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Nokia 6.1 Plus India Launch Likely on August 21; HMD Global Sends Official Invite

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Last Updated: August 08, 2018, 11:28 IST

Nokia 6.1 to Launch in India on August 21 Will be Flipkart Exclusive (Image: Weibo)

Nokia 6.1 to Launch in India on August 21 Will be Flipkart Exclusive (Image: Weibo)

The invitation doesn’t mention the name of the particular smartphone but does say that ‘HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering for the next big unveil.

HMD Global has sent out media invites to an event that is expected to mark the debut of a new Nokia smartphone in India. The invitation doesn’t mention the name of the particular smartphone but does say that ‘HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering for the next big unveil. Recent rumours pointed out towards the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus as the support page of the handset went live in India. The device has been already launched as Nokia X6 in China in May. In terms of pricing Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6) starts at CNY 1,299 (Rs 13,800 approximately) for the base variant with 4GB RAM plus 32GB storage. The mid variant with 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage will retail at CNY 1,499 (Rs 16,000 approximately). The top model with 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage carries a price tag of CNY 1,699 (Rs 18,100 approximately).

The Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display running at a resolution of 2,280×1,080pixels, and aspect ratio of 19:9, the screen also comes with a display notch. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and comes with 4GB/6GB RAM options. In terms of optics, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 16MP autofocus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP monochrome sensor with f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Nokia 6.1 Plus also offers Bothie, which was introduced with Nokia 7 to let users capture a single photograph from both the front and rear cameras simultaneously. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back, as well as the Face Unlock feature.

Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging and also supports Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The smartphone also has 3.5mm headphone jack slot and comes with a single microphone. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and the company also announced it will be among the first phones to get Android P as well.

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