Nokia 6.1 price slashed ahead of Nokia 6.1 Plus launch

Nokia 6 (2018) Bothie

The Nokia 6.1 Plus AKA Nokia X6 is due to arrive in India on 21 August. HMD Global has decided that now is the perfect time to discount its predecessor, the Nokia 6.1 AKA Nokia 6 (2018).

The Nokia 6.1 initially made its debut in China back in January 2018, before making it to the international MWC stage in February and India in April. The phone hit the country at Rs 16999 for its 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM variant. HMD Global later released a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM version at Rs 18999.

Nokia 6.1 New Price

Both of these models are now Rs 1500 cheaper. You can grab the 3GB/32GB option at Rs 15499 and the 4GB/64GB iteration at Rs 17499. Nokia is selling the handset via its website at these reduced rates. Offline shops will probably reflect this change as well.

HMD Global is notably still bundling a number of offers with the Nokia 6.1, such as a free Airtel TV subscription till 31 December 2018, a Rs 2000 cashback courtesy Airtel, a 12-month accidental damage insurance via Servify, and No Cost EMIs. You’ll even get a 25% discount for MakeMyTrip bookings up to Rs 5000.

Also Read: Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1 make their way to India

As for the event tomorrow, HMD Global hasn’t revealed which device is coming to India. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is the most likely candidate, but there could be a mystery smartphone landing alongside it. Based on the company’s most recent teasers, some say the Nokia 9 is a possibility. That’s because the posters talk about the “most awaited phone.”

Specifications of the Nokia 6.1:

– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with Android One
– CPU: 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 630
– Storage: 32GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Camera: 16MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Size: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.6mm
– Weight: 172g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS

The Nokia 9 is certainly highly anticipated, but it’s still unlikely to be launched now rather than at a high-profile event like the MWC, CES, or IFA. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is priced at HKD 2288 (roughly Rs 20335) and will probably stick to the same mid-range cost.