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Nokia 5.1 Plus now available in South Africa

February 6, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories

Nokia 5.1 Plus now available in South Africa

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is available on MTN Pre-Paid deals selling for an estimated R3,999.00.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is now available in South Africa from Tuesday, 05 February. The device comes in two colours Gloss Black and Gloss Midnight Blue.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus delivers gaming performance and AI imaging features in one package.

“With Nokia 5.1 Plus we wanted to bring exciting gaming and entertainment experiences closer to a wider group of fans. Our vision was to deliver performance, AI imaging and contemporary design in an accessible device, so that more people can play mobile games, binge-watch their favourite series and capture great content. Nokia 5.1 Plus is for our tech-savvy fans who love finding the best price-performance combination,” says Shaun Durandt, General Manager of HMD Global Southern Africa.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by the most advanced MediaTek chipset to date, the MediaTek Helio P60. The engine has been designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, video or multi-tasking applications with ease. The advanced AI built into Nokia 5.1 Plus’s chipset enables deep-learning face recognition and real-time photo enhancement. Equipped with all the essential sensors, you can experience the latest games and apps to their fullest.

The dual 13MP/5MP rear sensor with electronic video stabilisation helps ensure you film steady, sharp videos and perfectly capture your special moments with friends. Phase Detection Auto Focus can help your photos are clear and focused.

The edge-to-edge notched (5.8″) display gives fans maximum content with a minimal footprint. It features a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-gloss finish. At around 8mm thin, the ergonomic design with continuous curvature makes for the ultimate feel in the hand. Nokia 5.1 Plus has a sturdy metal structure, quality tested in extreme temperatures and drop tested to ensure that it meets the exacting quality standards of a Nokia phone.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus joins the Android One family of Nokia smartphones, offering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. The Nokia 5.1 Plus will stay up-to-date over time with three years of monthly security patches and two years of guaranteed OS updates after launch. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One programme, you’ll get more battery and storage space out of the box thanks to a carefully curated set of pre-loaded apps. And you will stay ahead of the game with the latest Google services like the Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus ships with Android Oreo operating system, with Android 9 Pie available via a wi-fi System Update for the phone. Now that the Android 9 Pie upgrade is available for the Nokia 5.1 Plus, a total of six Nokia smartphones, now run the latest version of the Android OS in South Africa. This gives users access to the latest features from Google. The Android 9 Pie update ensures that Nokia smartphones improve with time, thanks to intuitive AI which learns user habits to ensure the most effective and efficient experience.

Android 9 Pie brings a host of impressive new features to the Nokia 5.1 Plus users, including App Actions and Digital Wellbeing and brand-new features exclusive to Android One phones.

Users are now able to enjoy the latest features, including Google Lens, picture-in-picture for multitasking, Google Play Instant to discover and run apps with minimal friction, and battery-saving features like limiting background app use.

Availability

The device available on MTN Pre-Paid deals at selected retail stores, selling for an estimated R3,999.00.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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