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Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus India launch highlights: Price, key specifications, and features

Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus launched India on Tuesday. Here are the highlights from HMD Global’s event in New Delhi.

By Kul Bhushan | Aug 21, 2018 13:04 IST

HMD Global on Tuesday launched two new smartphones, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus, in India. Priced at Rs 15,999, Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available from August 31 via Nokia’s e-store and HMD Global will announce the price of Nokia 5.1 Plus next month.

Nokia 6.1 Plus is a mid-range Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and a premium design. It has 5.8-inch 19:9 display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It comes with dual-cameras and a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. The phone is powered by 3060mAh battery. The smartphone runs on Android One (Oreo) out-of-the-box.

Nokia 5.1 Plus is a budget Android One phone. It also comes with dual-cameras featuring 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available from August 31 for Rs 15,999. Pre-orders will begin in a few minutes. Nokia 5.1 Plus will be available in September. The price will be announced later.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus will be available in India via Nokia estore and Flipkart.

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Dual cameras with AI algorithms

Nokia 6.1 Plus has 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras. Nokia 5.1 Plus has 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor. HMD Global says the optimisation under the hood helps increase battery efficiency by 50%. Nokia 5.1 Plus has a MediaTek processor.

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Nokia 5.1 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution (full HD). Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

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New Nokia phone comes with nano painting technology to deliver a premium experience. HMD Global says the new phones are quite sturdy and can survive extreme weather conditions. Both the phones come with 19:9 aspect ratio.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus

HMD Global officially announces new Plus models of Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 phones.

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Nokia X6 success

Nokia X6, the China model of Nokia 6.1 Plus, were sold out on The company says the phone was sold out in 10 seconds.

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Android Pie

Nokia 7 Plus will be the first HMD Global phone to receive Android Pie. The company says the update will be rolled out next month. Read more about the top features of Android Pie here.

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Overhauling imaging experience

HMD Global says it will be rolling out updates to its Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia Sirocco premium phones to improve photography experience. The update also brings Google Motion support. Google Lens, the AI platform, will also be coming soon.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus

HMD Global says it will be launching two phones in India today. The company may introduce the budget Nokia 5.1 Plus aka Nokia X5 in India. Nokia 5.1 sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 screen ratio. It is powered by Mediatek MT6750 processor coupled with 2GB/3GB RAM.

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Make in India

HMD Global says it will increase its local manufacturing in India. The company says India is a special market for the Nokia brand.

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Top 10

HMD Global says Nokia has become one of the top smartphone brands in many markets. The company says India is one of its key markets. Going forward, fans will see “bold and more aggressive” Nokia brand in the future, says HMD Global

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Event kicks off

Nokia event begins with focus on experience for users. HMD Global suggests the Nokia brand is getting popular among the young generation. You can watch the livestream here.

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Stock Android

Since its debut, HMD Global has stressed on the near-stock Android experience. Several brands are now doing away with custom ROMs in favour of stock Android. Xiaomi has already launched two phones with stock Android under its Mi A-series. READ: Xiaomi Mi A2 Review

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Notch display

Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6 is one of the few phones from HMD Global to come with a notch display. The notch design, however, seems heavily inspired by Apple’s iPhone X. Of late, brands like Vivo have been able to deliver full-screen experience without including a notch in the display.

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Android One

Android One affiliation means users are guaranteed to receive Android updates and security patches from Google for at least next two years. HMD Global is one of the key parters for Google’s Android One initiative.