The Nokia 6.1 Plus began hitting countries outside China last month and it looks like the phone is ready to arrive in India. HMD Global has begun teasing a launch event on its Indian Twitter page.
Unfortunately, HMD Global didn’t mention which phone it’s planning to launch and when. The post actually talks about a contest for Nokia fans. The company wants folks to share their favorite Nokia smartphone experience. The 50 best entries will get to attend its next exclusive launch event.
Nokia 6.1 Plus India Launch
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is the most likely candidate for a big unveiling in India. The device has already shown up on the brand’s website within its support page. Previous rumors had alleged an August-September timeline for its entry into India.
To recall, the Nokia 6.1 Plus was actually launched as the Nokia X6 in China back in May. It later traveled to Hong Kong in July as the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The phones are pretty much the same, except the globe-trotting version has Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One inside.
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To be clear, most Nokia phones launched in 2018 are part of Android One. It’s only in China that HMD Global has implemented its own software. Being a member of Google’s program means that the handsets get at least 2 years of OS updates and monthly security updates, plus unlimited high-quality Google Photos backup.
Specifications of the Nokia 6.1 Plus:
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One
– Display: 5.8-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixels
– 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
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is priced at HKD 2288 (roughly Rs 20028) in Hong Kong. There’s always a chance HMD Global will launch more than one smartphone at its India event. The other possible candidates are the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 5.1 Plus AKA Nokia X5.