When it comes to leaked information, as with the Nokia 5.1, there are a few places it can originate. While it's usually someone like Evan Blass getting some juicy insider information from one of his many sources, there are also patent filings, which can reveal some good information, and then there's the Federal Communications Commision.

The FCC has to make sure that all cell phones sold in the United States comply with certain guidelines before they can go on the market, and they just approved of the Nokia 5.1, which means we might see it launching in the US sometime soon. HMD Global recently confirmed that the phone exists and offered a July release date, and it looks like that release window is indeed accurate.

The FCC approved four variants, two of which support dual SIM cards, and consumers can choose between 2GB RAM and 16GB of Storage or 3GB RAM and 32GB of Storage. All models use a 2GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor and a 5.5-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone offers a 16-megapixel rear camera that's positioned above the fingerprint scanner and an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera. Also included are a microSD card slot and the coveted headphone jack.



Expect the phone to retail at $218 and $252 for the two different RAM/storage options. The Nokia 5.1 will come in copper, blue, or black. We'll be sure to let you know when the phone gets a solid release date.

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