UPDATE: Nokia confirms that the option to hide the notch will come back to the device
Just to close the "notch gate", we will enable setting to black out notch on the Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Have a great & relaxing weekend everyone! 🏖️ #nokiamobile
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 7, 2018
Nokia 6.1 Plus, which is the global variant of the Nokia X6 launched in China, recently received a new update with Android Security Patch. With this update, the company has removed the ‘Hide Notch’ option which was available earlier. It’s not clear if this is deliberately done or otherwise.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a notched display. Thus, the company offered an option to hide the notch for those who don’t like this new trend among the smartphone manufacturers. However, with the August Security Patch update, the option to hide the notch is no longer available in Settings.
The changelog of the new update doesn’t mention anything about the removal of the notch hiding option. The Finnish company has not issued any statement yet regarding this, despite people complaining about this on social media.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor paired to Adreno 509 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The internal storage is 64GB and has a dedicated microSD card slot for expanding storage capacity.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor placed on the back panel. Since it is an Android One device, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo stock version. The company has also confirmed that the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be among the first devices from Nokia to receive the latest Android Pie over-the-air (OTA) update.
Camera configuration on the device includes a 16MP + 5MP rear dual camera with large pixels and dual tone dual LED flash. There’s a 16MP snapper on the front side with large 1.0-micrometre pixels and a wide f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity features include dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Type-C USB, Bluetooth 5.0, and A-GPS. The phone is fuelled by a 3,060mAh battery with Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 support for fast charging.