Four variants of the Nokia 5.1 recently passed the certification process of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The variants of the Nokia 5.1 that were certified by the FCC are identified by their model numbers TA-1088, TA-1081, TA-1075, and TA-1061, and this certification could mean that the handset will be sold in the United States in the near future. Two of the hardware variants, TA-1088 and TA-1075, can simultaneously accept two SIM cards while the other two models of the Nokia 5.1 can only accept one SIM card. In addition, two hardware variants, which are identified by the model numbers TA-1075 and TA-1061, support the Near Field Communication (NFC) protocol. All of the certified models can connect to 3G WCDMA and 4G LTE networks, although there are differences in the WCDMA and LTE bands supported by the device variants. The documents filed by HMD Global to the FCC also show that the handset is compatible with Wi-Fi networks running on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies and that the smartphone also supports Bluetooth. In addition, all of the variants tested by the telecommunications regulator will be available in two RAM and flash storage configurations. One of the configurations contains 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal flash storage while the other option includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal flash storage.
The Nokia 5.1 is the successor to the original Nokia 5 handset that was announced last year. The smartphone is powered by the Helio P18 chipset from the Taiwanese semiconductor firm MediaTek. This SoC is comprised of an octa-core ARM Cortex A53 64-bit CPU running at a maximum frequency of 2GHz and the Mali T-860MP2 GPU. The handset sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2160 by 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Furthermore, the device includes an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens and a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The smartphone also comes with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor to quickly unlock the handset.
HMD Global stated in its announcement that the Nokia 5.1 is priced at €189 ($223) and there will be three color options for the device, namely copper, tempered blue, and black. The tech firm further stated that device will become available worldwide starting next month.