HMD Global has scheduled a launch event for August 21 in New Delhi, where it’s expected to launch the much-awaited Nokia 6.1 Plus, the global variant of the Nokia X6. And if you need any more confirmations, it has now slashed the price of the original Nokia 6.1 in the country.

Nokia has discounted both variants of the original model to deplete the surmounting stocks and make way for its next offering.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the 3GB variant of Nokia 6.1 is now available at Rs 15,499 and compared to its Rs 16,999 retail price. The higher-end 4GB variant has also received a Rs 1,500 price cut and will require you to shell out Rs 17,499 as compared to its original Rs 18,999 retail price.

nokia 6.1 price cut

The company is prepping for the launch of Nokia 6.1 Plus, which we already love since we have been using the China variant for months now.

The price drop is similar to what HMD Global did before the Nokia X6 launch in China, so rest assured, the most-anticipated notch phone of the year is coming to India on August 21. Until then, check out the specs of the Nokia 6.1 right here:

Nokia 6.1: Key Specs

The Nokia 6.1 features a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080×1920p) IPS LCD display, packed inside a solid aluminium body that’ll remind you of the nostalgic Nokia days. It is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage.

As for the optics, you’ve got a 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash and an 8MP fixed-focus camera on the front. It is also part of Google’s Android One program and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box but Android P support (currently being tested on Nokia 7 plus) is expected to roll out soon enough.

You also get usual connectivity options on Nokia 6.1 including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port. To sum it all up, here’s a quick look at the core specifications of the device:

Display5.5-inches 1080x1920
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core Cortex A53 2.2GHz
GPUAdreno 508
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Primary Camera16MP, f/2.0
Secondary Camera8MP, f/2.0
BatteryNon-removable 3,000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo (Android One Edition)
SensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0
PriceRs. 16,999

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