Nokia is gradually inching towards prominence again. At first, it just had four devices on offer – the 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 7. The company expanded its lineup to include the 8110 4G (coming soon to India), Nokia 1, Nokia 6, Nokia 8, and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Now, the phone is available outside China and it is called the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Will it be worth consideration upon arrival in India?
|Specifications||Nokia 6.1 Plus
|Price||HKD 2,288 (approx Rs 20,000 at current exchange rate)|
|Processor||1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdrgon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU|
|Display||IPS LCD, 5.8-inch, Full HD+ (2280x1080p) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio|
|Internal Storage||64GB (expansion up to 256GB with microSD card)|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Rear Camera||16-megapixel + 5-megapixel|
|Battery||3060mAh with fast charging|
|Dimensions||147.2mm x 71mm x 8mm|
What’s new about the Nokia 6.1 Plus?
The Nokia X6 has been renamed to Nokia 6.1 Plus for its global launch. The first market to get this phone is Hong Kong. Barring a software change (Nokia 6.1 Plus runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo) and only one RAM/storage variant, the Nokia X6 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus have everything in common.
The phone gets a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expansion up to 256GB with microSD card). The phone gets an IPS LCD display measuring 5.8 inches across, having Full HD+ (2280x1080p) resolution, and 19:9 aspect ratio.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. It has a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary lens (f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and EIS) and a 5-megapixel secondary lens (f/2.2 aperture) for depth sensing purposes. Aiding the setup is a dual LED flash. The front camera comprises of a 16-megapixel lens (f/2.0 aperture).
In terms of connectivity features, the Nokia 6.1 Plus gets Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, USB 2.0, dual-SIM (with dual-standby), and 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is powered by a 3060mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. It measures 147.2mm x 71mm x 8mm and weighs 153 grams.
Is the Nokia 6.1 Plus worth consideration?
Who is the Nokia 6.1 Plus for? The answer is simple – it is for those who believe in the HMD Global-owned Nokia, its mission, and believe that its products deliver on their promise of offering high value for money. With Android One program, Nokia offers a clean Android interface devoid of any bloatware. This means the Nokia 6.1 Plus will get the latest software updates and security patches at the earliest.
Notched displays are an in-thing, whether one likes it or not. The phone also has a dual rear-camera setup, just what users want. Since its return, Nokia has yet to take a misstep in smartphone design (here’s proof). The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a great design and is made of metal and glass for a premium feel.
Is it worth consideration? Think of all the smartphones that can be considered alongside the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Then consider what Nokia 6.1 Plus brings to the table. Its allure is hard to resist. It does not miss out on any latest trends and does it all while looking premium. If that does not make it worth consideration, what does?
Nokia 6.1 Plus – Synopsis
- Priced at HKD 2,298 euros (approx Rs 20,000 at current exchange rate)
- Has a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip with Adreno 509 GPU
- Offered with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage
- Internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card up to 256GB
- Has a notched-and-chinned 5.8inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio
- Runs on Android 8.1 Oreo
- Dual rear camera setup consists of 16-megapixel primary and 5-megapixel secondary (depth-sensing only) lenses
- Front camera has a 16-megapixel lens
- Connectivity options include dual-SIM with dual-standby, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, and 3.5mm headphone jack
- Powered by a 3060mAh battery with fast charging support
- Made of glass and metal and has rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Story updated on July 22, 2018 to show the market where the phone’s been launched, its price in that market, differences in specs, and new images