HMD Global has scheduled a launch event in India on August 21st. While the company has not revealed what product it plans to launch, it is likely to launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone in India, which is the global variant of the Nokia X6.
The phone was launched in Taiwan and Hong Kong last month, for a price of HK$ 2,288 that roughly converts to $290. However, we are expected a cheaper pricing in India to compete against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. In India, the device is expected to come in two color options — Blue and White.
Recently, HMD Global teased a new product launch event in India through Twitter and also started a contest where selected participants get a chance to attend the launch event. At the August 21st launch event, the company could also launch its other device, including the Nokia 5.1 or Nokia 2.1.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8-inch Full-HD+ display with 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, paired along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
There’s a microSD card slot which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity. Coming to the photography department, the smartphone sports a dual camera setup, consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary camera sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front side, there’s a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies and video calling.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS / GLONASS, and USB Type-C. Running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box, the smartphone is fuelled by a 3,060mAh battery which also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.