The Nokia 6.1 is designed to be an upgrade to the Nokia 6. It is in line with a host of other upgrades released by HDM which include Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1. It features better specifications than its predecessor.
Nokia 6.1 Key Specs & Features
- 5-inch IPS Display, (1080 x 1920 pixels)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 CPU with 4GB RAM
- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- 4GB RAM/32GB / 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- 16MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
- 3000mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Nokia 5.1 Design and Display
The Nokia 6.1 is a beauty to behold with an aluminium body and a diamond cut finishing. It is a 5.5incher with IPS display and its resolution is 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It also has a Corning Gorilla to protect the screen from being shattered in the event that it falls.
The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the rear. The device also features a modern USB Type-C port.
OS and Software
The device is powered by the Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is upgradable to Android 8.1 Oreo. It sports an impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset. The RAM has been increased to 4GB. There are two variants. The first one has 32GB internal storage while the other variants spot 64GB internal storage. Both of them can be increased to 256GB with MicroSD.
Camera and Connectivity
There isn’t a massive upgrade in the camera section. The Nokia 6.11 sports a front-facing 8MP selfie shooter while the rear camera is 16MP. The rear camera also features the phase detection autofocus.
The most significant improvement is the dual view feature. With this, the Nokia 6.1 has the ability to capture images with the front-facing and the back camera simultaneously.
The phone is 4G enabled and it features the Bluetooth 5.0.
This battery is quite normal; nothing really impressive. The phone sports a 3000mAh Li-Ion battery. It is supported by a Quick charging feature which can charge from 0-50 per cent within 30 minutes.
Nokia 6.1 Complete Specification
Platform: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 630)
GPU: Adreno 508
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Colours: Black, Silver
Dimension: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm
Weight: 172 g
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
SIM Count: Dual SIM, dual stand-by
Display: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi)
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, f/2.0, 1.0 µm, 1080p HD Video@30fps
Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/2.0, 1.12 µm, 1080p HD Video@30fps
Built-in Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256 GB
Bundled Cloud Storage: –
2G GSM: Yes
3G WCDMA: Yes
4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
Internet & Connectivity
HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Port: Yes, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Email Protocol: –
Music Player: Yes, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
Video Player: Yes, MP4/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes
Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: –
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Battery: 3000mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-Removable)
Fast Charging: Yes
Nokia 6.1 Price and Availability
Nokia 6.1 is currently on sale in many parts of the world. The 32GB variant is available for about $270 while the 64GB is available for about $300. It’s available on Jumia for N88,000 – See offers.