Nokia 7 plus, the mid-range smartphone from HMD Global, received support for Google’s ARCore this week. The company has confirmed that the feature is also available on Nokia 6.1, Nokia 8 Sirocco and that Nokia 8 will be enabled as well. Now, the official listing for Google’s ARCore has revealed a new device that is yet to launch from the company. Also Read - HMD Global confirms Nokia XR20 is coming to India soon: Check expected launch date, moreAlso Read - Nokia launches an affordable tablet: Check specifications, price, India launch details, more
HMD Global is already rumored to be working on Nokia 5.1 Plus, which certification listings indicate will be a large-screen variant of Nokia 5.1. Google’s ARCore listing spotted by LoveNokia has now revealed that the Finnish company might also be working on another device called the Nokia 6.1 Plus. This is the first time the name of Nokia 6.1 Plus has popped up and the ARCore listing suggests the device has certified for Google’s augmented reality experience. Also Read - Nokia PureBook S14 launched in India at Rs 56,990, sale begins during Flipkart Big Billion Days sale
Earlier this year at MWC 2018, the company had announced that all its future devices will be based either on Android One or Android Go program, making it the only brand offering overwhelming support to Google’s partner programs.
HMD Global launched Nokia 6.1 as the successor or 2018 version of last year’s Nokia 6. The smartphone did not receive much changes in terms of design but offers improved specifications. With Nokia 6.1 Plus, the company might embrace taller aspect ratio for the smartphone which is a trend for smartphones across all price segments.
As the name implies, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be slotted between the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 plus. As far as internals are concerned, the Nokia 6.1 Plus might use Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the new mid-range chipset being favored by Xiaomi and Asus. It should be offered with 4GB of RAM and option for either 32GB or 64GB storage.
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Since Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 7 plus offer dual rear camera setup, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is also likely to feature dual rear camera modules. There is no clarity on the camera specifications or overall features just yet. It is most likely that HMD Global will debut Nokia 6.1 Plus at IFA 2018 in August. There is also a possibility that the Nokia 6.1 Plus is launched alongside Nokia 5.1 Plus at a separate event.