Nokia X6 kickstarts global rollout as Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Just as the rumors predicted, the Nokia X6 has begun its global journey as the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The phone has made a short trip from mainland China to Hong Kong and it’s gearing up for a release in Taiwan and Russia soon.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been priced at HKD 2288 (roughly $292 or Rs 20075) in Hong Kong for its sole 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM variant. This is a lot more than the Nokia X6’s CNY 1499 (roughly $221 or Rs 15224) cost in China, but perhaps that’s to be expected given taxes and customs duties in different markets.

Difference between Nokia X6 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

As expected, the Nokia X6 and Nokia 6.1 Plus are almost exactly the same. The key differentiation between the two is software. The latter runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a dollop of Android One alongside. Being part of Google’s program translates to regular monthly security updates, at least 2 years of OS updates, and unlimited high-quality Google Photos backup.

The Nokia X6 is pretty popular in China, attracting customers with its notch design and AI-enhanced dual 16MP + 5MP cameras. There are plenty of phones like the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 with such a look around though, so the Nokia 6.1 Plus will have its work cut out for it.

Specifications of the Nokia 6.1 Plus:

– Display: 5.8-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixels
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 636
– Camera: 16MP + 5MP rear, 16MP front
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Battery: 3060mAh
– Size: 147.2 x 70.98 x 8.59mm
– Weight: 151g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS

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According to a recent report, the Nokia 6.1 Plus won’t be coming to India before August. The smartphone could, therefore, arrive in the country in August and hit stores in September. No price details have leaked out yet, but it should be close to the Chinese/Hong Kong rate.