Nokia is up keeping up with the trend as they launched devices that adopted the display notch from Apple. But that’s the Nokia X6 which was a device exclusive for China. After it launched in the Chinese market, words are spreading that HMD Global will eventually bring the notch-equipped devices to the global market and the rumors came true.
With the release of the new Nokia 6.1 Plus, customers outside of China can now and officially acquire the notch-bearing device straight from their local stores. Though, the new handset will be rolled out in phases and by region across the globe. Users shouldn’t have to wait further as HMD is already making the new handset available in these primary strategic locations including: Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Russia and Malaysia. These markets are just the start and will eventually sip into other places in the next few weeks to come.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus like we understand earlier is basically a rebranded Nokia X6, complete from the design and down to the last hardware specs of the device.
It has the same 5.8-inch display with a display notch on top. On the back is a dual camera module with a a 16 Megapixel primary sensor and a 5 Megapixel depth sensor. This is supported by an LED flash to assist in low-light situations. On the front, a 16 Megapixel shooter takes care of the Selfies and all of these is driven by Nokia’s proprietary Camera application with Pro Mode.
Feature-wise, the new Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back, a USB-C interface and a dedicated 3.5mm Audio jack. It supports dual SIM functionality with both SIM’s being LTE ready.
What really makes the new Nokia 6.1 Plus attractive is that it’s part of Nokia’s Android One program which means that the device should be able to receive at least two major OS upgrades and at least 3-years of security updates. Not only that, with Android One, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be sporting a near stock Android experience and that includes the absence of unnecessary bloatware from manufacturers and of course the buttery-smooth experience of Pure Android.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is currently priced in Hong Kong at 2,288 HK$ or roughly around US$291.