Nokia 6.1 officially launching in the USA, costs $269

  • Nokia 6.1 officially launching in the USA, costs $269

Nokia 6.1 officially launching in the USA, costs $269

The Nokia 6.1 is an Android One device, so you get the cleanest version of Android, as well as pretty quick updates.

An intelligent movement that will allow the phone to have a more measured dimension despite the size of the screen of the next member of the Nokia X family.

This device is also being touted as the "Nokia 6 2018" due to its similar design to its predecessor.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, HMD Global introduced the successor to its popular Nokia 6 budget Android smartphone, the Nokia 6 (2018). It'll also ship with Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box with two years of guaranteed upgrades. The bottom bezel of the device was also trimmed down compared to past year, whereas the fingerprint sensor is even faster than before, even though it now resides on the back. Good, because now HMD Global has added another Nokia 6 phone to the list, and the main adjustment relates to the name and where it will be sold. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor is clocked at 2.2 GHz and includes the Adreno 508 GPU.

Nokia X is expected to feature a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio, Carl ZEISS branded 12MP dual cameras at the back and the front camera of unknown megapixels with a dedicated flash to identify user's face in low light, which will help in taking selfies as well as facial unlocking. Several photos of the Nokia X phone had surfaced through the recently held event in China.

What do you think about the design of the Nokia X?

While the $269 price tag would imply HMD cut some corners when it comes to designing and assembling the Nokia 6.1, this is actually one of the most premium-feeling mid-rangers that money can or will soon be able to buy, being yet another addition to the company's portfolio of devices made from 6000 Series aluminum alloys. We haven't tried this one out yet, but expect it to be the same as the Nokia 6 we used at MWC 2018.