HMD Global, the Finnish company behind the Nokia smartphones, has scheduled a launch event in India on 21st August, where the company is likely to launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus, which is the rebranded global variant of the Nokia X6 launched in China.
Now, ahead of the August 21 launch event, the company has ramped up its teaser campaign. HMD Global’s Indian Twitter account posted another teaser which promises to launch the “most awaited phone.” The campaign is being operated under #BringItOn hashtag, building to the anticipation of the launch event.
However, it’s noteworthy that the company has not yet revealed which smartphone it plans to launch at the August 21 event but the phone in question is likely to be the Nokia 6.1 Plus, whose global rollout has already started. The support page of the phone went live on the Indian website in June.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus (aka Nokia X6) is the first smartphone from the Finnish company to feature a notch on the display. It features 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.
The phone was launched in Taiwan and Hong Kong last month, for a price of HK$ 2,288 in Hong Kong, which roughly converts to $290. However, we are expecting 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.