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Nokia 5.1 Full Specifications, Review and Price

Nokia 5.1 was introduced as an update to the Nokia 5 smartphone that was launched last year. The 5.1 comes with similar storage and RAM space configuration with the 3.1.

However, the new Helio P18 chipset takes control here, it comes with an octa-core processor clocking at 2.0 GHz. It sports a rear fingerprint scanner and a trendy 18:9 aspect ratio screen.

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Nokia 5.1 Key Specs and Features

・5.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 2GB/3GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P18
・16GB/32GB built-in storage
・16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・2970mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

The Nokia 5.1 boasts of premium craftsmanship, it was sculpted from Aluminum and looks absolutely exquisite no doubt. It has beautiful rounded corners for maximum effort.

Apart from its beautiful Aluminum alloy body, it sports a fingerprint scanner and a single rear camera. It measures 8.2mm in thickness will be available in Copper, Tempered Blue and Black colours.

Nokia 5.1

The device sports the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio display, with a bigger screen and higher resolution. Generally, contents should look sharper and brighter with its FHD+ touchscreen.

It has a 5.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. This has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 439 pixels per inch density for clear and sharp visuals. The screen stretches up to 73.1% screen to body ratio as well.

Hardware and Software

Nokia adopted the new Helio P18 chip from MediaTek to do the number crunching. It comes with 8-cores of processor clocking at 2.0GHz as well. While the ARM Mali-T860 MP2 graphics processor does its job in the graphics segment.

Just like on the 3.1, you get to choose from two storage and RAM space variants. There’s one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. While the cheaper variant has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Both storage options are upgradeable up to 256GB, while the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Camera, Network And Connectivity

It’s equipped with a crystal clear 16MP rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, a LED flash and other internal features like autofocus, touch focus and others. For selfies, the 8MP selfie camera handles selfies.

The Nokia 5.1 supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Battery, Price And Availability

The Nokia 5.1 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 2970mAh battery with fast charging technology. Nokia 5.1 will be available on shopping stores, starting from $199 to $249, that’s about (N54,000 – N65,000).

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Full Specification Of Nokia 5.1

・Announced: July, 2018
・Status: Available. July, 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: 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)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)

・Material Type: Aluminium 6000 series
・Dimensions: 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm
・Colour: Copper, Tempered Blue, Black
・Weight: –

・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.5-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Pixel Density: 439ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 73.1%

・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.0GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek Helio P18
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-T860 MP2

・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 16GB/32GB

・Back Camera: 16MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No

・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 2970mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
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