HMD Global has finally launched the successor to the Nokia 5. After being leaked several number of times, the oddly named Nokia 5.1 smartphone has finally entered the spotlight.

We were kind of hoping that Nokia would stick to their usual brand naming. But instead of calling it the Nokia 5 2018, the company opted to use the nerdy Nokia 5.1. But if you can get past its moniker, this device actually delivers a slew of improvements from the previous iteration.

The Nokia 5.1 has a bigger and sharper screen size of 5.5-inches and a resolution of  2160 x 1080 pixels. The selfie shooter is the same 8-megapixel camera, but sensor at the back gets bumped up to 16-megapixels.


Under the hood, there’s a MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor. It will come in two memory and storage variants: there are the 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB options. It will run on Android One Oreo to play nicely with the humble hardware.

The device is also made with 6000-series anodized aluminum. So rest assured that it stays sturdy and premium just like what we come to know in other Nokia smartphones.


Nokia 5.1 Specs

  • Android 8.0 Oreo, Android One
  • Dual nano SIM, Dual standby
  • 5.5-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2160 x 1080 resolution, ~439ppi
  • 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, dual-tone flash
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • NFC
  • FM Radio
  • microUSB 2.0, OTG support
  • Dimensions: 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2mm
  • Colors: Black, Tempered Blue, Copper
  • 2970mAh non-removable battery

The Nokia 5.1 will become available globally starting this July. The 2GB/16GB model will retail for a price of EUR139 (~Php8,500), while the 3GB/32GB variant costs EUR169 (-Php10,400). Pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be determined.

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