Nokia 5.1 Plus hits stores in Malaysia tomorrow


Over a month ago, HMD Global introduced two new devices to the Malaysian market – the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus was available immediately at launch for MYR1,149 and starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to get your hands on the more affordable Nokia 5.1 Plus.

At first glance, you could mistake the Nokia 5.1 Plus for the Nokia 6.1 Plus because they do look identical. The giveaway is the slightly cheaper build although it’s still considered premium-built for its price point.

It features a polycarbonate frame wrapped in glass on both sides and the body houses a 5.8-inch HD+ display (720×1520), which is lower resolution than the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

Underneath, it gains the services of the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It features a hybrid SIM tray that supports nano-SIMs and microSD storage expansion of up to 400GB.

In the area of optics, the device boasts a decent 13MP f/2.0 + 5MP dual-camera setup on the rear, enhanced with AI features including bokeh blur.

The front gets an 8MP f/2.2 shooter that offers Portrait Lighting.

The dual-SIM device gets its juice from a 3,060mAh battery that supports 5V/2A fast-charging.

Like its more premium sibling, the Nokia 5.1 Plus runs Android One, based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is available in Gloss Black and Gloss Midnight Blue.

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Pricing and availability

The Nokia 5.1 Plus will be available starting tomorrow. Grab it with an exclusive bundle package at all authorised Nokia retails, for MYR899. The bundle includes a backpack, tempered glass screen protector and protective cover case worth MYR200.

The device is also available on Nokia’s official store on Lazada at MYR809, for a limited time only, while stocks last.



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