Apart from its premium phones like Nokia 8 Sirocco or the mid-rangers like Nokia 7 Plus, the Finnish upstart, HMD Global has also made a name for itself in the budget segment. The phones which were initially launched in China by HMD Global as Nokia X5 and Nokia X6 have been named as Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus in India, and the phones are expected to present some solid competition to some of the other budget-oriented smartphone offerings in the market right now. Nokia’s stock Android experience, combined with its build quality, design and impressive optics, all together have managed to garner some substantial attention from the Indian buyers. Among the two phones, the Nokia 5.1 Plus, as the name suggests, would appeal more to someone who is looking for the best bang for the buck without spending a lot. So down below, we have compiled the list of top 5 features of the Nokia 5.1 Plus which make it worth the hype.
The Notch Display
The Nokia 5.1 Plus inherits some of its design elements from its close family member, the Nokia 6.1 Plus and thus it retains the notch design. The phone features a longer 19:9 aspect ratio on a screen which measures 5.86-inch diagonally and offers a resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels. However, on taking a closer look, we do find that the Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a notch which is more prominent in size as compared to the one on Nokia 6.1 Plus, even then, there is no denying that the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers impressive aesthetics with glass front and back design. The colour options being offered by HMD Global include black, blue and white.
Dual Rear Cameras with Advanced Mode Enabled
The Nokia 5.1 Plus despite coming with a lighter price tag doesn’t compromise on the imaging department as the phone packs a dual rear camera setup of a 13MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor. The secondary sensor as you would expect assists the primary sensor in snapping depth of field shots. One notable quality is that the Nokia 5.1 Plus also offers advanced mode on the camera for users who are keen about photography. Additionally, the rear cameras also come with AI scene detection. For selfies on the front, the phone comes with an 8MP snapper which comes with plenty of AI features and software based bokeh mode.
AI Enabled Processor
The Nokia 5.1 Plus packs the MediaTek’s Helio P60 chipset under the hood, which ranks as the best processor manufactured by MediaTek. The processor is the same one which powers the Oppo F7, and Realme 1. The octa-core SoC comes paired with Mali G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. The architecture of this processor also lends it more power and efficiency as it has been made by the 12nm manufacturing process. What adds to the highlight of the phone is the MediaTek NeuroPilot AI architecture which allows the phone to carry out AI based functions.
Stock Android Experience with Android One
Like other Nokia phones, the Nokia 5.1 Plus also comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box which means that the phone will be eligible to get all the latest updates including that of Android P and Android Q in the future. Additionally, the phone will also get monthly security patches.
Thanks to the Helio P60 and its AI-enabled intelligent power-saving technology and optimised performance management mechanism, the phone can last longer on its 3,060mAh battery. As per Nokia’s claims the phone can deliver up to 17.5 hours of talk time, 19.5 hours of music playback, 5.8 hours of gaming, 11 hours of video streaming and 12 hours of video playback.
In India, HMD Global will be launching the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant of the Nokia 5.1 Plus in the coming days. Although there haven’t been any talks about pricing of this phone from Nokia’s side, it is expected that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will come with an attractive price tag hovering around Rs 10,000.
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