The Nokia X6 global launch was inevitable and it has finally happened today. HMD Global has first chosen to launch the handset in Hong Kong. However, it won’t be called the Nokia X6 outside of China, it will be called Nokia 6.1 Plus. Unfortunately, the budget phone is priced 2,288 HKD ($292 approx) which makes it much less appealing then it is in China.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Global rollout started
The Nokia 6.1 Plus also comes with a few minor tweaks in hardware and software. Rest of the handset is the same as the Chinese variant both in looks and specifications. It boasts of a 5.8-inch Full-HD+ display topped by 2.5D curved glass and a 19:9 aspect ratio. It features the top mid-range Snapdragon 636 SoC and has a 4GB RAM module and 64GB of storage. For now, this is the only variant launched in Hong Kong.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual camera system on the back – 16MP + 5MP which comes ready with EIS. The rear-facing selfie camera is a single 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and has Nokia’s signature Bothie feature that comes in many of the brand’s phones among other AI tricks.
As for the differences, Nokia has axed the NFC chip and infused the software with the Android One version of Oreo. Speculation is that the next global stop for the Nokia 6.1 Plus is Taiwan and thereafter India even though we don’t have any concrete dates. Nonetheless, a launch in more Asian countries is all but inevitable, especially in India, where traces of the phone were found on Nokia’s official website only to be taken down quickly.
What do you guys think about the global pricing of the Nokia 6.1 Plus? Will the handset be able to light the market on fire with such a significant hike from its Chinese price? Let us know in the comments section below.