In a time when Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is ruling the Indian market with its mid-range smartphone offerings, HMD Global has come up with its first device with a notch and a tiny bezel. The Nokia 6.1 Plus, that was launched in India at the end of August this year, is a device to look out for as it has a lot to offer. Let’s take a look at the best features of the smartphone that sets it apart from its contemporaries.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: 5 Reasons To Buy This Mid Range Phone
Display: The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 5.8-inch IPS LCD screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2280 × 1080 resolution. The increased screen space puts you at an advantage while scrolling through content. It is also decent when it comes to watching content over the phone.
Design: The device is the first Nokia-branded smartphone that features the highest screen-to-body ratio ever and is crafted to provide a premium feel in your hand. It is lightweight, has a glass finish, and comes with a headphone jack — positioning it slightly above the same ranger device from Xiaomi, the Mi A2 for its efficient design. More smartphones from HMD Global will eventually follow and try to increase the screen-to-body ratio, but for now, the Nokia 6.1 Plus holds the title.
Battery: For its size, the Nokia 6.1 Plus features a pretty large 3060mAh battery. If that was not enough, the smartphone also gets support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. You only have to plug it in for 10-15 minutes and your device is ready for you to head out for the horizon. The Quick Charge 3.0 technology will kick in and juice up the battery of the Nokia 6.1 Plus so that you will have several hours of talk time before you have to plug in the device again.
Processor: To back up its claim of being able to deliver substantial performance for its price, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 636. Though it is slower than the Snapdragon 660, the chipset is able to hold its own when it comes to tackling processor-relevant tasks. Furthermore, the accompanying Adreno 509 GPU also hold its own to provide a fluid gaming experience, though it cannot take any heavy-duty gaming.
Storage: In addition to featuring 64GB of onboard storage, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is also able to accommodate a microSD card up to 256GB. Not many people will need this storage option, but there are some who like to carry their entire media library on their smartphones. This device will do perfectly for those nerdy hoarders.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Specifications, Features
Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8-inch IPS LCD screen that has a notch for the first time– a tiny black cut-out at the top of the screen with a resolution of 2280 × 1080. The device is integrated with Snapdragon 636, which runs on an octa-core processor that provides adequate performance for a device priced in the mid-range. The variant available in India features 4GB of RAM, though there is also a 6GB RAM version sold overseas.
The internal storage present in this model is 64GB that can be expanded up to 400GB with a microSD card. But please note that the expansion will take up the second SIM card slot. A decent camera is available here, thanks to its dual shooter with 16MP + 5MP configuration at the back, as well as a 16MP camera at the front.
As for the battery, the Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 3060mAh capacity one that will ensure the phone goes through a full day with average usage. The device runs the Android 8.1 Oreo update and since it is an Android One smartphone, it will get software and security updates for a reasonably long period, while also minimising bloatware.
Connectivity for the Nokia 6.1 Plus include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 with LE, GPS with A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Type-C USB 2.0 charging port.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price in India, Next Sale Date
The device is available at Rs.15,999 price in India as Flipkart Exclusive. There have been three flash sales conducted since its release in India at the end of August, which all ended up in the same manner with stocks cleared out before the clock hit midday. The next sale will reportedly take place on September 27, 2018 at 12 PM.
All in all, this device currently is the perfect option to go for in its price range. An excellent pick for the buyers who want an affordable yet powerful smartphone.