybrid Dual-SIM slots instead of a triple-slot configuration with a dedicated microSD card slot.

Now let’s talk about the camera hardware on the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Android One smartphone features a 16MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with the primary 16MP RGB sensor coupled with an f/2.0 aperture and the secondary 5MP monochrome sensor coupled with an f/2.2 aperture. While there is no OIS, the smartphone does have electronic image stabilization (EIS) to help users capture steady footage. It also comes with various AI-assisted camera features like intelligent scene recognition, AI Portrait Mode, masks, filters, and more. Another key highlight of the dual rear cameras on the Nokia 6.1 Plus is HDR imaging technology, which is claimed to help capture crisper and sharper images. For selfies, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 16MP resolution snapper on the front with 1.0um pixel size and an f/2.0 aperture. For unlocking the handset, you can either use the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor or the Face Unlock feature.

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, Dual 4G VoLTE, FM radio, and a USB Type-C port. Fueling the internals of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is a 3060mAh capacity non-removable battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standard. The smartphone measures 147.2 x 70.98 x 8.59mm (including camera bump) and weighs in at 151 grams. In terms of software, the Android One handset will ship with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.

Nokia 5.1 Plus: Price in India, Availability, Offers

HMD Global did not announce the India pricing of the Nokia 5.1 Plus at the event today. It will be announced closer to the smartphone’s release date. The global suggested price of the smartphone is 199 euros or approximately Rs.16,000. Quite obviously, the India pricing is expected to be much lower. The Nokia 5.1 Plus will go on sale in India starting September from both Flipkart as well as the Nokia India online store.

Nokia 5.1 Plus: Specifications, Features

The Nokia 5.1 Plus made its debut in China as the Nokia X5 in July this year. Positioned below the Nokia 6.1 in HMD Global’s smartphone lineup, the Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5,86-inch notched IPS LCD display with 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it runs on an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU taking care of the graphics processing. In terms of memory, the budget Android smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Just like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the 5.1 Plus comes with a Hybrid Dual SIM configuration.

At the rear is a 13MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with an AI Portrait mode and Full HD video recording support. The primary 13MP snapper comes with phase-detection autofocus and an f/2.0 aperture. On the front of the handset is an 8MP resolution selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an 80.4-degree wide-angle lens with AI Portrait Selfie and AI Beauty modes. Similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the 5.1 Plus comes with AI Face Unlock as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, FM radio, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, and Dual 4G VoLTE. The battery inside the Nokia 5.1 Plus is a 3060mAh unit, identical to the Nokia 6.1 Plus. However, unlike the 6.1 Plus, there is no fast charging support. The smartphone measures 149.5 x 72 x 8.1mm and weighs in at 160 grams. Part of the Android One program, the 5.1 Plus runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.