Today, being the 30th day of May 2018, HMD Global unveiled three new phones, an uplift in its entry-level and mid-range offerings. The phones are Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1. Two of the smartphones runs on Android One, while the third runs on the lightweight Oreo Go edition. The Android One models are going to receive software updates for two years and security updates for three years.
The three phones are budget-friendly phones, as you will surely get the best specs while spending little. In this post we shall be reviewing the Nokia 5.1, revealing its full specifications, price and release dates.
Nokia 5.1 Features
The Nokia 5.1 came with a FullHD+ display with 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution, and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The chipset is 40% faster than that of its predecessor. The IPS LCD measures 5.5 inch in diagonal and is covered with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass for protection.
The body of the Nokia 5.1 is milled out of a single block of 6000-series anodized aluminium. It has an onscreen capacitive keys, and the fingerprint scanner can be found at the back. The scanner can be used for unlocking the device and securing Google Play.
Talking about the camera, the Nokia 5.1 sports a 16MP camera on its back with Phase detection AF and a dual-tine flash. The front-facing camera is made up of an 8MP sensor and an 84.6 degrees lens.
The connectivity features of the Nokia 5.1 includes; microUSB port to charge the 2970mAh battery, a 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio and the expected Wi-Fi and Bluetooth goodies.
Nokia 5.1 Specifications
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|GSM 900 / 1800 – India|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – APAC, EMEA, HK|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – LATAM, AU, TW|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – APAC, EMEA, HK|
|LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) – LATAM, AU, TW|
|LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500) – India|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July|
|Dimensions||151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm (5.95 x 2.78 x 0.32 in)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body (6000 series)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.5 inches, 78.1 cm2 (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~439 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Primary||16 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 2970 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 19 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 53 h|
|Colours||Copper, Tempered Blue, Black|
|Price||About 200 EUR|
Nokia 5.1 Release Date
The Nokia 5.1 will be released and made available globally from the month of July 2018. You can easily buy it in Nigeria, USA, India and selected Europe market after the release date. The phone will be available in two versions; 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage, and 16GB RAM + 3GB internal storage.
Nokia 5.1 Price
The Nokia 5.1 price in USA and Europe are $219 and €189 respectively. The prices in Nigeria and India can be calculated going by the current currency exchange rates, but it will soon be announced by retail stores located in the different countries.