The Android One smartphone from HMD Global, the Nokia 5.1 Plus, has just been launched in Taiwan. The phone, which is the global version of the Nokia X5, was recently released in India as well. However, it is still not available for purchase in India, unlike its bigger brother, the Nokia 6.1 Plus.
HMD Global has been launching plenty of mid-range smartphones in the country, and it is currently doing pretty well in the sales department. The Nokia 6.1 Plus was a big hit, and so was the Nokia 7 Plus, and plenty of other phones. In the high-end segment, the company hasn’t really had much success. That could change very soon though.
There have been plenty of rumours about a Nokia 9 device, which supposedly has a 5 sensor camera setup. This is truly be a special flagship device to come out of the Nokia stable. Anyway, let’s move on to the mid-range Nokia 5.1 Plus, which is now available in Taiwan. The phone is also available for pre-order in Russia, and should be available in more European regions very soon. In India, the phone should go on sale some time this month.
Nokia 5.1 Plus: Price in Taiwan
Nokia Mobile Taiwan, made an official announcement today and launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus in the country. The phone is also available for purchase, starting today. The pricing is good too, as the base model will cost $4990 NTD. That equals to about Rs. 12,000, and is cheaper than the European pricing.
In India, the Nokia 5.1 Plus was launched last month, but hasn’t gone on sale yet. The company hasn’t really provided a date or the pricing details. We expect it to be priced somewhere around the Rs. 13,000 mark.
If you’re in Taiwan, and are interested in purchasing the new Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone, then you can do so now. The phone is available for purchase from PC Home, Yahoo, and Momo online stores.
Nokia 5.1 Plus: Specifications and Features
This is the second Android One smartphone to come from Nokia, and it is a good one. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is the Nokia X5 which was launched in China this July. It is an entry level mid-range smartphone, which has some decent specifications and features. The most interesting aspect of the phone, is its design.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with a notched 5.86-inch LCD display, which has an HD+ resolution, and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone has an aluminium frame, and a glass body, which makes it look and feel premium. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 processor and the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The chipset is paired with up to 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. It gets a hybrid dual-SIM slot, which can take a microSD card for increasing storage.
The phone has a dual-rear camera setup, with a primary 13MP sensor, and another 5MP sensor that captures depth information. It gets an AI portrait mode, and can capture 1080p videos as well. For selfies, there is an 8MP sensor at the front, which has a wide-angle lens, and also gets AI portrait and Beauty mode. A fingerprint sensor is available at the back of the phone. You also get a Face Unlock option that uses the front camera to quickly unlock the device.
Apart from the above mentioned specifications, you get standard features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Dual 4G VoLTE, GPS, FM Radio, GLONASS, a USB Type-C port, and a headphone jack. A 3060mAh battery powers the phone, but it doesn’t support fast charging. The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with stock Android 8.1 Oreo software, and will soon get the new Android 9.0 Pie update as well.