HMD Global today official unveiled the Nokia 6.1 Plus or in other words, the Nokia X6 with Android One. At a press event in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of PRC, Nokia Mobile announced the Nokia 6.1 Plus, that shares the same specifications as the Nokia X6, but comes with Android Oreo as a member of Android One program, which means Play Store and Google apps preinstalled.
The 6.1 Plus will go on sale on 24th July for a price of 2,288HK dollars or approximately 250 euros, 20,000 rupees or 291 US dollars. The version in question has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The rest of the specifications follow down below.
Screen: 5.8 inches, 2280×1080 pixels, FHD+ 2.5D LCD, 19:9 screen ratio, Gorilla 3 Dimensions: 147.2×70.98×7.99 (mm), 8.59 mm with camera bump Mass: 151g Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1.8 GHz Memory: 4GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, MicroSD up to 256GB Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0, 1µm) + 5 MP(f/2.2, 1.2µm), 16 MP (f/2.0, 1µm) front facing, EIS Battery: 3060 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0 Voice: VoLTE support Connectivity: WiFi, BT 5.0, GPS, LTE, 150Mbps DL / 50Mbps UL, USB-C Sensors: Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Fingerprint Identification, Electronic Compass, Gyro OS: Android 8.1.0 (Android One) Additional: AI for photography processing unit, Face Unlock, Bothie
As expected, the Google Play version of Nokia X6, that is called officially Nokia 6.1 Plus, comes with a higher price, which in part can be attributed to the cost of licensing Google services that manufacturers pay. The price of 250 euros in Hong Kong suggests that the price in other markets, if HMD continues expanding the 6.1 plus, could be even higher. The Nokia 6.1 across Europe costs around 250 euros and 17,000 INR in India, so if ever a European version of the 6.1 Plus comes to market, it will cost above 250 euros, while an Indian version surely will go above 17K INR to preserve the sales of Nokia 6.1.
Anyways, Nokia X6 started expanding with the next market reportedly being Taiwan. After that, who knows where the X6 or 6.1 plus will land? And at what cost?