Nokia 5.1 Plus starts receiving official Android 9.0 Pie update

Nokia 5.1 Plus starts receiving official Android 9.0 Pie update
HMD Global, the small, December 2016-founded company behind the unlikely resurgence of the Nokia brand, has been doing a stellar job of keeping its smartphones stable and fresh with fast and smooth software updates.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is the latest device to receive stable Android 9.0 Pie goodies, according to a tweet posted earlier today by the company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas. HMD’s CPO offers no specifics on the changes delivered by the newest OS build for this relatively modest “notched” handset. 

But seeing as how the phone is a member of the Google-sanctioned Android One lineup, its UI tweaks and enhancements should be fairly standard, including various battery life optimizations, intuitive new gesture navigation, security upgrades, notification revisions, and performance improvements.

Basically, everything about your low-end Nokia 5.1 Plus will be made better, marginally or substantially, once the Android 9.0 Pie rollout goes global. Unfortunately, this model is one of many sold under the recently rehabilitated Nokia brand that’s not officially available stateside.

Elsewhere, the device is also known as the Nokia X5, packing a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, up to 4GB RAM, and a 3,060 mAh battery, which are pretty decent specifications for the phone’s low price. Of course, the 1520 x 720 resolution of its 5.86-inch IPS LCD panel is not exactly ideal. 

Keep in mind that this is the sixth, yes, sixth Nokia device officially updated to Android 9.0, although the much faster, prettier, and pricier 8 Sirocco continues to run 8.0 Oreo software.

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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(18h talk time)

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24 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. HMD is one of the best OEM's when it comes to keeping their Nokia branded smartphone lineup updated. It's things like this that undoubtedly have a positive impact on the growing sales and market share of HMD.

2. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

HMD is slowly getting the Pie update out as they are slightly behind the X4. Still sucks that we only got the 6.1 32gb model. The extra ram would have been much better at keeping lag and stutter at bay.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

They've updated 6 of their smartphones to Pie in a matter of about 3 months, so don't know where you're getting "slow" from. This is information you'd know if you actually knew about Nokia branded smartphones from HMD. And we have the Nokia 7.1 with 4/64 on the storage side here. Stop trying to make it look like HMD doesn't have a higher storage smartphone in the U.S.

8. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Omg man, who cares? Do you have to be an obsessive fan over every little thing about Nokia? Lol, it's pathetic. And I wasn't referring to the 7.1. Stop trying to twist my words around.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao YOU care, or you wouldn't bother to post incorrect information every chance you get on HMD articles and then get triggered when you get corrected. You're the one that obsesss over trolling them, and all because you obsess over me, lol. Now THAT is pathetic. No one is twisting your words, just stating the facts, of which you cannot dispute.

12. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about. You are clearly being an obsessive fan. You go after any comment that even says one thing about Nokia. I'm not obsessing over you so don't flatter yourself. You responded to me remember? You are the one who continues to come at me just like you've been doing the past year. You are twisting my words with your opinionated facts.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, YOU are being the obsessive troll. Don't act like it isn't true. You obsess negatively over anything I favor, and you've been obsessing over me since your mxyzptlk account. 10 accounts later and you're still obsessing over me. I responded to you posting inaccurate information like you always post. But the only reason you're even commenting on HMD articles is because of me. You know it, I know it, and so do a host of other people. Why do you think they were calling you out on that recent Huawei/Honor article? You are the one that continues to obsess with me and post inaccurate information on HMD articles, and THAT is fact, no opinion.

18. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Ok let's get one thing straight Mr. Geek, I am not Mxy and I suggest you to get over your obsession with me being whoever that was. You are the one who has multiple accounts, hence why you are able to give yourself a thumbs up all the time. As for the users in question, one is probably just another alias and the other guy is friends with that oaf darkk. I'm pretty sure that you're going to pounce on that morsel of information, but I don't care. I don't post misinformation on Nokia articles like you do on Pixel articles.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO no one believes that lie. You know you're mxyzptlk, l know that you're mxyzptlk, and so do a growing number of people here. You've been so obsessed with me and attacking anything that I favor that you're now on your 10th account because of me. Your obsession is smeared with jealousy as well, as you now are so infuriated that others here like my comments that you project your multiple account ways onto me. What makes it even more hilarious is that every person that notices that you're mxyzptlk, you say is me. Now you've resorted to attacking darkk, just like you used to

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

(Cont.). You make it too obvious every time you make a new faux account that you're mxyzptlk that your accounts get noticed almost immediately. And you just posted misinformation on this article that I had to correct, and there is no hiding it.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD also updated the Nokia 7 Plus about a month before the X4. Again, you'd know this if you actually knew what you were talking about concerning HMD and their Nokia branded smartphones. As it is, you're just a fountain of my misinformation.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

*fountain of misinformation.

7. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

*slipped up again.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

*Yeah, you did slip up again, and that's why I'm correcting you with the facts.

13. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

*Was referring to you. Not really a genius apparently.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

*I'm referring to you. And no, you really aren't a genius. Glad you admitted it.

19. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

*Never said I was unlike some people.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

*You couldn't say that you are, because it would be a lie.

6. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol, you're a fountain for your own misinformation. Don't try to drag me into your confession. The only one who cares is you and your 3 aliases that gave you a thumbs up.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO notice how you totally avoid the fact that you were wrong about HMD being behind the X4 in terms of updates. It must really hurt to be so wrong on these articles, and I know it infuriates you that I'm the correcting you. And I'm lmmfao @ the fact that you're so triggered because others here are liking my comments while not one likes yours that you are projecting your multiple account ways on me, mxyzptlk.

14. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I noticed that you're trying to backtrack after I pointed out that you're a fountain for your own misinformation. How nice of you to consider your accounts as others. I think they have a psychological term for that, ageislash.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I noticed that your are deflecting and projecting about you being a fountain of misinformation. This is something that I just proved when you incorrectly said that HMD is behind in updates vs the X4. You got caught with your pants down and your Vienna sausage in a socket, and now you're doing anything you can to deflect from being noticed as the fountain of misinformation that you are. LMAO! And what makes it even more hilarious is that you're flustered with me about exposing your lack knowledge once again that you are projecting about your faux accounts. Everyone knows that you are mxyzptlk, the multi account troll that's obsessed with Meanestgenius and who constantly posts misinformation about the smartphones he favors. You need to seek immediate medical help about your condition.

20. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Er why are you talking about me with my pants down? I don't even think I want to know. I guess you have to make up for why you are called "meanest"genius. You just don't want to admit that I have experience with the Nokia 6.1 and that's what this stems from. Generally when I hit a nerve, like I just did, you start rambling on and on lol. Keep it up while I lmao.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO it's clear the analogy went right over your head. Figures. But do keep deflecting from the fact that I have infuriated you once again by correcting your misinformation, and I even pointed out your lie about having any experience with the Nokia 6.1 when I exposed that you didn't even know what SoC it used. Generally, when I point out your lack of knowledge, you deflect from it. Do continue while I lmmfao @ you.

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