HMD Global has revealed the price of the Nokia 5.1 Plus as Rs 10,999 for the Indian market. HMD Global is starting to gain momentum in India following the launch of the Nokia 6.1 plus, and with the Nokia 5.1 Plus, HMD is continuing the same strategy. The smartphone is priced aggressively in the sub-continent in a partnership with Flipkart.
The handset will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, with storage expansion support up to 400GB.
Like its sibling Nokia 6.1 Plus, the phone shares most of the same design elements but is available at a lower ₹10,999 ($150) price point. To accommodate the price tag, HMD had to make a few changes on the hardware side of things, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the Nokia 5.1 Plus is a fantastic budget phone.
With Nokia 5.1 Plus we wanted to bring a phone that was high on performance that could get exciting gaming and entertainment experiences closer to a wider group of fans. – Ajey Mehta, country head, HMD Global
For the asking price, the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers a lot. It packs a 5.86-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratios and 2.5D curved glass. Internally, it has the powerful MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. A hybrid card slot inside the 5.1 Plus allows a user to insert a second SIM card or a microSD card to expand the storage. At the moment, HMD has launched the device in only one variant, but the premium variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage could arrive at a later date.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It claims to sport a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The smartphone is powered by a 3,060mAh battery. The smartphone will be available in Gloss Black and Gloss Midnight Blue colors.
The new smartphone will be exclusively available via Flipkart and Nokia online stores in India; Nokia 5.1 Plus pre-orders are now open, and the smartphone goes on sale on Monday, October 1. Furthermore, to make the deal even better, HMD has joined hands with Bharti Airtel to offer additional data and cashback of Rs 1,800. Airtel prepaid customers will receive an instant Rs 1,800 cashback and an additional 240GB of data over the next 12 months on recharges of Rs 199, Rs 249, and Rs 448.