HMD Global, the Finnish company that holds exclusive rights to manufacture and licence Nokia-branded mobile phones, launched the Nokia 8 in India earlier this year. The renders have also shown us the design, which is similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus was launched with a price tag of ₹15,999 and it went on sale from August 30.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus features 5.86-inch notched display with 2.5D curved glass that offers HD+ screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Nokia 7.1 Plus will again feature the same Carl Zeiss lenses with a single camera lens on front. Sensors onboard the handset include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. While the Nokia 6.1 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 636, the Mi A2 comes with a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 660. This seems plausible as the images of the Nokia 9 boasting five primary cameras have surfaced online.
The Nokia 7.1 Plus is expected to be the next most powerful handset for the above two phones, and in China, it'll be referred to as the Nokia X7. The company has confirmed that it will be introducing a new Nokia smartphone at the event. Currently, HMD Global is only selling the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant in India at a price of Rs 15,999. However, the company did not reveal the price and availability of the mid-range Nokia 5.1 Plus at that time. Backed by 3060 mAh of battery life, the Nokia 5.1 Plus runs stock Android Oreo as it is a part of Google' Android One initiative. Meanwhile, India's largest ecommerce retail site Flipkart has also posted a teaser page on its site that sheds some light on the launch date of the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
HMD Global has already sent out the media invites for a launch event on 4 October in London.