HMD Global has finally unveiled three new smartphones at an event. The company was expected to launch the much-talked-about Nokia X6 for global markets, but it launched the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1 smartphones instead. These are the latest budget offering from the company and sequels to last year’s Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and the Nokia 5. Let’s take a look at their specifications, features, and pricing.
Nokia 5.1: Specifications, Features, Price
As we mentioned, the three new phones from HMD Global are sequels to their last year predecessors. Keeping up with that, the Nokia 5.1 is a successor to the Nokia 5. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch display bearing 18:9 aspect ratio in a 6000-series Aluminum unibody design. An octa-core MediaTek Helio P18 SoC powers the phone. It is launched in two variants – 2GB RAM+16GB storage and 3GB RAM+32GB storage. For optics, the phone sports a 16MP rear camera with Phase-Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash. On the front, the phone settles for an 8MP selfie snapper with 84.6-degree wide-angle lens.
A 2970mAh battery backs the device. Concerning software, the phone runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo; it is an Android One device and is slated to get Android P update when it goes official this year. The Nokia 5.1 is launched in Sanding Copper, Temper Blue, and Black colour options and will be made available starting July 2018. The phone is priced at €189 (approx. Rs.14,795) for the 2GB RAM variant and €219 (approx. Rs. 17,143) for the 3GB RAM variant.
Nokia 3.1: Specifications, Features, Price
The Nokia 3.1 succeeds the Nokia 3. The phone features a 5.2-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1280×720 pixels HD resolution in a metal body with a diamond cut design. It is powered by a 64-bit 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor. The phone sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and an 8MP front-facing camera with 84.6-degree wide-angle lens. On the software front, the Nokia 3.1 is also an Android One device running Android 8.1 out-of-the-box, upgradable to Android P when it releases.
It will be available in two variants – 2GB RAM+16GB storage and 3GB RAM+32GB storage, priced at €139 (approx. Rs. 10,880) and €169 (approx. Rs. 13,229), respectively. It is available in Blue Copper, Black Chrome, and White Iron colour options.
Nokia 2.1: Specifications, Features, Price
The Nokia 2.1 is an upgrade over the last year’s Nokia 2 smartphone. The device is aimed at the entry-level segment with Android Go (Android 8.1 Oreo edition) at the helm of the software side of things. Android Go is optimised with apps for low-powered devices. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The phone features a 5.5-inch display with HD 1280 x 720 pixels resolution paired with 16:9 aspect ratio. Key features or enhancements over the Nokia 2 include a long-lasting 4000mAh battery and front-facing stereo for enabling surround sound effect. HMD Global claims that the Nokia 2.1 can deliver up to 2 days of battery backup on a single charge.
Regarding optics, the Nokia 2.1 sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. Unlike the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 5.1, the Nokia 2.1 does not come in a metal body; it settles for a polycarbonate body. It is launched in Blue Copper, Blue Silver, and Grey Silver colour options. Priced at $115 (approx. Rs. 7,800) and will start shipping in July 2018.
Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1: Launch in India
Currently, we have no information regarding the launch of these new Nokia smartphones in India. However, we do know that these phones will eventually land in India shortly. HMD Global has a good presence in India, and by bringing the new phones to the Indian market, it can enhance its reach under the budget segment. The company will have to tread carefully on the pricing of the new phones though as the Indian smartphone is thriving with numerous offerings in the budget segment, thanks to Xiaomi, Asus, and Huawei.