HMD Global has officially brought the Nokia 6.1 Plus – first launched as the Nokia X6 in some markets – to Kenya. And if you’ve been waiting for it, here’s your chance at a nicely built, very well designed smartphone with no bloatware, and assured updates as it is part of Google’s Android One Program.

If you love the notch-trend, you’re in for a treat as the smartphone features a cut-out at the top to accommodate the earpiece and the 16MP selfie camera. It isn’t as atrocious as other notches, as Nokia went with a smaller sized cut-out which means your notifications and icons won’t be missing.

Nokia 6.1 Kenya

I’ve interacted with the phone before. A friend imported one some months ago. Which shows that there’s interest in devices, if only HMD Global Kenya can be availing them in time.

With a Snapdragon 636 and 4GB of RAM, you’re getting a device that can handle most of your tasks pretty well, that’s including gaming. I don’t know how this processor, and that 5.8 inch display affect the overall battery life as the phone packs a relatively small 3060mAh battery.

At it’s price range, the phone is competing directly with the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Snapdragon 845), and the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (Snapdragon 636). Remember the Max 3 has an incredible 5500mAh battery.

Nokia 6.1 Kenya
Anyway, I am looking forward to get a chance for a full review of this device in the coming days.

Nokia 6.1 Specifications and Price in Kenya:

Display 5.8 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 Aspect Ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
Cameras 16MP+5MP Main Rear Cameras
16MP front selfie camera
Processor Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
RAM and Storage 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
Battery 3060mAh battery
Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
Network 4G/LTE
Extra Fingerprint scanner, USB type-C, Dual SIM, Colours: Gloss Black and Gloss Midnight Blue
Price Ksh. 31,900 rrp

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