Nokia 6.1 Plus: Low Budget Smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Chipset

Nokia 6.1 Plus is a low budget smartphone which has excellent design and features. Nokia phones have launched several Android smartphones with compelling specifications and features. This phone was launched on the 30th of August 2018 which has two variants such as 4GB/64GB is Rs. 9,499 and 6GB/64GB is Rs. 12,499.

This phone has the usual glass-back design, the latest Android software, and dual cameras with it which is really satisfied with this mid-range budget. This phone comes in three different colors such as Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss White, Gloss Black colors.

Nokia 6.1 Plus has a great configuration that can perform multiple tasking smoothly. It also has good quality display while watching movies and playing games. It is a part of the Android One initiative and runs a stock build of Android 8.1 Oreo. It also features a dark theme and smart reply. Also, it is one of the best phones under Rs. 10,000.

Display:

Nokia 6.1 Plus features 5.8-inch full-HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is used for protection against scratches. The screen resolution of this phone is 1080 x 2280 pixels with 435 ppi and uses IPS LCD. There is a notch on the front of the phone which is quite small. It also features 2.5D curved glass for a seamless look.  It has a Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch in it.

Screen Size5.8 inches (14.73 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
Aspect Ratio19:9
Bezel-less displayBezel-less display with notch
Pixel Density435 ppi
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v3
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Design:

Nokia 6.1 Plus measures at the height of 147.2 mm, weight of 151 grams, width of 70.9 mm and thickness of 7.9 mm. The back of the phone is made up of gorilla glass.

Height147.2 mm
Width70.9 mm
Thickness7.9 mm
Weight151 grams
Build MaterialBack: Gorilla Glass
ColorsGloss Midnight Blue, Gloss White, Gloss Black

Performance:

Nokia 6.1 Plus features with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with two Kryo 260 quad-core processors (1.8GHz and 1.6GHz). The processor of this phone is handled by the Adreno 509 GPU which allows the phone for fast performance. It has 64-bit architecture.

The presence of 4GB and 6GB RAM allows you for high-end gaming and multitasking. The internal memory can expand up to 400GB. It supports USB OTG. The storage available is up to 52GB.

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 636
ProcessorOcta core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 509
RAM4GB, 6GB
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 400 GB
USB OTG SupportAvailable
Storage AvailableUp to 52 GB

Battery:

The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports 3060mAh Li-on battery where you will be required to charge only twice in a day. This is good for moderate users. This supports Quick Charging v3.0 which assures to refill the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes. There is no use-replaceable and removable battery as well.

Battery Capacity3060 mAh
TypeLi-ion
Removable BatteryNo
User-replaceableNo
Quick ChargingFast: 50 % in 30 minutes
USB Type-CAvailable

Camera:

Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 16-megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0, alongside a 5-megapixel monochrome secondary camera with an aperture of f/2.4. On the front, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 16-megapixel fixed-focus camera with an aperture of f/2.0. There is a dual-LED flash at the back.

There are several camera applications as live bokeh mode, AR stickers, dual-sight mode which is taken with the rear and front cameras simultaneously, and also AI-assisted portrait lighting. Portrait modes work well with edge detection and has smooth gradients between the subject and the background.

Video recording maximizes out at 1080p for the front camera, while the rear module is capable of 4K video recording. There is another option where you can live stream video to YouTube and Facebook directly from the camera app, and this feature also works in dual-sight mode. The quality of videos is also good.

Rear Camera:

Camera SetupDual
Resolution16 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera
5 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera
SensorISO-CELL
AutofocusAvailable
Physical ApertureF2.0
Flash Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution4616 x 3464 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps

Front camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera
SensorCMOS
Physical ApertureF2.0
FlashScreen flash
FeaturesFixed Focus

Network and connectivity:

Nokia 6.1 Plus has two trays. Both accept nano sim cards and a microSD card. It supports 4G, 3G, 2G.

For connectivity, the device has 4G VoLTE support. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS, USB type-C etc. GPRS and EDGE are available on both the sims.

SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano(hybrid)
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEAvailable
SIM 14G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G speed: 50 Mbit/s ↑ 150 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 4)
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SIM 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G speed: 50 Mbit/s ↑ 150 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 4)
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SAR ValueHead: 0.456 W/kg, Body: 0.647 W/kg
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
GPSwith A-GPS, Glonass
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia:

FM RadioAvailable
SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5 mm audio jack

Sensors:

Nokia 6.1 Plus has fingerprint sensors and it is available in the rear of the phone. There are other sensors available such as Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope.

Fingerprint SensorAvailable
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Nokia 6.1 Plus FAQs:

1. What is the price of Nokia 6.1 Plus in India?

Nokia 6.1 Plus price in India starts from Rs.9,499 for 4GB/64GB and Rs. 14, 999 for 6GB/64GB.

2. When was Nokia 6.1 Plus launched in India?

Nokia 6.1 Plus was launched on 30th of August, 2018 in India.

3. What is the battery capacity of Nokia 6.1 Plus?

Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 3060 mAh battery which has a Quick Charging v3.0 that can charge the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

4. What are the camera features of Nokia 6.1 Plus?

Nokia 6.1 Plus packs a rear camera of 16-megapixel with an aperture of f/2.0, and a 5-megapixel monochrome secondary camera with an aperture of f/2.4. On the front, it has a 16-megapixel fixed-focus camera with an aperture of f/2.0.

5. Does Nokia 6.1 Plus support dual SIM slots?

Yes, Nokia 6.1 Plus support dual SIM slots and both latch on 4G networks.