Nokia 5.1 Plus initial impression: Stylish design with a superior build quality

Doris Richards
September 24, 2018

Those who are interested can pre-book the smartphone on now.

If you have been waiting for the India availability and price in India of Nokia 5.1 Plus, then the wait ends at 2pm today. It comes with a 2.5D curved glass back body with glossy finish frame. With its recently-launched Nokia 6.1 Plus, HMD Global also jumped onto the bandwagon, bringing "3D Personas" that map users' facial expressions using the smartphone's front-facing camera. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting October 1st.

Nokia 5.1 Plus when it was announced came with a "global average" price of Euro 199, which on conversion comes to around Rs 16,700. At the moment, HMD has launched the device in only one variant, but the premium variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage could arrive at a later date. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz.

Price: Rs 4,999 onwardsThe Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a 5.00-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card slot. There is a dual camera setup at the back which includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor (f/2.0 aperture) and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.

Nokia 5.1 Plus buyers will get up to Rs 1800 cashback and up to 240GB data free when they recharge with Rs 199 or Rs 249 or Rs 448 per month. The phone has an 8MP shooter on the front for selfies and video calls. HMD Global says that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will be one of the first devices to be updated to Android 9 Pie. It will also be sold on Nokia's online store in India. Connectivity options on Nokia 5.1 Plus are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Lastly, the Nokia 5.1 Plus can be purchased in three shades of Gloss Black, and Gloss Midnight Blue. The model joins the Nokia 6.1 Plus in utilizing a 3,060mAh battery.

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