HMD Global is now launching the Nokia X5, which has already been introduced in China, as Nokia 5.1 Plus in Germany as well. The smartphone with Mediatek chipset and 5.8-inch display is available in this country from 5 November, the major electronics markets already accept pre-orders. HMD calls for the version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage almost 250 euros. The manufacturer in Germany does not offer a different memory configuration, but the memory can be expanded by means of a microSD card to up to 400 Gbytes.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by a Mediatek Helio P60, which was introduced by the Taiwanese manufacturer in the spring, and is mainly used in devices of the beginner and middle class. In addition to the established Big-Little principle (4 × Cortex A73 and 4 × Cortex A53) and GPU (Mali-G72MP3), the eight-core unit also includes a computation unit for AI applications. Mediatek calls this the APU. Other chip manufacturers also integrate such AI units that are supposed to support the camera software, for example.

The main camera of the Nokia 5.1 plus has two lenses with 13 and 5 megapixels as well as an electronic image stabilizer. The second lens provides depth information for the desired bokeh effect. Video records the main camera in Full HD (1080p) at 30 frames per second. On the front sits a selfie camera with 8 megapixels.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is delivered with Android 8.1 (Oreo), but the manufacturer promises an update to the new Android 9 (Pie). The Nokia 5.1 Plus is part of the "Android One" program and will receive the system updates for two years. The monthly security patches are being supplied to the smartphone three years after its market launch.

Nokia 5.1 Series (Germany)

model Nokia 5.1 Plus Nokia 5.1

operating system

Android 8 (Oreo)
Android One

Android 8 (Oreo)
Android One

Processor / cores

Mediatek Helio P60
OctaCore 2.0 GHz

Mediatek Helio P60
OctaCore 2.0 GHz

random access memory

3 GB

2 GB

Flash memory

32 GB

16 GB

Removable storage / max.

microSD up to 400GB
(2nd SIM slot)

microSD up to 128 GB
(own slot)


5.8 "IPS LCD 19: 9

5.5 "IPS LCD 18: 9

Resolution (ppi)

1520 × 720 (287 ppi)

2160 × 1080 (439 ppi)


2 × Nano SIM, Dual VoLTE

2 × Nano SIM


LTE Cat 4 to 150 Mbps

LTE Cat 4 to 150 Mbps


802.11 a / b / g / n / ac dual band

802.11 a / b / g / n





GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

USB port

USB 2.0 Type C

Micro USB 2.0

battery capacity

3060 mAh

2970 mAh

main camera

Dual 13 MP / 5 MP

16 MP

front camera

8 MP

8 MP

(H × W × T)

150 × 72 × 8.1mm

151 × 71 × 8.3mm


3.5mm audio, FM radio, fingerprint sensor

3.5mm audio, NFC, fingerprint sensor


Black, blue

Black, blue (copper)

Price (EIA)

249 €

209 €

Available from

November 2018

End of August 2018


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