The Nokia 5.1 Plus is part of the Android One program, and we already have an idea of what it will look like. We have no clue when it will launch, but the alleged device has now shown up on TENAA complete with specifications and device renders, suggesting that a launch might not be too far away. It looks like it’s just an updated version of the Nokia 5.1. You can check out all of the information we’ve been able to get from it below. For those that don’t know, TENAA is effectively the Chinese FTC.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications and Renders
|Specs||Nokia 5.1 Alleged Specifications|
|CPU||Unknown @ 2GHz, likely to be either Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 or MediaTek Helio P18|
|RAM||3GB, 4GB or 6GB|
|Camera||Rear: 13MP primary shooter, dual camera
|Storage||32GB or 64GB, microSD card supported|
|Display||5.86-inch 720 x 1520 TFT display|
|Audio||No 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker|
|Ports||One USB-C port|
First and foremost, the device’s processor is listed at a clock rate of 2GHz with 8 cores. My guess would be that this is the MediaTek Helio P18. It’s one of the only modern 2GHz processors with 8 cores, and the regular Nokia 5.1 used it. It could, however, be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 too. We’ll have to wait and see.
Everything else after that is pretty clearly outlined, so there’s not as much guesswork involved. We’ll be seeing a 720×1520 resolution screen at 5.86 inches and the device will also pack a 3,000 mAh battery. That’s a decent amount when we consider the lower screen resolution and a power efficient SoC like the MediaTek Helio P18 or, even better, the Snapdragon 625. It’ll come in a 3GB RAM, 4GB RAM, or 6GB RAM variant with 32GB and 64GB storage options likely also available for each storage variant. It’s reported as having 3 cameras, so 2 on the back and 1 on the front. It’s also set to come in Black, White, or Blue.
Those who think the storage options are small can breathe a sigh of relief, as microSD cards are supported here up to 128GB. While it supports the usual connectivity features you’d expect from a phone, we currently cannot see any mention of an NFC chip. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is looking to be a pretty decent device, all things considered, but will that be reflected in the price? Android One devices tend to be cheaper than their competitors on the market, and they are owned, at least in part, by Google themselves. This isn’t the first Android One device released under the Nokia branding, so it’s good that Google is deeming the program successful so far.
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