The Nokia 5.1 Plus is the latest smartphone from HMD Global to be launched in Kenya. The phone is currently available in retail stores for Ksh 13,000, just around the same price as the Infinix Hot 7 and the recently announced Tecno Spark 3 Pro. With these smartphones launching in Kenya, the consumers are the ones winning as they have so many options to choose from.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus in Kenya joins the Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 2.1, Nokia 1 and a few other Nokia smartphones HMD Global has launched in the country this year.
Below are some of the key specifications of the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications
|Specifications||Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications|
|Body||Dimensions||149.5 x 72 x 8.1 mm|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Display||Size||5.86 inches, 19:9 ratio|
|Resolution||720 x 1520 pixel pixels|
|Platform||Operating System||Android OS, v8.1(Oreo), Android One|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Storage||Internal space||32GB, 3GB RAM|
|MicroSD card Slot||Yes, up to 400GB|
|Camera||Rear Facing Camera||Dual 13MP + 5MP|
|Features||Phase Detection AutoFocus, LED flash, HDR, Panorama|
|Video Recording||Yes, up to 1080p@30fps|
|Front facing camera||8MP|
|Connectivity||Cellular Data||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , hotspot|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||3060 mAh non-removable battery|
|Available colors||Night black, Glacier white, Baltic sea blue|
The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with advanced AI built in for better face recognition and real-time photo enhancement. It has advanced imaging that allows you to capture studio style shots with depth-sensing imaging and selectable ‘bokeh’ blur, as well as portrait lighting.
As expected, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is an Android One smartphone and this means that you are getting near stock Android out of the box. This means less bloatware and a smoother experience with guaranteed timely updates. The company says this phone is scheduled to get three years of monthly security patches and two years of guaranteed OS updates. The phone comes with Android Oreo but should be getting Android Pie very soon.