During the Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced the Nokia 6.1 and the 7 Plus, two flagship-spec handsets designed to win over the budget-conscious Pinoy market. With bang-for-the-buck as the top of mind priority for Filipino consumers, both phones aim to bring world-class quality craftsmanship and durability Nokia has been known for back into the forefront of the local market.
Shannon Mead, country manager of HMD Global Philippines, said: “We at HMD Global understand that Filipinos have a very active and dynamic lifestyle so we made it our vision to provide reliable and innovative technology that would meet the needs of the local market without compromising style. The latest of our smartphone offerings, the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus, both live up to the Nokia mobile’s legacy of durability, premium quality and advanced features to enable end-users to achieve work-life balance seamlessly.”
The Nokia 6.1: Built to last for busy millennials
Built to adapt to the fast-paced lifestyle of working millennials, the upgraded Nokia 6.1 offers powerful performance and new features in a more compact and durable body. Backed by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform, the phone delivers efficient performance that is 60 percent faster than its predecessor. This means less time to load apps and more time for checking with colleagues at work, chatting with loved ones or simply catching up on the latest movies or games.
By combining a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the new Nokia 6.1 is able to withstand the challenges of daily urban grind. Its USB-C fast-charging feature provides as much as 50 percent power in just 30 minutes, allowing users to quickly get back to their to-do list for the day.
The Nokia 7 Plus: The flagship hero for urbanites
Designed with top-class performance and durability in mind, the Nokia 7 Plus is the modern career person’s best friend. The vivid 6-inch 18:9 full-HD+ display allows for convenient and efficient content browsing, perfect for productive and on-the-go professionals who need to stay updated about work and other important matters. With its powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform processor and 3800mAh battery, the flagship hero smartphone can keep up with the demands of a busy lifestyle, delivering reliable performance with style.
The smoothly curved back, slim edges and copper highlights of the Nokia 7 Plus create a sleek, comfortable yet strong look that goes well with both classy and bold individuals, making the phone a stylish partner anyone can rely on.
Capture moments, tell stories
Both the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus offer enhanced ZEISS optics and Dual-Sight technology for clear and sharp images that capture both sides of every story. The phones’ innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms combined make weekend adventures extra memorable with true-to-life images of special moments with family and loved ones.
The two new additions to the Nokia mobile Android family also now come with the pro-camera mode. The advanced camera settings allows for quick and easy manual control over photos, thus making sure memories from long road trips or quick get-togethers are preserved beautifully without filters.
The Nokia 6.1 boasts a 16MP primary camera and an 8MP front-facing camera while the Nokia 7 Plus is equipped with a 12MP primary and 13MP secondary rear cameras and a 16MP front-facing camera.
Pure, secure and up-to-date Android One experience
The Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus receive monthly security updates up to three years to ensure a secure smartphone experience. With the Android Oreo™ upgrade on purchase, millennials can enjoy the latest Android features of the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximizing features such as limiting background app use.
As part of a stronger commitment to a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience, the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus are the latest additions to the Android One lineup with 2-letter upgrades, bringing AI-powered innovations and security protections. Android One features vivid displays, picture-perfect cameras and the latest Google innovations such as auto-adjusting power usage, built-in Google Play Protect that dynamically prevents viruses and malware, and a small, curated set of preloaded apps that gives room for more storage.
Availability and pricing
The Nokia 6.1 is available in Blue/Gold while the Nokia 7 Plus comes in both Black/Copper and White/Copper variants. Both phones also offer a 4GB RAM / 64 GB ROM configuration.
Until August 31, get free JBL T450BT Bluetooth headphones worth PHP3,000 with every purchase of the Nokia 6.1 at participating dealers. During this period, you can also get the Nokia 6.1 for PHP15,990 with 0% interest for 6 months and the Nokia 7 Plus for PHP21,990 with 0% interest for 9 months from Home Credit.