HMD Global, the licensee of Nokia has recently launched the Nokia 5.1 along with the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 2.1. The Nokia 5.1 is an upgraded version of the original Nokia 5 that was launched last year. Now, as per leaked renders and a 360-degree video, it seems like the company is likely to launch a higher-end variant called the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The smartphone is likely to become a crossover between the Nokia X6 and the Nokia 5.
The device is expected to feature a metal unibody design like the Nokia X6 and also feature a display notch on the front with 19:9 aspect ratio display. The renders show the presence of a big display notch along with a chin at the bottom of the device. The phone is expected to carry dimensions of 149.5 x 71.9 x 8mm.
The images and a 360-degree video of the alleged Nokia 5.1 Plus have been leaked by TigerMobiles. The site has a good track record of revealing the specs and features of upcoming smartphones much earlier than their launch but since the based on factory CAD drawings, there is a possibility of the final product being different. So this report should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The render images, however, do provide an outline of what we can expect from the upcoming device of HMD Global. The images indicate a dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. Apart from that, a USB Type-C port is also likely to be present on the smartphone to serve as a connectivity option for PC and laptop and for charging. Also as per rumors, the smartphone may be powered by a MediaTek Helio P23 chipset which would make it a mid-range smartphone.
Since HMD Global has just launched the Nokia 5.1, it is highly unlikely that the company will launch an upgraded variant of the device so soon. However, as per rumors, the upcoming smartphone may be announced at IFA 2018 which will be starting from August 31.