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Nokia 3.1 Plus price slashed, Nokia 5.1 Plus goes offline in India

HMD Global has now decided to slash the price of its Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone in India. The company has also announced the offline availability of Nokia 5.1 Plus for a lower price in the country.

To recall, the Nokia 3.1 Plus was launched back in October for a price of Rs. 11,499 in India. The relatively higher priced 3.1 Plus lost its charm to the aggressively priced Nokia 5.1 Plus that was already present in the market with a notched display.

Hence, from now onwards, the smartphone will be sold at just Rs. 9,999, bearing a total price cut of Rs. 1,500, in online as well as the offline market.

Although the Nokia’s online store hasn’t acknowledged the price change yet, the e-commerce giants- Amazon and Flipkart have already started selling the smartphone at a new price.

Coming to the Nokia 5.1 Plus, the smartphone was recently offered for a discounted price of Rs. 9,999 during Nokia Days Sale on Flipkart (Jan 11- Jan 13). However, it is supposed to be back to the regular pricing from tomorrow.

That being said, the company has now announced to sell it in the offline market as well. Starting Jan 15, the Nokia 5.1 Plus will be sold across all major offline stores, for a price of Rs. 10,599 which is Rs. 400 cheaper than the regular online price of Rs. 10,999. Not to forget, the company recently bought Nokia 6.1 Plus to the offline grounds as well.

Nokia 3.1 Plus Specifications

Regarding specifications, the Nokia 3.1 Plus features a 6-inch HD+ IPS notchless display. The screen is protected by 2.5D glass and has an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Under the hood, the smartphone gets powered by MediaTek P22 Helio octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. The handset also offers expandable storage up to 400GB via microSD slot.

In the photography department, the Nokia 3.1 Plus features a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera setup with PDAF and fixed focus lens. The primary camera also supports live bokeh feature. For selfies, the handset gets an 8MP front-facing shooter with screen flash. It also gets a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for additional security.

Being a part of Google’s Android One program, the Nokia 3.1 Plus runs stock Android Oreo. The handset gets fuelled by a 3500mAh battery.

Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications

In terms of specs, the Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The company also claims that the handset boasts a screen to body ratio of 84 per cent.

Under the hood, the handset gets powered by an octa-core 2.0GHz Helio P60 chipset bundled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. The handset also offers storage expandability up to 400GB via a dedicated microSD slot.

As for cameras, the Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera setup with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture. For selfies, the handset comes with 5MP front-facing shooter having f/2.2 aperture and support for AI-based face unlock.

The handset runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Being an Android One device, it has already received Android 9 Pie update. The handset gets powered by a 3,060mAh battery.

Connectivity options on the Nokia 5.1 Plus include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, as well as a 3.5mm jack. The handset is currently offered in a choice of Gloss Black and Gloss Midnight Blue colour options.