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Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus launched in the Philippines

Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus launched in the Philippines Posted on October 19, 2018Leave a comment

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. He is currently the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society.

HMD Global, home of the Nokia phones, joined in the pre-highlight celebration of the Masskara Festival by flying in bloggers and media to announce in Bacolod City the availability of two new phones in their portfolio: the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus.

PHOTO: HMD Global Philippines country manager, Shannon Mead, introduces the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus to bloggers and members of the local press at the official launch held at Seda Capitol Central Bacolod on October 10.

I was so lucky to be one of the chosen few to be invited to the event and be among the first to experience firsthand what the new phones have to offer.

The two smartphones feature an all-screen design, high-end performance, and smart AI imaging features with pure, secure and up-to-date Android One experience, at impressive price points.

Nokia 6.1 Plus
Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 6.1 Plus

If there’s such a thing as “love at first touch”, it has to be with the Nokia 6.1 Plus. With its all-screen design, it gives a bigger screen experience in a slim and compact body. I actually felt like it needed a case or else my clumsy self could have dropped it. Its 5.8-inch full HD+ screen with 19:9 ratio allows for a vivid viewing experience, but like almost all new smartphones in the market, this one has a tiny notch.

I could say that this phone is great for content creators, and for viewing all of those content. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual rear camera (16 megapixels/5 megapixels) which allows us to take professional-style pictures using bokeh blur, which can be adjusted in real-time while the image is being taken, or after, when it is already on your gallery.

Nokia 6.1 Plus
Taking a selfie with the Nokia 6.1 Plus

The 16 megapixel front camera is not to be left behind. I particularly liked the details on the front-facing camera. It was as if I was facing a mirror. It has an adjustable beauty function, which still looks natural.

Bothie Mode

One groundbreaking feature on the two new phones is the Bothie mode, which allows you to take a video with the front and rear cameras simultaneously recording. You can even stream live directly to Facebook, and YouTube from the camera app, and Nokia has done this first.

Check out the other technical specifications of the Nokia 6.1 Plus:

Operating System (out-of-the-box)Android Oreo
Dimensions147x71x8mm
Weight151g
SIM slot Combo SIM slot: dual nano SIM or nano SIM + USD
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Memory4GB
Storage64GB (expandable up to 400GB with microSD card)
Display5.8 inches FHD+, 19:9 with notch (2280x1080)
Rear Camera16 megapixels, f/2.0
5 megapixels, f/2.4
dual-tone flash
Front Camera16 megapixels, f/2.0
Battery3060mAh
ColorsGloss Black, Gloss White, Gloss Midnight Blue

The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available on October 29 for P15,990.

The Ruins Bacolod
Check out this wonderful photo of The Ruins on the Nokia 6.1 Plus

Catch the Nokia 6.1 Plus pre-sale promo. From October 12-26, get free PAL Travel vouchers worth P1,000 for domestic flights hen you purchase through authorized Nokia mobile resellers and at any Nokia mobile branded store, kiosk, or exhibit nationwide.

Nokia 5.1 Plus
Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus

I wasn’t really able to test it that much, but the Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered with a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, usually seen in higher-tiered smartphones. With that, this smartphone is designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, video or multitasking applications with ease. It would have been perfect for my Mobile Legends addiction, haha.

Looks wise, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is almost identical to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, except that the former has a slightly bigger notch.

Check out the other technical specifications of the Nokia 5.1 Plus:

Operating System (out-of-the-box)Android Oreo
Dimensions149.5x72x8.1mm
Weight160g
SIM slotCombo SIM slot: dual nano SIM or nano SIM + USD
CPUMediatek MT6771 Helio P60
Memory3GB
Storage32GB (expandable up to 400GB with microSD card)
Display5.8 inches HD+, 19:9 w/ notch (1520x720)
Rear Camera13 megapixels, PDAF f/2.0
5 megapixels, depth sensor
LED flash
Front Camera8 megapixels, f/2.2
Battery 3060 mAh
ColorsGloss Black, Gloss White, Gloss Midnight Blue

The Nokia 5.1 Plus will be available on October 29 at Nokia mobile’s authorized online resellers – MemoXpress and Argomall, and on November 12 in stores for P12,990.

Nokia 6.1 Plus 5.1 Plus
“Finger heart” with the two new phones

0% interest

With HMD Global’s extended partnership with Home Credit, you will be able to avail of the new Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus at 0% interest over six months!

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. He is currently the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society.

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