HMD Global, the home of Nokia smartphones, has in partnership with Google built its latest mid-range devices with stock Android as part of the Android One program. With its new Nokia 5.1 Plus, HMD can now stake claim to the iconic Nokia brand, with its design craftsmanship, promise and performance.
While Nokia’s competitors, such as Xiaomi, have mastered the ‘value for money’ game, HMD’s Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with premium-like build quality, design and performance, yet with an aggressive pricing.
With many smartphone launches through 2018, HMD is bringing its European workmanship and precision, with a clear intent to capture a pie of the India smartphone market. Towards that end, the new Nokia 5.1 Plus is a promising and exciting proposition.
Powered by the MediaTek Helio P60, the Nokia 5.1 Plus packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Helio P60 chipset offers a perfect combination of superlative performance and power efficiencies. Nokia 5.1 Plus runs on stock Android and is part of Google’s Android One program. This guarantees regular software updates from Google directly which means users can expect to receive new software updates at around the same time as Pixel devices.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus shares the same design aesthetics like that of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, which launched a month ago, and comes at an attractive price. Nokia’s design engineering has imparted the Nokia 5.1 Plus with a finesse unparalleled in its price band. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-gloss finish.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by MediaTek Helio P60, one of the most advanced MediaTek chipset tilldate. The P60 comes with two 2.0GHz Cortex A73 cores paired with two 2.0GHz Cortex A53 cores and a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Nokia 5.1 Plus holds good with its gaming capabilities, as well as video and multi-tasking applications.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 13 MP rear primary lens with the secondary depth sensor of 5MP. capture studio style shots with depth-sensing imaging and selectable ‘bokeh’ blur, as well as portrait lighting. The advanced AI built into Nokia 5.1 Plus’s chipset enables deep-learning face recognition and real-time photo enhancement.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is online exclusive and is available on Nokia.com/phones and Flipkart starting 1st October 2018.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus, with its elegant and premium craftsmanship at an aggressive price, has a real appeal to it. At its pricepoint, it is a great phone to own, and one that would be hard to resist.