After weeks of teasing, HMD Global Oy is all geared up to launch the new Android One phone series in India later today.
The company is slated to kick-off the product launch event in New Delhi at 12:00 pm. It is expected to unveil the eagerly awaited Nokia X6 aka Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One. HMD Global has also announced to webcast the entire programme online for the loyal fans watch on smartphones, PCs and other smart devices.
It will live streamed on Nokia Mobile official YouTube channel [link below] and latest updates, fans can track them on Twitter and Facebook handles.
The specifications of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is already in the public domain, as it is already launched in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but local India region-specific pricing will be announced later this afternoon.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch full HD+ screen, 16MP front camera with facial recognition feature. On the back, it comes with metallic shell, vertically aligned dual-camera and fingerprint sensor below it.
Under-the-hood, 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.
Also, there is a strong possibility that HMD Global might even launch the Nokia X5 aka Nokia 5.1 Plus Android One. The company's official e-commerce partner, Flipkart has teased that August 21 launch event will witness the debut of 'Two of a kind' smartphones.
For the uninitiated, Nokia 5.1 Plus and the Nokia 6.1 Plus look exactly identical in terms of the design. If kept side-by-side, it's almost impossible to distinguish between the two. But, internally they are different and we expect HMD Global Oy to retail in their different price points and offer customers the choice to buy according to their budgeting needs.
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 the Bokeh blur effect.
Here's how to watch Nokia mobile event online:
When the clock strikes 12:00 pm, head to the Nokia Mobile YouTube (here) to catch the live action or watch below.