HMD Global, the owner of the Nokia brand had launched its smartphone Nokia X6 in China some time back. Its global nomenclature is Nokia 6.1 Plus and is being launched in India and possibly other markets as well on August 21.
Although the official invite sent out by the company does not specifically mention the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the broad expectation is that it would be for the launch of this smartphone only.
The specifications of the Nokia 6.1 Plus include a 5.8-inch display. Itâ€™s a full HD+ 2280x1280pixles resolution screen. The aspect ratio is 19:9 and Nokia has also got onto the notch bandwagon and provided it on top of the screen to accommodate the front facing camera.
The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. The RAM is 4GB and the internal storage 64GB. A microSD card slot to take the storage up to 400GB is also provided. The battery is rated at 3060mAh.
The camera section in the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual sensor 16MP+5MP setup and the front camera for selfies is fitted with another 16MP.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, and Wi-Fi and there is a USB Type C port.
As far as the OS is concerned, the Android One has been the standard with the Nokia 6.1 Plus in markets like Hong Kong, and it will be known only when the actual launch happens on August 21 if the same will hold good for the Indian market as well.
On the issue of pricing, one can only hope that the price at which the Nokia 6.1 Plus sells in Hong Kong, of HKD2288 (roughly Rs 20,100) will be maintained here as well.
The Nokia 6.1 smartphone will be coming in two colour options, which are White and Blue.