Nokia 5.1 Plus Possibly in the Works: CAD Renders Showing Notched Display Leaked

Last month, HMD Global refreshed its lineup of smartphones and brought them up to speed with 2018 standards. It now appears, that the firm isn’t ready to settle just yet and may be looking to keep the momentum going by bringing more bezel-less phones to the market, the latest of which may be the Nokia 5.1 Plus.

If the leaked CAD renders are to be believed, the phone will borrow design traits from the Nokia 7 Plus and the very recently launched Nokia X6. These computer-aided drawings were leaked courtesy of OnLeaks and TigerMobiles. On the front, the phone is expected to come with a large bezel-less display with a notch on the top, similar to the X6. It is interesting to see that the notch is bigger than what is found on most Android smartphones in the market. This raises the speculation regarding the phone featuring a more advanced facial recognition hardware, similar to FaceID.

On the back, there is a dual-rear camera setup which is vertically aligned below which a fingerprint sensor is located. There is also an LED flash to accompany the rear-facing camera module. The phone’s back also happens to be reflecting light which means that Nokia 5.1 Plus could be a glass-clad device with a possibility to come with wireless charging.

The renders also shed some light on what connectivity ports we can expect. A 3.5mm headphone jack is available on the top whereas a USB Type-C port and speaker grill are visible on the bottom. Power and volume rockers are located on the right side of the phone.


For the time being, that’s all the renders reveal about what we can expect from the Nokia 5.1 Plus. However, since the phone is expected to come with a bigger display and more advanced tech in terms of facial recognition, we can also expect the phone to feature a higher capacity battery. On the software side of things, Nokia phones come with a stock Android experience and this phone should be no different. Out of the box, it is expected to come with Android 8.1 Oreo.

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