Nokia 6.1 Plus gets a taste of Android Pie with beta update

Joanna Estrada
October 11, 2018

On Twitter, the company has been teasing the new launch with the hashtags #MegaLife and #GoBigGetBetter hinting at a bigger battery or larger screen.

HMD Global has launched two new devices, the Nokia 3.1 Plus, a budget device and the Nokia 8110 4G, a banana phone that was announced during the MWC 2018. We have already seen Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus getting some good response in the market, but can the Nokia 3.1 Plus will be able to drive the company to new heights?

IT IS tough to describe what makes a Nokia phone stand apart from the rest. However, Both the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus get support for fast-charging, but the Nokia 5.1 Plus has been left out here. Same is the case with this smartphone. It comes in colour choices like Blue, White and Baltic. It shows off a dual camera setup.

However, judging by the recently launched Nokia 7.1, we can expect the same "Pure Display" technology and Zeiss camera setup. The handset also offers expandable storage upto 400GB via microSD slot.

Perhaps it is because the phone's features are so tiresome even with an audio jack and USB-C port, it makes you wonder why the asking price is so close to other phones with the same chipset. The smartphone features a 6-inch IPS LCD display that offers an aspect ratio of 18:9 and an HD+ screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Nokia has proved its point with the Nokia 5.1 Plus that it isn't very hard to create attractive looking smartphones in a lower price range. That said, we will talk about this in details in our upcoming review.

The MediaTek Helio P22 chipset is at the helm of Nokia 3.1 Plus. The model featuring 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage will be made available, but its pricing is yet to be revealed.

Despite all the right things about the Nokia 6.1 and the fact that I would recommend it as a great mid-range device, its RM1,100 price tag does not feel like a bargain. But it faces a lot of competition from the likes of the Redmi 6 Pro, Realme 2 and others.

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is also an Android One smartphone and it comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Coming to the camera, the Nokia 5.1 Plus has a dual camera set up on the back which is built with a 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and another 5 MP depth sensor. It includes a primary 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF.

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