HMD Global-controlled Nokia recently revealed that the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be launched in India on August 21. The 6.1 Plus comes as the global variant of the Nokia X6 which was launched in China a couple of months back. Ahead of the launch, Nokia has clashed the Nokia 6.1 also called Nokia 6 (2018) price in India.
The Nokia 6.1 was launched in China in January this year and was later unveiled for the global market at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018) in February. The company soon launched the 3GB RAM variant of the device in India in April with a price tag of Rs. 16999 ($261). That was soon followed in May by a 4GB RAM version priced at Rs. 18,999. Presently, the price tags of both models have got up to Rs. 1,500 off. Subsequent, the 3GB RAM variant of the Nokia 6.1 now costs Rs. 15,499 on Nokia India’s website while the 4GB RAM model is available at Rs. 17,499.
The price reduction is likely directly related to the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus which is expected to feature a Snapdragon 636 chipset and 4GB / 6GB RAM. The Nokia X6 which will launch as Nokia 6.1 Plus was announced in China for 1,299 yuan (around Rs. 13,800) for the 4GB RAM+ 32GB storage variant, 1,499 yuan (around Rs. 16,000) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant goes for 1,699 yuan (about Rs. 18,100). For comparison, these price points are too close to what the Nokia 6.1 variants are offered in India. This may have necessitated the generous price slash. However, we expect the Nokia 6.1 Plus to be priced higher than what it sells for in China.