Last month, HMD Global announced its affordable smartphone, the Nokia 5.1 Plus (a.k.a. Nokia X5). The smartphone is going on sale today exclusively via Flipkart at 12:00PM. Priced at Rs 10,999, it will take on the likes of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, and Realme 2 to name a few. Buyers of Nokia 5.1 Plus will get Rs 1,800 instant cashback and 240GB 3G / 4G data from Airtel when they recharge with Rs 199, Rs 249 or Rs 448, over a period of 12 months.
Some of the highlights of the Nokia smartphone include front and back glass design, AI enabled dual rear cameras, and a full-screen display with a notch at the top. The notch is pretty wide, like the one on the iPhone, and it houses the front camera, earpiece and sensors. The smartphone also comes with USB Type-C port at the bottom, not something that you would find on other smartphones in this segment.
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Nokia 5.1 Plus: Specifications and Features
The smartphone sports a 5.8-inch display with an HD+ (1520×720 pixels) resolution, and tall aspect ratio of 19:9. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core chipset coupled with Mali-G72 GPU. With 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, a microSD card slot (hybrid) is also present for further expansion.
In the photography department, the smartphone comes with AI enabled dual rear cameras – a combination of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, you get an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is an Android One-branded smartphone that runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The company has also confirmed that it will be updated to Android 9 Pie later this year.
The device is backed by a 3,060mAh battery, and connectivity options such as Bluetooth, dual-SIM card slots, 4G VoLTE, GPS and Wi-Fi.