HMD’s newest mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 6.1 Plus, will go on sale for the first time in India today. The device will be available only through online channels which include the Nokia online store and Flipkart. Also, the Jio Phone 2 goes on sale for only the second time in India today, with stocks still expected to be in limited supply. The Jio Phone 2 flash sale today comes after a gap of two weeks.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is priced at Rs 15,999 and offers an all-glass design, edge-to-edge notched display, dual cameras and stock Android Oreo as part of the Android One program, among other things. Jio phone 2’s price in India is Rs. 2,999, but there are no refunds with the handset, as was the case with the original model.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus was announced last week alongside the Nokia 5.1 Plus, but pricing and exact availability details for the latter will only be known sometime in September. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is one of HMD’s most popular phones this year as it brings a number of premium features at an affordable price point. he phone is more compact than the Nokia 6.1 and yet packs a larger 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280×1080) display. Thanks to the notch and slimmer bezels all around, you get an aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone is covered with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back that adds to its premium look. This will be offered in three colour options – Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Black and Gloss White.
The phone has already seen a terrific response in China where it goes by the name Nokia X6, and we expect a similar response for it once it goes on sale in India today starting 12pm.
It comes with two SIM card slots, one for a Jio SIM card, while any operator’s SIM can be used in the other slot. The handset will be shipped within 5-7 days of purchase. Buyers can choose between three Jio recharges for the 4G feature phone, priced at Rs. 49, Rs. 99 and Rs. 153.
Apart from other specifications, there is a dedicated button for voice commands that helps you activate Google Assistant while on the go. Besides, the phone packs a 2000mAh battery.
Compared to the original model, the Jio Phone 2’s design is one of the major differentiators between the two phones. The dedicated 4-way navigation keys offer a BlackBerry-style appearance. Even the display is larger and the form factor much wider.