It's been more than two months since HMD Global Oy unveiled the Nokia X6 in China and now the global variant dubbed as the Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One is finally up for grabs in India from August 30.
As part of the promotional launch programme, the company in collaboration with local network carrier Airtel is offering Rs 1,800 instant cash back and also 240 GB data over 12 months. Prospective Nokia 6.1 Plus consumers can redeem the benefits by subscribing to Airtel's Rs 199, Rs 249 and Rs 448 tariff plans. It is available exclusively on Flipkart and Nokia e-store in India.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch full HD+ screen with iPhone X-like notch, which houses a 16MP front camera with facial recognition feature. On the back, it comes with metallic shell, vertically aligned dual-camera and fingerprint sensor below it.
Inside, Nokia 6.1 Plus expected to house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core CPU, 4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, a 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 16MP+5MP 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. Or 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 16MP front-camera boasts AI-selfie with background blur feature and funny stickers for face to share it on social media channels.
HMD Global has announced to reveal the price and the availability details of the low-end model Nokia X5 aka Nokia 5.1 Plus in India next month.
For the uninitiated, Nokia 5.1 Plus looks identical to Nokia 6.1 Plus in terms of exterior looks, but differ with internal hardware.
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.
On the back, it boasts sturdy polycarbonate-based shell on it with an additional layer of the glass-like material top, to offer premium-like feel.
Under-the-hood, Nokia X5 houses MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core backed by 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB), Android Oreo and a 3,080mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a full day under mixed usage.
As far as the camera is concerned, it boasts 13MP+5MP dual shooters with LED flash on the back and an 8MP 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 change focus on the background to get 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)|
|Storage||32GB/64GB + expandable up to 256GB||32GB/64GB + expandable up to 256GB|
|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|
|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|