New Delhi: Nokia 6.1 Plus – HMD Global’s first Nokia phone with a notch display – went on sale in India for the first time today. Priced at Rs 15,999, Nokia 6.1 Plus is now available for purchase on Nokia’s e-store e-commerce site Flipkart. The phone will begin shipping on August 31, as per the official Nokia online store. Also Read - Nokia phone discounts up to Rs 5,000 available during Black Friday Sale: How to redeem

Pitched as a mid-end smartphone, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is available in one variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 400GB via a MicroSD card. Also Read - Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 7 Plus, and 7.1 internal Android 10 Beta builds leaked online

Launched in India last week, alongside the Nokia 5.1 Plus, the new variant comes with aluminium frame sandwiched between Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which lends a tasteful and sturdy look to the smartphone. Also Read - Nokia 8.1, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus available at their lowest prices yet

The 6.1 Plus sports the Snapdragon 636 SoC and dual rear cameras to take on Redmi Note 5 Pro, which has come up as its biggest rival in the Indian market.

Notably, the all-glass premium design makes Nokia 6.1 Plus a significant upgrade from the Nokia 6 (2018) that was launched in April this year.

HMD Global has crammed a 5.8-inch FHD+ 19:9 display into a 7.9-mm smartphone, thus keeping it sleek and just perfect for single-handed use. The Nokia 6.1 had ample bezels all around and had a smaller 5.5-inch screen.

The 16MP+5MP dual rear cameras, with flash, have been vertically stacked at the rear of the device. The rear shooter took good images in proper lighting conditions and outdoors without looking over-saturated.

HMD Global has kept the phone’s camera software pretty simple and added what it calls a “Bothie” mode which we first saw on last year’s Nokia 8.

The Bothie feature essentially activates both the front and rear snappers to capture images or videos simultaneously.

A 3060mAh battery powers the device that managed to deliver a day’s worth of juice on moderate usage.

On its first sale, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has come with several offers. Airtel users can avail Rs 1,800 cashback and 240GB of data on recharge plans of Rs 199, 249 and 448 per month.

Moreover, Flipkart also offers no-cost EMI options on the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Buyers can also exchange their old phones and get discount of up to Rs 15,000.