It was reported a few weeks ago that Nokia X6, the company’s first smartphone with a notched display, would be released in other markets soon. HMD Global, the company making Nokia-branded smartphones now, only released the handset in China initially. The report mentioned that the Nokia X6 would be launched globally as the Nokia 6.1 Plus and that’s precisely what has happened.
Hong Kong is the first market outside mainland China to get the Nokia X6 as the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The handset is almost similar to the one released in mainland China with the software being one major difference. The Nokia 6.1 Plus runs Android 8.1 Oreo and is part of the Android One program.
The Nokia X6 that’s being sold in mainland China is offered in multiple storage configurations but the Nokia 6.1 Plus is only available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. HMD Global is yet to confirm which other markets will receive this handset but it may not be long now before that comes clear.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is now confirmed and will soon be available for purchase in Hong Kong for HKD 2,288 which is about $290. Sales of the new handset will begin July 24th. We may see the handset being launched in additional markets in the days to come.