HMD Global, the Finnish company which currently owns the Nokia brand license, has made the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage variant of the Nokia 6 (2018) or Nokia 6.1 available in the Indian market. The smartphone is already available in the country for Rs 16,999, but it offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The new device went on sale as part of Amazon Summer Sale, which kickstarted on May 13. The new storage variant of the Nokia 6.1 is priced at Rs 18,999, a Rs 2,000 higher than the base variant. Also, it’s the cheapest smartphone currently with the Snapdragon 630 SoC and 4GB of RAM in India as the Moto X4 is retailing for over Rs 20,000.
Nokia 6.1 Specifications and Features
The Nokia 6.1 smartphone was launched at the MWC 2018 as a successor to last year’s Nokia 6, which featured mediocre hardware. However, this year’s Nokia 6 offers decent specifications for the asking price. The phone flaunts a 5.5-inch Full HD display carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Users would’ve loved to see Nokia going with an 18:9 panel on the Nokia 6.1, but sadly, it’s a 16:9 display. However, the company has managed to trim the bezels to make the device feel compact in hands.
With this new variant’s launch, the Nokia 6.1 can now be purchased in two RAM & storage options- one variant features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, while the other one offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both the variants are powered by the power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, and they even offer a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 128GB. Sadly, it’s a hybrid card slot, not a dedicated microSD card slot.
Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a USB Type-C port. The phone has a 3000mAh battery and has support for fast charging as well. Cameras in the Nokia 6.1 include a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. For selfie and video calls, there’s an 8MP front-facing camera which also comes with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone is part of Google’s Android One program, so it offers the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Nokia 6.1 Launch Offers
Amazon India has listed various launch offers on the Nokia 6.1. Telecom operator Bharti Airtel is offering Rs 2,000 cashback for its 4G subscribers on the purchase along with free Airtel TV subscription until December 31, 2018. Furthermore, users will also get 20% discount on Picsdream Moments & Memories purchases. There’s a 12-month No Cost EMI offer as well.
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