HMD Global Oy launched the eagerly awaited Android One series –Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus—in New Delhi on August 21, Tuesday.

The company originally launched aforementioned phones dubbed as the Nokia X6 and Nokia X5, several weeks back exclusively in China. They will now be available in India for purchase on and Flipkart. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be released from August 30 onwards for Rs 15,999, while Nokia 5.1 Plus' price will be announced in September and will roll-out the same month.

HMD Global Oy, Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia X6, launch, Nokia X5, India
[Left to right]- Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global - Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global - Ajay Yadav, Flipkart VP (Mobiles and Large Appliances) - Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head – India at the launch of Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus Android One series in New Delhi on 21 August, 2018.HMD Global Oy Press Kit

As part of promotional launch programme, HMD Global's carrier partner Airtel is offering Rs 1,800 instant cashback for customers and 240 GB data over 12 months on the plans of Rs 199, Rs 249 and Rs 448.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch full HD+ screen, 16 MP front camera with facial recognition feature. On the back, it comes with metallic shell, vertically aligned dual-camera and fingerprint sensor below it.

Nokia X6, Nokia 6.1 Plus, launch, price, Android One
Nokia X6 global variant launched as Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One in India.Nokiawebsite (screen-grab)

Under-the-hood, Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core CPU, 4 GB / 6 GB RAM, 32 GB / 64GB storage. It is also expected to include 3060mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Bluetooth v5.0 and other standard connectivity features.

The highlight of the device is its photography hardware. It boasts feature-rich Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered dual 16 MP + 5 MP camera with dual-tone LED flash and is capable of recognizing the type of the scene.

It is capable of detecting 13 different possible scenarios such as pets, flowers, human face, landscape, snowy conditions, night, food and more. For instance, if you are pointing the camera to a garden, it will intuitively know you are taking a picture of a flower and it adjusts the camera's focus and other settings to get the best possible image. If you are taking the photo outdoors, it will automatically set the camera mode to landscape and cover a wider area in the single frame.

Even the 16 MP front-camera boasts AI-selfie with background blur feature and funny stickers for face to share on social media channels.

On the other hand, Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with 5.86-inch HD+ display with a notch on the top, which houses a front camera and a set of sensors. The screen is made of LCD and features 19:9 aspect ratio.

Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia X5, Android One
HMD Global Oy launched the new Nokia 5.1 Plus Android One in India on 21 August, 2018.Nokia India store (screen-grab)

On the back, it boasts a sturdy polycarbonate-based shell on it with an additional layer of glass-like material top for a premium-like feel.

Under-the-hood, Nokia X5 houses MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core backed by 3 GB / 4 GB RAM, 32 GB / 64 GB storage (expandable up to 256 GB), Android Oreo and a 3,080mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a full day under regular usage.

As far as the camera is concerned, it boasts 13 MP + 5 MP dual shooters with LED flash on the back and an 8 MP snapper on the front. With two cameras, the device offers Portrait Mode, which allows users to adjust the clarity of the scene behind the subject. Users can also change the focus on the background to get the Bokeh blur effect.

It can be noted that Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus will soon be getting the latest Android Pie and will also be eligible for Android Q update in 2019.

Key specifications of Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus:

Model Nokia 6.1 Plus Nokia 5.1 Plus
Display 5.8-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) screen with 19:9 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 5.86-inch HD+ (1520x720) screen with 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D glass cover on top
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (confirmed to get Android P later this year) Android Oreo
Processor 64-bit 14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core CPU MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core ( 2.0GHz Cortex A73 x 4 + 2.0GHz Cortex A53 x 4)
GPU Adreno 509 -----------
Storage 32GB/64GB + expandable up to 256GB 32GB/64GB + expandable up to 256GB
  • Main: 16MP RGB sensor (F2.0 aperture & 1.0µm pixel size) + 5MP Monochrome sensor (F2.2 aperture & 1.2µm pixel size) with dual-tone LED flash, AI portrait and scene recognition
  • Front: 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size , AI selfies with background blur, stickers and face unlock.
  • Main: 13MP (with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), F2.0 aperture) + 5MP (with depth of field lens), LED flash
  • Front: 8MP with F/2.2 aperture, 80.4-wide angle view
Battery 3,060mAh (3,000mAh) with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (0% to 50% charge within 30 minutes of charging) 3,060mAh
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) 4G-LTE (Cat. 4.2) with Dual VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, hybrid dual-SIM slots (nano+nano or microSD), Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), Type C USB Port, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, Dual-SIM slots, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), FM, A-GPRS/GLONASS/BDS/Galileo,3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, Type C USB port
Dimensions 47.2 x 70.98 x 7.99~8.59 mm 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
Weight 151g ------------
Colors Black, Blue and Silver Dark black, Glacier white and Baltic sea blue
Price 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage: Rs 15,999 To be announced in September 2018

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