Nokia announces the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus

Posted: 22 August 2018 8:55 am
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Nokia's gone notch-happy with its two latest Android handsets.

Nokia – or to be strictly accurate, HMD Global, the folks who currently produce smartphones under the Nokia name – has announced two new mid-range handsets overnight aimed at the mid-range market. They are the first Nokia handsets to feature a notched display to accommodate their front-facing camera sensors, which also means that they're notably featuring smaller bezels too.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is a plus-sized upgrade to the Nokia 6.1 that we've already reviewed with a 5.8 inch, 19:9 LCD display, Snapdragon 636 SoC and 4GB of RAM. It features dual 16MP/5MP rear cameras and a front-facing 16MP camera, with AI assistance for shot-taking.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a more modest handset, running a MediaTek Helio P60 with 3GB of RAM behind a 5.86 inch 19:9 LCD display with dual 13/5MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera.

As with Nokia's other 2018 phones, both the Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus are Android One handsets, which means that there's not much in the way of Nokia-specific software on board, instead presenting a more Google-style interface. Android One phones have the distinct advantage of guaranteeing two years of updates, so while these phones will launch with Android 8.1 on board, they absolutely should see Android 9 ("Pie") before long.

Nokia Australia hasn't announced local availability for the Nokia 5.1 Plus or Nokia 6.1 Plus in Australia as yet, but to date the only Nokia handset we haven't officially seen has been this year's 4G-capable Nokia 8810 reimagining.

They're reportedly going on sale in India at the end of the month at around Rs15,999 for the Nokia 6.1 Plus. At current exchange rates that would equate to around $310 locally. The Indian smartphone market is very price sensitive, so we wouldn't be surprised to see the Nokia 6.1 Plus launch for a little more than that locally.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications

Product Name
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Display Size
5.86 inches.
Resolution
HD+
PPI
TBC
Processor
MediaTek Helio P60
RAM
3GB
Storage
32GB
Operating System
Android 8.1
Front camera
8 MP FF, f/2.2, 80.4 FoV
Rear camera
Dual Main: 13 MP PDAF, f/2 + 5 MP depth sensor, LED flash
Battery
3060mAh
Dimensions
149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
Weight
TBC
Price
TBC

Nokia 6.1 Plus Specifications

Product Name
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Display Size
5.8 inches.
Resolution
Full HD+
PPI
TBC
Processor
Snapdragon 636
RAM
4GB
Storage
64GB
Operating System
Android 8.1
Front camera
16 MP FF, f2.0/1.0um
Rear camera
Dual Main: 16 MP AF, f2.0/1.0um, Dual second: 5 MP, BW/FF/f2.4/1.12um
Battery
3060mAh
Dimensions
147.2 x 70.98 x 8.59mm
Weight
151g
Price
TBC

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