HMD Global to Release Nokia 6.1 Plus For All Fans

After HMD Global released the Nokia X6 in China, pure Android fans were fast to express their disappointment at the fact that the phone won’t make it outside of China. Given the feedback by the brand’s fans, HMD Global has decided to bring the new mid-range in the global market. A few days after the official launch in China, Juho Sarvikas has published a post on Twitter in which he implicitly confirmed the arrival of the handset even in the global market.

Recently, we learned that the Nokia X6 will be released in Europe with another name: Nokia 6.1 Plus. Thanks to a recent leak, we also know that the launch event will be held on July 19. Now, Nokia 6.1 Plus has been spotted on Geekbench with exactly the same hardware side as the X6, definitely confirming its imminent global launch. According to the known benchmarking platform, the device features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset clocked at 1.61 GHz, but we know that its max frequency is 1.8 GHz.

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The SoC is paired with 4 GB of RAM and the operating system installed is Android 8.1 Oreo. The last info surfaced in benchmarks is the score obtained by the handset: 1332 points in single-core and 4903 points in multi-core. Among the other specs, there will also be a notched display and dual rear cameras.

Nokia 6.1 Plus Specification and features

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is likely to be identical to the Nokia X6 in terms of hardware specifications and features. As we mentioned above, the Nokia X6 sports a notched IPS LCD display that measures 5.8-inches diagonally and offers 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Nokia 6.1 Plus

In the memory department, Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be available in the same three memory configurations as the Nokia X6 – 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. The handset comes with a Hybrid Dual-SIM slot, so further expansion is certainly possible. In terms of optics, the smartphone will feature a 16MP + 5MP dual-camera setup at the rear with AI-assisted features like many other Android smartphones launched recently. While the primary 16MP sensor has been coupled with a f/2.0 aperture, the secondary 5MP sensor is coupled with a f/2.2 aperture lens. However, unlike the Nokia 6.1, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will not support 4K video recording. For selfies, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will come equipped with a 16MP snapper on the front with a f/2.0 aperture. It will also include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock support.

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Connectivity features will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, USB OTG, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on will be a 3060mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. In terms of physical dimensions as well, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be identical to the Nokia X6 measuring 147.2 x 71 x 8mm and weighing in at 153 grams.

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