HMD Global to soon launch Nokia 5.1 Plus in Europe for €259 (~$295)

After launching Nokia X5 in China, HMD Global had launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone in the Indian market a few months ago. Now, the Finnish company is all set to launch the Nokia 5.1 Plus in the Europian market.

The company has been reportedly teasing the launch of the phone in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Now, a report from MSP suggests that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will soon launch in Europe, carrying a price tag of €259, which roughly converts to $295.
For comparison, the phone is priced at Rs. 10,999 in the Indian market, which roughly converts to $151. With a price tag of €259, the European pricing is almost double compared to the Indian pricing, placing the smartphone from a budget device to mid-range offering.

To recall the specifications, the phone comes with a 5.86-inch display with 2.5D curved glass that produces HD+ screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Under the hood, it is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core chipset, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

For photography, the Nokia 5.1 Plus features f/2.0 aperture 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup on the back panel and a front-facing selfie shooter of 8-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture. Other features on the device include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock support.

As for connectivity, it supports 4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port. Being a part of Android One program, the phone is running a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and is powered by a 3,060mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the company has promised that the phone will start receiving the Android 9 Pie update by the end of this year. However, it has already received the November security patch update.