Nokia Is Launching A Budget Phone For Gamers

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If you drooled over the Razer Phone 2 and its specialty gamer-focused design, but can't justify spending over $1000 on a phone, Nokia reckons it has just the solution for you. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a budget phone designed for gaming and other strenuous applications, and you can get your hands on it this week.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus runs on the MediaTek Helio P60, a midrange chipset that rivals the likes of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 in balancing performance and budget.

As with other phones selling themselves as perfect for gaming and entertainment, the display is also a big selling point of the Nokia 5.1 Plus, boasting a 5.8”, 18:9 HD screen. The bezels are a little thicker than you would get on a top-line phone, but it's a good-looking display for the price.

The 5.1 Plus also boasts the latest in camera tech, with a dual rear camera (13MP/5MP), depth-sensing tech and different portrait and lighting modes.

Oh, and the one thing it's got over its top-range competitor in the Razer Phone 2? The Nokia 5.1 Plus still has a headphone jack.

The 5.1 Plus will be available in Australia from this Friday November 2 from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Officeworks for just $379.

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