Nokia Introduces Sub-S$300 Nokia 5.1 Plus

If you need an affordable (less than S$300) and durable phone, check out the latest Nokia 5.1 Plus. With the recent influx of high-end (means expensive) flagship phones, this Nokia 5.1 Plus is a breather for many people who don’t need a super high-end phone.

At just S$299, the 5.8-inch screen Nokia 5.1 Plus has the look of any modern flagship phones. It has an internal storage of 32GB but with an external MicroSD card slot of up to 400GB.

It has a dual rear camera (13MPX + 5MPX) setup which allows you to take selectable “bokeh” shot.

Here are the specifications.

Key features:

  • Stunning 5.8” 19:9 HD+ edge to edge display to maximise content and minimize footprint (~79% display-to-body ratio).
  • Featuring a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-gloss finish.
  • Powered by a MediaTek Helio P60, an advanced octa-core processor usually seen in a higher tiered smartphone.
  • The chipset has been designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, video or multi-tasking applications with ease.
  • Advanced imaging allows you to capture studio style shots with rear depth-sensing imaging and selectable ‘bokeh’ blur, as well as portrait lighting.
  • Dual 13MP/5MP rear sensor with electronic video stabilisation helps ensure you film steady, sharp videos to perfectly capture your special moments with friends, no matter the situation.
  • Premium software experience with Android One. 3 Years of monthly security updates and next 2 lettered updates keep your Nokia 5.1 Plus fresh in the future. Nokia 5.1 Plus is Android 9 Pie ready.

Operating times:

  • Standby time: up to 20.5 days
  • Talk time: up to 18 hours
  • MP3 playback: up to 15 hours
  • Video playback: up to 11 hours

Nokia 5.1 Plus sales package includes

  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Charger
  • Charging / data cable
  • Quick guide
  • SIM door key
  • Headset

Key specifications 1

  • Networks:
    • GSM Quad band
    • WCDMA 1, 2, 5, 8
    • LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • Network speed: LTE Cat. 4
  • OS: Android Oreo
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P60 MT6771 Octa Core up to 1.8GHz
  • RAM: 3GB LPDDR3
  • Storage: 32GB internal user memory2 with MicroSD card slot up to 400GB support
  • Form factor: Touch monoblock with on-screen keys
  • Display: 5.8” HD+, 2.5D Cover Glass
  • Camera: Rear: 13MP PDAF f/2 + 5MP depth sensor, LED flash; Front: 8MP FF f/2.2 80.4 FoV
  • Connectivity & Sensors: USB type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS, FM radio
  • Battery: Integrated 3060 mAh battery3, 5V/2A charging
  • Audio: Single speaker, AMP+, 2 mics
  • Dimensions: 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
  • Colours: Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Black, Gloss White
1 All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice. 2Pre-installed system software and apps use a significant part of memory space. 3Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.
HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Variations on offering may apply. Check local availability.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is currently available. Do read the Press Release for more information.

Press Release

Nokia 5.1 Plus – super fast performance and powerful AI made accessible

Nokia 5.1 Plus gives you premium performance and design in an accessible package

SINGAPORE, 1 NOVEMBER, 2018 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 5.1 Plus. With impressive processing power, the Nokia 5.1 Plus delivers a great gaming performance and AI imaging features in an accessible, stylish package. Combined with its contemporary design and quality build, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is sure to offer a unique and accessible experience to all fans around the world.

Per Ekman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, HMD Global, said: “When people think of an affordable smartphone, they rarely think of it as a design marvel. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is different – it is a stunning phone on a budget. It delivers performance, AI imaging and a contemporary design in an accessible device, so that more people can play mobile games, binge-watch their favourite series and capture great content. The Nokia 5.1 Plus offers the best price-performance combination for our tech-savvy fans.”

Flagship performance made accessible

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is one of the most affordable smartphones powered by the most advanced MediaTek chipset to date, the MediaTek Helio P60. The engine has been designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, video or multi-tasking applications with ease. The advanced AI built into Nokia 5.1 Plus’s chipset enables deep-learning face recognition and real-time photo enhancement.

The Nokia 5.1 plus’s advanced imaging allows you to capture studio style shots with depth-sensing imaging and selectable ‘bokeh’ blur, as well as portrait lighting. The dual 13MP/5MP rear sensor with electronic video stabilisation helps ensure you film steady, sharp videos and perfectly capture your special moments with friends. Phase Detection Auto Focus can also help ensure your photos are clear and focused.

On-trend design

The stunning edge-to-edge notched (5.8”) display gives fans maximum content with a minimal footprint. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-gloss finish. At around 8mm thin, the ergonomic design with continuous curvature makes for the ultimate feel in the hand. Nokia 5.1 Plus has a sturdy metal structure, quality tested in extreme temperatures and drop tested to ensure that it meets the exacting quality standards of a Nokia phone.

Equipped for advanced gaming

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is equipped with all the essential sensors, including a gyroscope for Augmented Reality experiences, so you can experience the latest games and apps to their fullest. The Nokia 5.1 Plus also delivers optimised performance for demanding games, ensuring you can enjoy your multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games without suffering from battery drain. It also boasts stunning graphics on a stunning display, with its 5.8: 19:9 HD+ edge to edge display and MediaTek P60 processor.

Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment

The Nokia 5.1 Plus joins the Android One family of Nokia smartphones, offering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. The Nokia 5.1 Plus will stay up-to-date over time with three years of monthly security patches and two years of guaranteed OS updates after launch. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One programme, you’ll get more battery and storage space out of the box thanks to a carefully curated set of pre-loaded apps. And you will stay ahead of the game with the latest Google services like the Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.

By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Google Lens, picture-in-picture for multitasking, Google Play Instant to discover and run apps with minimal friction, and battery-saving features like limiting background app use. It is also ready for Android 9 Pie.

Availability

The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes in three colours Gloss Black, Gloss White and Gloss Midnight Blue, and is available in Singapore from 3 November 2018 at a retail price of SGD 299 through sole distributor AMobile – at all Courts, Challenger, Best Denki, Jim & Rich, Mustafa, Sprint Cass, Gain City, Handphoneshop, 3Mobile and selected A-Mobile authorised retailers, as well as online at LAZADA, Shopee, Qoo10 and Handphoneshop.com.

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About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.

Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google LLC; Oreo is a trademark of Mondelez International, Inc. group.