Nokia 6.1: A smartphone that’s built to last

One of the first Android-powered smartphones HMD Global released was the Nokia 6. This year, it’s getting a revamp.

The Nokia mobile brand is synonymous with quality. From the original Nokia 3310 and 8110 (the iconic banana or The Matrix phone) to its latest devices, Nokia has always been known for phones with good quality and solid build.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, came bouncing back into the smartphone scene last year and continued the Nokia brand’s legacy of offering sturdy mobile phones. One of the first Android-powered smartphones HMD Global released was the Nokia 6, a midrange smartphone with a premium build, design, and features at a relatively affordable price. This year, the Nokia 6 is getting a revamp.

Meet the new Nokia 6.1.


Build that stands the test of time

Sporting the same build as its predecessor, the Nokia 6.1 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminum and sculpted 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. The seamless and compact unibody of the smartphone is robust enough to survive everyday knocks.



The phone’s design is crafted to transcend trends and remain classically elegant with its diamond-cut edges and bright 5.5-inch display. Available in Blue/Gold, the Nokia 6.1 features two-tone anodization and a bold color accent that makes it stand out from the crowd.


Performance you can rely on

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, the Nokia 6.1 runs apps fast and smoothly, delivering 60 percent better performance than its predecessor The 64GB internal storage leaves a lot of space for apps and files on this device—and you can have more storage if you pop in a microSD card.

The Nokia 6.1 allows its users to be the first to experience the latest Google innovations as it runs on Google-designed Android One software. The streamlined, easy-to-use interface removes all the unnecessary frills and gives you all the essential features of a productive phone.



The cameras of the Nokia 6.1 are a treat as well. The rear shooter comes with a 16MP sensor with ZEISS optics and dual-tone flash. The front camera features a wide angle and 8MP. For the social media-savvy, there’s the Dual-Sight technology for creating #Bothie shots that capture stills and videos from the front and rear cameras simultaneously. You can broadcast these clips live on your social media accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and others to share with family and friends.


Here are the complete specs of the Nokia 6.1:

  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 5-inch full-HD IPS LCD (1920×1080, 16:9, 403ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, microSD up to 128GB
  • 16MP rear camera with PDAF F2.0 aperture, dual tone flash, and ZEISS optics
  • 8MP wide-angle front camera with F2.0 aperture
  • LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3000mAh battery
  • 8 x 75.8 x8.15mm
  • Nano SIM


Hurry and get one

The great news? The Nokia 6.1 is now available in the Philippines.

Until August 31, get free JBL T450BT Bluetooth headphones worth PHP3,000 when you purchase a Nokia 6.1 at participating dealers. During this period, you can also purchase the Nokia 6.1 for PHP15,990 at 0% interest for 6 months through Home Credit.

Words Pat Calica

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