International Business & Economy Nokia’s 5.1 Plus, priced at $299, is the latest phone for gamers

Nokia’s 5.1 Plus, priced at $299, is the latest phone for gamers




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Finnish tech company Nokia launched its latest phone in Singapore on Saturday, November 3. In a market awash in the recent release of high-end phones—such as the iPhone XS, Galaxy X9, Google’s Pixel 3 and Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro—this much more affordable phone with excellent features is an excellent and welcome addition, since Nokia’s 5.1 plus stats at $299.

If you’re a gamer and you don’t really want a high-end phone, this one may just be for you.


  • 5.8-inch screen, edge-to-edge display
  • 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm dimensions
  • 32 GB internal storage, with the option for additional storage of 400GB with the purchase of an external MicroSD card
  • Dual rear (13MPX + 5MPX) camera with advanced imaging
    Advanced octa-core processor MediaTek Helio P60
  • Android One software with 3 years of monthly security updates
  • Android Pie ready
  • 18 hours talk time
  • 15 hours MP3 playback
  • 11 hours video playback
  • LTE Cat. 4 network speed
  • Android Oreo OS


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Available colors: Gloss Black, Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss White

According to Per Ekman, the Vice President, Asia Pacific for HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets

“When people think of an affordable smartphone, they rarely think of it as a design marvel. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is different – it is a stunning phone on a budget. It delivers performance, AI imaging and a contemporary design in an accessible device so that more people can play mobile games, binge-watch their favourite series and capture great content. The Nokia 5.1 Plus offers the best price-performance combination for our tech-savvy fans.”

What’s more, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is fully equipped to handle advanced gaming, with all the sensors needed, such as a gyroscope for Augmented Reality experiences. For the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) the phone offers optimized performance so that its battery doesn’t drain quickly.

For those of us who grew up trusting Nokia as the go-to brand for mobile phones, this model will surely not disappoint. It’s price point and attractive features are very promising indeed.

Read related: Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro gives the iPhone XS Max and Galaxy S9+ serious competition





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