Nokia 5.1 Plus now available in India for ₹10,999 ($150)
Until the announcement of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus, HMD Global’s budget and lower mid-range device portfolio was not especially great. Phones such as the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 were not able to compete with phones made by the likes of Xiaomi, Asus, Honor, Realme, and others in terms of specifications. They were priced higher than they should have been, which caused their value proposition to be lower than that of their competitors. However, to some extent, this changed with the announcement of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus were announced in July as the international variants of the Nokia X6 and the Nokia X5 respectively. HMD Global brought the Nokia 6.1 Plus to India in August for a price tag of ₹15,999. At that time, the company stated that the Nokia 5.1 Plus would go on sale sometime in September, and pricing would be revealed closer to the launch date. Now, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is now finally available in India for ₹10,999. Its specifications are noted below:
Nokia 5.1 Plus – Specifications at a glance
|Specifications||Nokia 5.1 Plus|
|Dimensions||149.5 x 72 x 8.1 mm, 160g|
|Software||Stock Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)|
|SoC||Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 MT6771 (4x 1.8GHz Arm Cortex-A73 cores + 4x 1.8GHz Arm Cortex-A53 cores); Mali-G73MP2 GPU|
|RAM and storage||3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage; microSD card slot|
|Display||5.86-inch HD+ (1520×720) IPS LCD with 19:9 aspect ratio|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Ports||USB Type-C port (USB 2.0), dual nano SIM slots, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Rear camera||13MP primary camera with 1.1um pixels, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF)|
5MP depth sensing camera with f/2.4 aperture
|Front-facing camera||8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 80-degree field-of-view|
Nokia 5.1 Plus – Pricing and availability
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is now available for ₹10,999 ($150). It comes in a single 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant, and it will be available in Gloss Black and Gloss Midnight Blue colors. Consumers can buy the phone via Flipkart and the Nokia online store. In terms of launch offers, Airtel is offering ₹1,800 cashback and 240GB complimentary data on recharges of ₹199, ₹249 and ₹498 for prepaid users.
In terms of competition, the Nokia 5.1 Plus competes with phones such as the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Y2, and the Realme 2. The Nokia 5.1 Plus actually has a good value proposition as the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC is significantly faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 found in Xiaomi phones in this price range. The Helio P60 competes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which is found in the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Users can also take a look at the Realme 2 Pro, which offers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and a 6.3-inch waterdrop notched display for ₹13,990.
Buy the Nokia 5.1 Plus on Flipkart