After months of waiting, HMD finally announced the Nokia 6.1 Plus for the Indian market. In a surprise little add-on, the company also unveiled the Nokia 5.1 Plus. You may know these phones by the name Nokia X6 and Nokia X5, respectively, as they are called in China. The phones are notable as being the first Nokia devices to sport the notch. They also highlight all glass bodies and Android One software, among other things.The Nokia X6 has seen a tremendous success in China, having sold out on JD.com in just 10 seconds during its initial sale. The company promised its global launch would take place after a overwhelmingly positive response from fans around the world. The Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus are touted to bring the best of the industry design to Nokia, bringing not just a notched display, but also a glass design that covers the phone by over 90 per cent. HMD is also assuring a solid build quality with an aluminum frame in between.Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus price in IndiaHMD has priced the Nokia 6.1 Plus pretty aggressively in India at Rs 15,999. Unlike its version in China which comes in three variants, HMD is only offering the phone in one option with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The pricing is notably cheaper than what the Nokia 6.1 originally cost i.e Rs 16,999. HMD did not announce the pricing of the Nokia 5.1 Plus and that will be revealed when it goes on sale in September.At the event, HMD also announced a new partnership with Flipkart, which will be the exclusive e-commerce platform for the new Nokia phones. Both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus are online-only models and will be available via Nokia.com/phones and Flipkart. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available from August 30.advertisementNokia 6.1 Plus specificationsThe Nokia 6.1 Plus brings a stunning edge-to-edge display with a display cutout. The notch allows the company to add a bigger display on a form factor that’s more compact than the Nokia 6.1. The new Nokia phones offers a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280×1080) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a high screen-to-body ratio. The device comes with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back and will be offered in three colour options – Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Black and Gloss White.Powering the Nokia 6.1 Plus is an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. This is offered with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is also an Android One device which means stock Android Oreo with a promise of timely security updates and Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the future. Both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus will also come with Google Lens out-of-the-box.The dual camera system on the Nokia 6.1 Plus includes a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. Housed within the notch on the front is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The cameras get some AI support as well which helps improve image quality and bokeh effect. The dual-SIM Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C.Nokia 5.1 Plus specificationsThe Nokia 5.1 Plus looks similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus in that both sport a notched display, glass design and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Notably, the notch on the 5.1 Plus is wider and more similar to the iPhone X. The device sports a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is octa-core 2.0GHz Helio P60 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.The Nokia 5.1 Plus bears a dual camera system on the back which is made up of a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor for depth of field photos. An 8-megapixel sensor can be found on the front with f/2.2 aperture and support for AI face unlock. The front camera on both the phones also support AI Assisted Portrait Lighting feature. The phone houses a 3060mAh battery and runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box as part of the Android One program.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on Hardik Pandya, saying the all-rounder came up with an “absolutely terrific performance” in the third ODI against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on Monday.Gavaskar pointed out that Hardik Pandya wanted to forget the controversy surrounding his controversial comments on Koffee With Karan and that the best way to do so is to perform well on the field.Hardik Pandya made a remarkable comeback to the Indian team. Playing his first international since September, Pandya came on to bowl in the 11th over and was right away on the mark. His first five overs cost only 9 runs. Meanwhile, he lost his cool on senior pro Shikhar Dhawan for a poor effort on the field and then showed his teammates how it is done when he spectacularly caught Kane Williamson off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal.”Terrific performance, absolutely terrific performance. It’s never easy [to fly and straightway play a match]. The jet lag can get to you. He is a young man, he has had things that have happened and he just wants to forget it. The best way to forget it is being out on the field. And this is what he does best. Being on the field and playing for the country… that’s what you want,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.Gavaskar added: “He’s bowled a very good line, he has used the bouncers to very good effect. He has been like a live wire on the field.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 3RD ODI MOUNT MAUNGANUI LIVE SCOREadvertisement”That’s the plus that Hardik Pandya brings to the team. He is such an outstanding fielder. He will get you some impossible catches, get you some terrific run-outs and then with the bat and the ball, he does well.”He was very, very impressive. You know why this team management wants him in the side. He actually fills that little blank that was there. This allows the team to be balanced. He covers all the bases for the team.”Pandya was a little expensive in his last five overs but he picked up the crucial wickets of Henry Nicholls and Mitchell Santner off successive overs to dent New Zealand’s progress.Pandya had been suspended and asked to return home before the ODI series against Australia after his sexist comments on Koffee with Karan. Pandya and KL Rahul sparked a controversy when they bragged about their night outs on the TV show. Pandya had immediately apologised to his fans and teammates besides replying to a show cause notice. But the BCCI still suspended Pandya and Rahul who returned to India in the second week of January.But the suspensions were lifted pending the appointment of an ombudsman and Pandya flew out to join his India teammates in New Zealand while Rahul stayed back to play for India A against England Lions.Hardik Pandya had last played for India on September 19, 2018 in an Asia Cup match against Pakistan. However, he bowled only 4.5 overs before pulling off with an injury. He consequently missed the rest of the Asia Cup, the entire home series against West Indies and the T20Is and Tests in Australia.Pandya did play in the Ranji Trophy before flying to Australia and he was cerain to play the three-match ODI series before he was suspended. Vijay Shankar, who replaced Pandya as the seam-bowling all-rounder played three ODIs in Melbourne, Napier and Mount Maunganui and bowled decently.Hardik Pandya, however, grabbed his chances on Monday with both hands to remind everyone why he is the first-choice all-rounder for India.Also Read | Come on yaar: Hardik Pandya furious with Shikhar Dhawan’s fielding effortAlso Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso See: