- HMD Global launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India, giving the device a release date of October 1.
- The budget smartphone has pretty decent specs for its price point of 10,999 Rs. (~$151) and Android One.
- HMD is emphasizing the gaming capabilities of the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
Last week, HMD Global teased a new Nokia device and included the hashtag “#GameOn,” which led some fans to believe that it was releasing a gaming phone, similar to the Razer Phone or the Asus ROG Phone. However, it turns out HMD was just pushing the gaming capabilities of the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
While the Nokia 5.1 Plus is a lightweight compared to something like the Razer Phone, it does have solid enough specs to play some relatively high-intensity games. Considering how cheap the device is, this is a welcome development.
Check out the official Nokia 5.1 Plus specs below:
|Nokia 5.1 Plus|
|Display||5.9-inch HD+ (720 x 1520)
19:9 aspect ratio
2.5D Cover Glass
|SoC||MediaTek HelioP60 MT6771
Octa Core; up to 1.8Ghz
Expandable with MicroSD card up to 400GB
|Cameras||Rear: 13MP PDAF f/2 + 5MP depth sense
Front: 8MP FF
|Sensors||Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint|
|Network||GSM Quad band
WCDMA 1, 5, 8
LTE 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41 (120MHz)
3.5mm audio jack
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS/Galileo
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)|
|Dimensions and weight||149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096mm|
|Colors||Gloss Black / Gloss White / Gloss Midnight Blue|
Since the Nokia 5.1 Plus will ship with the Android One variant of Android 8.1 Oreo, it will likely get security patches and Android updates at a relatively fast pace, at least compared to other non-Android One devices in its class.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus will be available starting October 1 from Nokia.com as well as the Nokia Flipkart store. You can pre-order the device now from either location for only 10,999 Rs. (~$151). Your color choices are Gloss Black and Gloss Midnight Blue for now.
Stay tuned for our upcoming review of the Nokia 5.1 Plus!