Nokia 6.1 is now available in Malaysia
There is something cool to share as the Nokia 6.1 is now available in Malaysia. We used to have quite a number of Nokia phones over ten years ago. The last unit we had was Nokia N8 which is 8 years ago. We received the unit after we did the review for Maxis 8 years ago. It was a good phone but it was on Symbian OS and there were many apps were not compatible back then.
Moving forward to 2018, we received the Nokia 6.1 today. We did the unboxing video below and we will try our best to review the unit and blog about it. We know many people wanted to know the specs so this is the official specs for Nokia 6.1.
Key specifications for Nokia 6.1
WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8,
LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 (Full band 41)
|Network speed:||LTE Cat 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL|
|OS:||Android 8.0 Oreo™|
|Chipset:||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform|
|RAM:||1 GB LPDDR 3 in the following colours: Blue/Copper, Blue / Silver, Grey/Silver|
|Storage:||3 GB LPDDR 4 RAM with 32 GB internal user memory or 4 GB LPDDR 4 RAM with 64 GB internal user memory both variants available with MicroSD card slot (up to 128 GB support)|
|Form factor:||Touch monoblock with on-screen keys|
|Display:||5.5” IPS LCD full HD (1920 x 1080, 16:9), sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, 403 ppi pixel density, 450 nits, laminated, 1500:1 contrast ratio|
Camera with ZEISS optics:
· Primary camera: 16MP PDAF / 1.0um / F2.0, dual-tone flash, ZEISS optics
· Front facing camera: 8MP FF, 1.12um / F2.0 / FoV 84˚
|Connectivity & Sensors:||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, FM/RDS, USB type-C (USB 2.0), OTG, 3.5mm, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, Fingerprint sensor, NFC|
|Battery:||Integrated 3000mAh battery|
|Audio:||Single speaker with smart amplifier, Nokia spatial audio capture with 2 mics|
|Dimensions:||148.8 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm (8.6 mm with camera bump)|
 All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice.
 Pre-installed system software and apps use a significant part of memory space.
 Hybrid card slot for either second SIM card or MicroSD card.
 Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.
First impression, we are glad that the design is not a copy of another competitor brand. We like the grip and the feeling of this phone. It is precision machine aluminium unibody so it feels more premium. Thus, we love that blue colour too.
Nokia 6.1 is priced at RM 1,100 retail price. It is available in all Nokia authorised retailers nationwide. For that price, you get 5.5” IPS LCD full HD (1920 x 1080, 16:9), Primary camera: 16MP PDAF / 1.0um / F2.0, dual-tone flash, ZEISS optics and Integrated 3000mAh battery. Looking at the spec alone, we thought this is a pretty good deal.
We will be doing another review a few weeks later so that will a fairer review on that phone in terms of usability and its features such as photography and videography.
Visit us a few weeks later for another blog review on Nokia 6.1. Thank you for reading.