Nokia X6 is finally rolling out outside China and will soon be available for purchase in other countries.
The design and specification are mostly unchanged, but it will ship under a new moniker – Nokia 6.1 Plus. Other than that, it will be part of Google’s Android One program, so its software will be slightly different from the Chinese Nokia X6.
Design & Display
As we’ve covered before, the Nokia X6 was initially teased as the “Nokia X” and it’s the first phone from HMD Global to feature a notched display. We initially expected it to be a flagship, but it later turned out to be a midranger with decent internals but with a premium-looking design on top.
Other than the display cutout, the design resembles other phones in the new Nokia lineup with a vertical camera housing above the fingerprint sensor, and a metal-glass build.
The display panel is the same as the Chinese variant, featuring a 5.8-inch IPS at FHD+ (1080 x 2280) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio.
Hardware & Storage
All in all, the internal hardware is strictly midrange and HMD decided to pack in a Snapdragon 636 (also present in Xiaomi Mi Max 3), and 4 GB RAM.
Do note that unlike the Chinese Nokia X6, Nokia 6.1 Plus only comes in one RAM/storage combo – i.e 4/64 GB. You can expand the total memory via the phone’s dedicated microSD slot.
Camera & Software
Nokia 6.1 Plus packs two cameras on the rear – a 16 MB f/2.0 primary shooter paired with a secondary 5 MP monochrome f/2.2. The front-facing camera can shoot 16 MP selfies at f/2.0 aperture – it also supports facial recognition.
And as we mentioned earlier, Nokia 6.1 Plus runs the Android One version of Android 8.1 Oreo, so it has a well-optimized software with no bloatware. It’ll be faster than the Chinese variant.
Battery, Price, & Availability
The battery size is pretty decent at 3060 mAh. The good thing is that it has Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, and also has USB Type-C support.
The 6.1 Plus does deliver some flagship-grade features at a reasonable price of $292 (~Rs. 37,500). It’ll be available for the international market starting July 24.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Specifications
- CPU: 1.7 GHz octa-core Kryo 260
- GPU: Adreno 509
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Hybrid dual-SIM
- 5.8” 19:9 LCD with FHD+ (2280 x 1080) resolution
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- RAM: 4
- Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 16 MP RGB f/2.0 + 5 MP monochrome f/2.2, LED
- Secondary: 16 MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac, GPS, headphone-jack
- Fingerprint scanner and facial unlock
- Battery: 3060 mAh; Quick Charge 3.0
- Price: ~Rs. 37,500