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Nokia mobile announces Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus during Bacolod’s Masskara Festival

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, joined in the celebration of the Masskara Festival this week and announced the two new Android One smartphones: Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. These smartphone devices feature the popular and Nokia’s first all-screen design, high-end performance and smart AI imaging to the City of Smiles. They are also charged with pure, secure and up-to-date Android One experience with impressive price points.

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Nokia mobile announces Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus during Bacolod’s Masskara Festival

“Since the beginning of our journey, we’ve focused on delivering an experience that you would expect from a Nokia smartphone—design and craftsmanship that stands out, the technology that helps you get more out of your day, and pure, secure, and up-to-date Android,” Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global chief product officer said.

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“Today, we are building further on our promise by offering two new smartphones — Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus — delivering 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 and smart AI imaging features you would expect from a premium smartphone.”

Combining contemporary smartphone functions with an immersive, all-screen design, the Nokia 6.1 Plus packs smart storytelling features and a display that is perfect for watching videos, messaging friends and catching up on your social media.

On the other hand, the Nokia 5.1 Plus delivers a great gaming performance and AI imaging features in an accessible and stylish package.

Nokia mobile visits Bacolod City for a product launch and press conference

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A press junket was conducted last October 11, 2018, in Bacolod City. Bloggers from Bacolod, Davao, and Cebu, and members of the local print media attended the said event at the Velvet Meeting Room at Seda Capitol Central, one of the leading hotels in Bacolod City. HMD Global Philippines country manager, Shannon Mead, graced the event showcasing the two new Nokia smartphones to the guests.

“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 that is accessible to them. At HMD Global, we bring accessible technology that elevates [the] human experience of connecting with one another and creating stories to remember,” Shannon Mead said.

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“Along with our continuous efforts to bring the latest Nokia mobile innovations to more regions in the Philippines, we recently opened our very own Nokia mobile store at SM City Bacolod. 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

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An all-screen design with the reassuring quality you expect of a Nokia smartphone, the new Nokia 6.1 Plus features a stunning clarity and color accuracy for viewing media, web and gaming with a crisp 5.8-inch Full HD+ 19:9 display giving you more room for all your favorite content without needing a bigger handset. It has an advanced, and highly sensitive 16MP + 5 MP dual-sensor rear camera system with rear deep sensing imaging that delivers excellent sharpness and outstanding images.

A perfectly balanced 16 MP front camera delivers highly detailed, mirror-like selfies with every pose. Users can bring their photos to life with HDR that delivers even better vibrancy and contrast, creating a feeling of greater depth. The presence of the latest AI technology enhances landscapes and selfies simultaneously with masks, filters, and emoticons.

Users can live steam in #bothies in real time with the use of masks and filters to Facebook and YouTube direct from the Nokia 6.1 Plus camera app. Both main rear and front cameras can work and record videos and take photos at the same time, a Nokia’s innovation and first to any smartphone available in the market.

Powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform that supports a leap in performance for enhanced user experience and battery.

As part of the Android One partnership, Nokia 6.1 Plus receives guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years. Filled with the Android Oreo OS in the box, the Nokia 6.1 Plus can be upgraded to the latest Android 9 Pie OS.

Network speed LTE Cat. 4 – 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
OS Android Oreo (upgradeable to Android Pie)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform
Memory and storage RAM: 4GB LPPDDR4x; ROM: 64GB e-MCC 5.1
MicroSD card support up to 400GB
Display 5.8″ FHD+ 19:9 with notch (2280 x 1080)
2.5D curved front Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera and flash Dual primary: 16 MP AF/F2.0/1.0um
Dual secondary: 5 MP BW/FF/F2.4/1.12um
Front: 16 MP FF/F2.0/1.0um
Flash: Dual tone flash
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS
Sensors Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer (g-sensor), E-compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor (on the back)
Charging and accessories 5V/2A charger, USB Type-C cable, headset
Battery 3060mAh, non-removable, fast charging compatible
I/O Type C (USB 2.0), OTG, audio jack
Dimensions 147.2 x 70.98 x 7.99 / 151g
Display to body ratio: 81.4%
Camera bump: ~0.6mm
SIM slot Combo SIM slot (Hybrid): dual nano SIM or nano SIM + USD
Color Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Black, Gloss White
Others Smart amp, FM radio

Nokia 5.1 Plus: Elevate your gaming experience

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The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a stunning 5.8″ 19:9 HD+ edge to edge display to maximize content and minimize footprint (~79% display-to-body ratio). It features a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-polished polycarbonate and metal framing finish.

Powered by a MediaTek Helio P60, an advanced octa-core processor usually seen in a higher tiered smartphone. The chipset has been designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, stabilized video or multi-tasking applications with ease. It has an advanced imaging system that allows users to capture studio style shots with rear depth-sensing imaging and selectable bokeh blur, as well as portrait lighting.

The camera system has dual 13 MP + 5 MP rear sensor with electronic video stabilization that helps ensure you film rock steady. It also takes sharp videos to perfectly captures special moments with friends, no matter the situation.

It is bundled with a premium software with Android One. 3 years of monthly security updates and next 2 lettered updates keep the Nokia 5.1 Plus fresh in the future. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is also Android 9 P (Pie) ready.

Network GSM Quad band
WCDMA 1, 2, 5, 8
LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
Network speed LTE Cat. 4
OS Android Oreo (Android 9 P-ready)
Chipset MediaTek Helio P60 MT6771 Octa-Core up to 1.8GHz
Storage 32GB internal user memory with MicroSD card slot support up to 400GB
Form factor Touch monoblock with on-screen keys
Display 5.8″ HD+, 2.5D Cover Glass
Camera Rear: 13 MP PDAF f/2 + 5 MP depth sensor, LED flash
Front: 8 MP FF f/2.2 80.4 FoV
Connectivity & Sensors USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS, FM radio
Battery Integrated 3060 mAh battery, 5V/2A charging
Audio Single speaker, AMP+, 2 mics
Dimension 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
Color Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Black, Gloss White

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Availability and Pricing

The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available on October 29, 2018, for a retail price of ₱15,990. The Nokia 5.1 Plus will retail for only ₱12,990.00.

Catch the Nokia 6.1 Plus pre-sale promo. Starting October 12 to 26, 2018, and get free PAL travel vouchers worth ₱1,000 for domestic flights when you purchase through authorized Nokia mobile resellers and at any Nokia mobile branded stores, kiosks, or exhibit booths nationwide.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus Pre-order Promo* Mechanics

– Promo is open to all Nokia mobile customers who will purchase a Nokia 6.1 Plus from any of the participating Nokia mobile stores, Nokia mobile exhibits, authorized Nokia mobile phones resellers and online stores nationwide.
– Pre-order period is from October 12-26, 2018.
– To qualify for the pre-order promo, the customer must pre-order with a ₱500 deposit in any of the participating stores.
– For every successful pre-order, customer to receive an acknowledgment receipt of the deposited amount and a pre-order coupon which needs to be fully filled- out.
– Pre-order coupon includes the following information: Name of Customer, Home Address, E-mail Address, Mobile Number, Store Name, Store Branch, Store’s Contact Details, Customer’s Signature.
– Redemption period is from October 30 – December 31, 2018.
– The ₱500 deposit will be deducted from the ₱15,990 SRP of Nokia 6.1 Plus on the redemption date.
– Upon settling the balance, customer to automatically get two (2) pcs. of ₱500 travel vouchers together with the purchased Nokia 6.1 Plus.
– A customer must present the pre-order receipt issued by the store as proof of pre-order.
– A customer must redeem the item from the store where the pre-order was made.
– In the case of pre-order cancellation, the customer must present the pre-order receipt to refund the deposited amount.

*Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 19079 Series of 2018.