MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 12 OCTOBER 2018 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the availability of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus in the Philippines. These smartphones bring all-screen, stand-out design with the quality expected of a Nokia phone—powerful performance and AI imaging, and a pure, secure and up-to-date Android One to impressive price points.
A stunning, contemporary smartphone with an immersive, all-screen design, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is equipped with smart storytelling features and a display that is perfect for watching videos, messaging friends and catching up on your social feeds. The Nokia 5.1 Plus delivers a great gaming performance and AI imaging features in an accessible, stylish package.
Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global chief product officer, said:
“Since the beginning of our journey, we’ve focused on delivering an experience that you would expect from a Nokia phone – design and craftsmanship that stands out, technology that helps you get more out of your day, and our focus on pure, secure, up-to-date Android™. Today, we are building further on our promise by offering two new smartphones – Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus – offering the latest innovations such as an all-screen design with the quality you can only expect from a Nokia smartphone. Powered by the latest chipsets and joining the Android One family, both phones deliver a great performance, as well as smart AI imaging features, you would expect from a premium smartphone.”
“People look for something new every day and so, apart from making sure we deliver the latest mobile innovation, we strive to give customers more than what they need at a price point. At HMD Global, we bring accessible technology that innovates human experience of connecting with one another and of creating stories to remember. By launching the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus, we aim at providing the Nokia fans the access to reliable devices that is affordable and within their reach.”
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Immerse in new ways of powerful storytelling
The Nokia 6.1 Plus 16MP/5MP dual-sensor rear camera delivers excellent sharpness and detail in your pictures. Thanks to advanced imaging, you can capture professional-style pictures using selectable bokeh blur, which can be adjusted in real-time when you take the image. Bring your photos to life with HDR for incredible color depth and advanced AI imaging, which includes fun filters, masks and 3D personas as well as portrait lighting to add captivating lighting effects to your shots. Alternatively, capture highly detailed, mirror-like selfies with the perfectly balanced 16MP front camera. Best of all, you don’t have to choose between the two, #Bothie mode can now apply AI enhancements on both cameras simultaneously with masks and filters and stream it live real-time to Facebook and YouTube directly from your camera app, another first made available on a Nokia smartphone.
With its impressive all-screen design, the Nokia 6.1 Plus gives you a bigger screen experience in a slim and compact package. Its 5.8-inch full HD+ screen with 19:9 ratio and 96 percent color gamut allows for a vivid viewing experience, making the Nokia 6.1 Plus a perfect smartphone for enjoying immersive content experiences. Beautifully crafted to the exacting standards expected of a Nokia phone, it is encased in glass on the front and back with the surface luxuriously curved for the ultimate feel in the hand. On top of the elegant look, the Nokia 6.1 Plus runs on the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform, which is 40 percent faster than the previous iteration of the chipset, delivering first-class graphics and battery efficiency enhancements to ensure you can enjoy your audio and video for even longer.
Nokia 5.1 Plus: Elevate your gaming experience
Powered by the advanced MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor usually seen in a higher-tiered smartphone, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, video or multitasking applications with ease. It is also equipped with all the essential sensors that allow users to experience the latest games and apps to their fullest.
The stunning edge-to-edge 5.8-inch HD+ display gives fans maximum content with a minimal footprint. The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a CNC-machined metal camera bezel with an optical glass window and a high-gloss finish frame. At 8mm thin, the ergonomic design with continuous curvature makes for the ultimate feel in the hand. The Nokia 5.1 Plus’s die-cast full metal chassis with a polycarbonate frame is quality tested in extreme temperatures and undergoes drop tests to ensure that it meets the exacting quality standards for a Nokia phone.
The advanced imaging allows you to capture studio-style shots with depth-sensing imaging, selectable bokeh blur and portrait lighting. The dual 13MP/5MP rear cameras with electronic video stabilization ensure that you film steady, sharp videos to perfectly capture special moments with friends, no matter what the situation is.
Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment
Both phones join the Android One family of Nokia smartphones, offering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. Each device will stay fresh over time with three years of monthly security patches and two years of guaranteed OS updates after launch. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One program, you’ll get more battery and storage space out of the box, thanks to no additional skins or unnecessary third-party applications. Stay ahead of the game with the latest Google services such as Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage. *
By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, these new Nokia phones allow users to enjoy all the latest features, including Google Lens. Both phones are also ready for Android Pie. This upgrade will include the new App actions to their users, among many other great features. App Actions help you get to your next task such as calling a cab or playing your favorite playlist more quickly by predicting what you want to do next. App Actions are surfaced throughout Android, in places such as the Launcher, Smart Text Selection, the Play Store, the Google search app and the Assistant.
HMD Global also announces that both Nokia smartphones are confirmed to get the Android Pie.
Availability and pricing
· The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available in Gloss Black, Gloss White and Gloss Midnight Blue on October 29 and will retail for PHP15,990.
Catch the Nokia 6.1 Plus pre-sale promo. Starting October 12 to 26, get free PAL Travel vouchers worth PHP 1,000 for domestic flights when you purchase through authorized Nokia mobile resellers and at any Nokia mobile branded store, kiosk or exhibit nationwide. See full details at http://uniteforpromo.ph/
· The Nokia 5.1 Plus will be available in Gloss Black, Gloss White and Midnight Gloss Blue on October 29 at Nokia mobile’s authorized online resellers—MemoXpress and Argomall—and on November 12 in stores for PHP12,990.
Both Nokia smartphones come in three colors—Gloss Black, Gloss White and Gloss Midnight Blue.
With HMD Global’s extended partnership with Home Credit, you will be able to avail the new Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus at 0% interest over 6 months.