HMD Global finally announced the Nokia X6 for the rest of the world under a new name – Nokia 6.1 Plus. And it was Hong Kong that got the handset first as reported last week.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus features identical hardware to its Chinese counterpart with the only difference being the software. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and is a part of the Android One program. We do have to note, though, that while the original Nokia X6 comes with various storage configurations, the 6.1 Plus comes only in 4GB/64GB flavor.
The Nokia X6 was launched in May in China, and the Nokia 6.1 Plus is nothing but the global variant based on the Android One program. This means that the dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 6.1 Plus runs on native Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The smartphone has a display notch and sports a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus bears a dual rear camera setup with a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor, sporting an f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixels. On the front, it offers a 16-megapixel camera with the same f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel sensor. The company is touting the presence of AI features for improved photography (with features such as optimised colour contrast, depth of field and portrait lighting effects, as well face recognition), as well as HDR support. It also offers the Bothie feature, letting users utlise both front and rear cameras simultaneously. It also supports Face Unlock.