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Back in May thi year, HMD Global launched the Nokia X6 smartphone in Chinese market. The X6 is the first ever Nokia-branded smartphone to come with the notch display. After several rumors and leaks in India, the company finally launched the same Nokia X6 as Nokia 6.1 Plus in India. Now, the new Nokia 6.1 Plus also joins the Android One family and will be receiving next two major Android updates along with monthly security patches.


HMD has priced the Nokia 6.1 Plus pretty aggressively in India at Rs 15,999. Unlike the X6 in China which comes in three variants, HMD is only offering the phone in one option in India with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The pricing is notably cheaper than what the Nokia 6.1 originally cost i.e Rs 16,999. HMD did not announce the pricing of the Nokia 5.1 Plus at the launch but it will be revealed when it goes on sale in September.

HMD Global also announced its partnership with the Flipkart. Both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus are online-only models and will be available via Nokia.com/phones and Flipkart. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available starting from August 30.


The Nokia 6.1 Plus brings a stunning edge-to-edge display with a notch. The device offers a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280×1080) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The device comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and will be offered in three colour options – Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Black and Gloss White.

Powering the Nokia 6.1 Plus is an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. It has 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is also an Android One device which means it will give users stock Android Oreo with a promise of timely security updates and Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the future. Both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus will also come with Google Lens.

The dual camera system on the Nokia 6.1 Plus includes a primary 16MP sensor and a secondary 5MP sensor. On the front it has a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The cameras get some AI support as well which helps improve image quality and bokeh effect. The dual-SIM Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C.


The Nokia 5.1 Plus got similar designing cues like that of Nokia 6.1 Plus. It does sport a notched display, glass design and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. However, the notch on the 5.1 Plus is wider when compared to the Nokia 6.1 plus. The Nokia 5.1 plus device sports a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is octa-core 2.0GHz Helio P60 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus has dual camera combo on the back which consists of a 13MP sensor with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP sensor for depth effect. An 8MP sensor can be found on the front with f/2.2 aperture and support for AI face unlock.

The front camera on both the phones also support AI Assisted Portrait Lighting feature. The 5.1 plus houses a 3060 mAh battery and runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box as part of the Android One program.


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