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Nokia 5.1 Plus launched in India, available October 1 with Android One

The device will go on sale on October 1 for a reasonable price, with HMD Global placing a heavy emphasis on the phone's gaming potential.

Published onSeptember 25, 2018

An image of the Nokia 5.1 Plus taken from the Nokia website.
  • 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.

Nokia fans in India should be excited to learn that HMD Global just launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus — a budget smartphone with some pretty killer specs for its price point.

Read Next: Nokia 5.1 Plus review: The new budget superstar

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
5.9-inch HD+ (720 x 1520)
19:9 aspect ratio
2.5D Cover Glass
MediaTek HelioP60 MT6771
Octa Core; up to 1.8Ghz
Expandable with MicroSD card up to 400GB
Rear: 13MP PDAF f/2 + 5MP depth sense
LED flash

Front: 8MP FF
f/2.2 aperture
80.4 FoV
Single speaker
2 mics
5V/2A charging
IP rating
Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint
GSM Quad band
WCDMA 1, 5, 8
LTE 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41 (120MHz)

USB type-C
3.5mm audio jack
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS/Galileo
FM radio

Dual SIM
Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
Dimensions and weight
149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096mm
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 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!