The Nokia 6.1 Plus, also known as Nokia X6 in China, was the first to bring the notch to Nokia smartphones. As much as HMD Global made a lot of noise regarding the design of the phone, the truth is, its just a notch like any other and that could mean repulsion from a section of customers.
However, the Nokia 6.1 Plus packs more than just the notch, its also features trademark Nokia features such as the Bothie mode. The camera in the 6.1 Plus has also been taunted to deliver excellent, sharp and detailed photos. There are two cameras on the back, a 16MP lens and a 5MP lens for depth sensing.
Still on the cameras, the front facing lens is a 16MP shooter. Within the camera UI, is the much-hyped bothie mode alongside other camera features such as direct live streaming to select social media platforms, 3D personas – an animoji replica and “AI enhancements”.
The biggest deal with the Nokia 6.1 Plus, just like with every other Nokia smartphone is the software. Yes, having Snapdragon 636 processor, a 5.8″ full HD display, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is a plus but nothing beats timely software updates. Being an Android One device, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie update coming in November.
Priced at Kes.31,900, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will more likely than not attract the right attention, with so much going for it, only the Notch stands between it and success, or does it?