HMD Global has put an end to all rumours today as they made the Nokia X6 global variant official. It shall be known as the Nokia 6.1 Plus globally. It was initially rumoured to be launch in Hong Kong, and also a recent teaser hinted that Taiwan will be the first recipient of this Nokia phone. The initial rumour seems to be correct as the Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One has been launched in Honk Kong.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is certified by Google to provide an optimised Android experience with stock Android, and quick version updates. Apart from it being an Android One device, all it other specs and design are the same with that of Nokia X6. See its full specifications, features, price and release date below.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Features
The Nokia X6 was launched in May 2018 in China, and the announced Nokia 6.1 Plus is nothing but the global variant based on the Android One program. The phone sports a 5.8 inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixel resolution) display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 for optimum protection. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a display notch and a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM for enhanced performance.
From the camera department, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual camera setup made up of a primary 16MP sensor and a secondary 5MP monochrome sensor. On the front, you will find a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel sensor. The camera has AI features for improved photography, having features such as as optimised colour contrast, depth of field and portrait lighting effects, as well face recognition), as well as HDR support. It also offers the Bothie feature, letting users utlise both front and rear cameras simultaneously. It also supports Face Unlock. It features 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB).
Connectivity features of the Nokia 6.1 Plus includes; 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel, and the phone is powered by a 3060mAh battery that when coupled with its 18W charger can deliver up to 50% of charge in 30 minutes, thanks to Quick Charge 3.0. The phone measures 147.2 x 70.98 x 7.99 mm and weighs 151 grams.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July|
|Dimensions||147.2 x 71 x 8 mm (5.80 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||151 g (5.33 oz)|
|Build||Front/rear glass, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.8 inches, 85.1 cm2 (~81.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM (6.1 Plus)|
64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 4 GB RAM (X6)
|Primary||Dual: 16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm, PDAF, giro-EIS) + 5 MP (f/2.2, 1.2µm, depth sensor), dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)|
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery|
|Colours||Black, Blue, White|
|Price||About 250 EUR|
Nokia 6.1 Plus Release Date
The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be released and made available in Hong Kong from July 24th 2018, coming in Blue and White colours variants. There is no information on when the phone will be released to other countries. You can check this post later for future updates.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Price
The Nokia 6.1 Plus price in Honk Kong goes for just HKD2,288, which is roughly INR20,100 in India, and $292 in the United States of America.