HMD seems to have finally acknowledged the USB charging port issue reported widely by many users on Nokia smartphones: Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7.1 & Nokia 8.1. It has now offered a one-time free repair of these Nokia smartphones if the warranty has ended within the last 6 months.
As mentioned in a post at the official Nokia community,
HMD, as goodwill to consumers, offers a one-time, free-of-cost repair of select Nokia devices identified to have charging section issues.
The free-of-cost repair is applicable to the following sales models only. A device whose 12-months warranty has recently ended is eligible for the free-of-cost repair, up to a maximum of 6 months after the warranty has lapsed.
▪ Nokia 5.1 Plus
▪ Nokia 6.1 Plus
▪ Nokia 7.1
▪ Nokia 8.1
Thanks Raman & Denu for the tip. Cheers!!