Nokia 5.1 Plus coming soon to the U.S., available exclusively through B&H

Nokia 5.1 Plus coming soon to the U.S., available exclusively through B&H
The first Nokia-branded smartphones in a very long time, which are offered in the United States through carriers, Nokia 2V and Nokia 3.1 Plus are probably meant to test the local market before the Finnish company could bring its flagships in the country.

But before the upcoming Nokia 9 PureView could make its debut in the U.S., another Nokia-branded smartphone will be made available for purchase, the Nokia 5.1 Plus. Better specced than the other two Nokia phones offered by Verizon and Cricket, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is the global version of the Nokia X5, a China-exclusive mid-range handset.

It appears that U.S. retailer B&H will sell the Nokia 5.1 Plus for $200, but the smartphone is expected to hit the shelves in about 7-10 business days. Surprisingly, the phone will offer dual-SIM support, but other than that there aren't any details about the Nokia 5.1 Plus' specs configuration.

Nokia 5.1 Plus is available in multiple hardware configurations, not to mention that HMD Global, the company making these Nokia-branded smartphones, launched two enhanced Nokia 5.1 Plus models last week.

It remains to be seen what Nokia 5.1 Plus variant(s) will be available for purchase at B&H, but our bet is that the retailer will go for the 3GB RAM/32GB or 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage models.

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5.1 Plus
  • Display 5.8" 720 x 1520 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P60, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3060 mAh

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15 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

So much for HMD "ignoring the U.S. market", lol. I like how they are getting more and more confident in bridging more of their smartphones over to the states to join the ones already available here.

2. libra89

Posts: 2153; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ooh cool! This sounds like a good possible phone for my mother to have.

3. Venom

Posts: 2838; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's about time although given Nokia's track record, the US will probably get the short end of the stick with the lesser spec version. If Nokia wants to be viable, they need to release a device that is accessible to ALL carriers.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

The version that the U.S. gets for the 5.1 Plus is up to vendor that will be selling it, since they have more than one option to choose from. And OnePlus doesn't have devices accessible to all carriers, so how come you never complain about that since you're now championing them? By your logic, they need to do this to be viable.

5. Venom

Posts: 2838; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Actually you're wrong, no surprise there. I have said before that one of the few things I don't like about the OnePlus is that it's not available for all carriers. Have yourself a dish of crow.

11. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

It's about time you two stop arguing in every Nokia article...

13. Venom

Posts: 2838; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You're right. It's just not me though. It has happened to other users on Nokia articles as well.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree. But he doesn't just attack me, he does it to others on BlackBerry, Nokia, Huawei and LG articles.

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