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Nokia 6.1 Plus Launched...... Redmi Note 5 Pro Killer ?!

Nokia 6.1 Plus
The New Nokia 6.1 Plus

HMD global, the Company that owns Nokia has officially launched today its new mid ranger phone Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is the Android One version of the Nokia X6, which was released few months back.


The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8″ IPS LCD display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 1080×2280 resolution (FHD+). The display also has a standard notch at the top and a chin at the bottom providing a total of 81.5% screen to body ratio. The front glass comes with a corning gorilla glass 3 protection.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 636 Octacore processor coupled with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and Adreno 509 GPU. The fingerprint scanner is placed at the back with the dual cameras and LED flash standing right on top of it. The dual camera setup at the rear has a 16MP primary sensory and 5 MP secondary sensor for depth sensing. The front one is a 16MP single camera with no flash.

The Phone supports USB-Type C charging and has a disappointing 3060 mAh battery capacity (Nokia.. Seriously :-/). There is no fast charger bundled with the phone. Fortunately the phone has a 3.5mm head phone jack placed at the top. The back of the phone is also made of glass giving it a very premium look.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One device which comes with a stock android version of Oreo 8.1. The phone has 64GB internal memory and is bundled with a hybrid memory slot that can take upto 400Gb of external storage. The phone does not have a face unlock but the google trusted face can be used for the same.

Price and Availability

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is launched exclusively on Flipkart for Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. The phone will be available in Black, Blue and White colors and the sale starts on Aug, 30 12 PM. Click here to register and be notified once the sale goes live.

Nokia 6.1 Plus - Flipkart Exclusive
Nokia 6.1 Plus- Flipkart Exclusive

Is it better than Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Redmi Note 5 Pro has very similar internals like SD 636 and Adreno 509 GPU with dual camera at the back and 20 MP selfie camera. Redmi Note 5 Pro has been the king of mid range phones for quite sometime. With Nokia 6.1 Plus priced near by the note 5 pro, its obvious to think…. Which is a better phone.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus shines over Note 5 Pro really loud with better looks, Stock Android experience and better camera options but looses out with smaller Battery and slightly higher price. If the phone was around Rs 13000, it would have been a great deal. Only if you want a phone with smaller form factor, premium looks and Android One go for the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

With Rs.1000 extra Xiaomi Mi A2 provides better camera and faster processor at the cost of Head Phone jack. And not to forget the latest mid range Flagship The Honor Play’, the best value for money phone presently in the market. With so much competition in the 15k-20k price segment in India, it is unsure if the Nokia 6.1 Plus can be a super success.

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