HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, unveiled the much-anticipated Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus in the presence of the Ambassador of Finland to Malaysia, His Excellency Petri Puhakka last month. The new Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus are designed with high standards of craftmanship and an improved user experience in mind.

Nokia Makes A Comeback With The New Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus
(L-R) Mr. Teemu Laakkonen, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Finland in Malaysia; His Excellency, Petri Puhakka, Ambassador of Finland to Malaysia; Mr. Vijay Thangavelu, HMD Global Country Manager for Malaysia & Myanmar; Ms Liew Huey-Ling, HMD Global Head of Marketing for Malaysia & Myanmar; Mr. Sandeep Gupta, HMD Global General Manager for Pan Asia; and Mr. Larry Poon, Managing Director, Avaxx Corporation

As shared by Vijay Thangavelu, Country Manager (Malaysia and Myanmar), HMD Global, during the launch:

Nokia Makes A Comeback With The New Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus
Vijay Thangavelu, Country Manager for Malaysia and Myanmar, HMD Global introducing the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus

“Quality design, pure Android and high performance – These are the three key characteristics of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. We are making a statement of intent in the Malaysian market by committing finesse in our design, build and overall user experience. The latest display innovation is interweaved with our design ethos as we bring about maximum display size without compromising on compactness. The robust Nokia build quality is our utmost priority and it is what the brand prides itself on. Its features such as the all-screen display, upgraded performance and advance AI imaging make these two devices irresistible. We are indeed excited to introduce this new line of smartphones and we are confident that they will be well received in the market.”

Nokia 6.1 Plus


Nokia Makes A Comeback With The New Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus

Thanks to 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+ 19:9 screen ratio with 96% colour 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 from a Nokia phone, it is encased in glass on the front and back, taking up approximately 93% of the phone’s luxuriously curved surface for the ultimate feel in your hand. Behind the elegant looks, the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform is 40% 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 Makes A Comeback With The New Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus


The Nokia 6.1 Plus’s 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 colour depth, and advanced AI imaging, including fun filters, masks and our 3D personas, as well as the 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 in real time to Facebook and YouTube directly from your camera app, another first made available on a Nokia smartphone.

Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia Makes A Comeback With The New Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by the advanced MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor usually seen in a higher tiered smartphone. The engine has been designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, video or multi-tasking applications with ease. The advanced imaging allows you to capture studio style shots with depth-sensing imaging and selectable bokeh blur, as well as portrait lighting. The dual 13MP/5MP rear sensor with electronic video stabilisation ensures that you film steady, sharp videos to perfectly capture your special moments with friends, no matter what the situation is.

Nokia Makes A Comeback With The New Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus

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 optical glass window and high gloss finish frame. At around 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 drop tested to ensure that it meets the exacting quality standards for a Nokia phone.

Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment

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 programme, you’ll get more battery and storage space out of the box thanks to no additional skins or unnecessary third-party applications. By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, your new Nokia phone allows you to enjoy all the latest features like 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.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus come in three colour options – Gloss Black, Gloss White and Gloss Midnight Blue.

  • Nokia 6.1 Plus is available from 26 September with a recommended retail price of RM1149. Get the launch bundle valued at RM300 while stocks last. It includes an action camera, tempered glass screen protector and silicon case.
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus is available from mid-October 2018.

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