HMD Global launches affordable Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 with updated design and hardware

first_imgAt an event in Moscow on Tuesday, HMD Global made a few announcements regarding its Nokia product lineup. The company began by talking about the importance of Russia as a market for Nokia, and soon announced some refreshed versions of last year’s affordable Nokia smartphones to expand its product portfolio further this year. The company has launched updated versions of the Nokia 2, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, simply called Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1, respectively. Notably, the former is an Android Go handset while the latter two are Android One phones with updated design language and hardware.Update: HMD Global has listed the three new Nokia phones on Nokia’s India page and also briefly listed their prices as well before taking it down. As per the listing, the Nokia 2.1 will be priced at Rs 6,999, while the Nokia 3.1 will start at Rs 9,498 and the Nokia 5.1 will cost Rs 12,499. These prices are similar to last year’s models, but we can only know for sure once the phones come to India.The Nokia 2 (2018) or Nokia 2.1 comes with a 5.5-inch HD screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and offers dual front-firing speakers. The company brings a similar dual tone design like the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus. This means the plastic body will be highlighted with accents that will come in either Copper or Silver. HMD announced three colour variants – Blue Copper, Blue Silver and Grey Silver. It is powered by a Snapdragon 425 chipset and is optimised to consume 10 per cent less power than its predecessor. This is paired with 1GB of RAM and will be offered with 8GB of internal storage, expandable up 128GB via microSD card.advertisementThe new Nokia 2 carries forward the 2-day battery life promise of its predecessor as it houses a massive 4,000mAh battery. It sports an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and a 5MP selfie snapper. Like the Nokia 1 that was launched earlier this year, the new Nokia 2 runs Android Oreo (Go edition), which is a version of Android Oreo that is designed and optimised for entry-level handsets that run 1GB of RAM or lower. The phone will be available in July at $115 (approx Rs 7,800) Nokia 3.1The Nokia 3 (2018) or Nokia 3.1 is a refreshed version of last year’s Nokia 3 which brings a compact form factor along with an updated design language. It brings the dual anodized diamond cut design that has been seen on high-end Nokia phones. It bears a 5.2-inch HD screen with an 18:9 display and is powered by a MediaTek 6750N chipset, delivering 50 per cent more power than before. This will be offered in a choice of 2GB and 3GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB.As for the cameras, the Nokia 3.1 sports a 13MP rear sensor with LED flash and a feature called automatic scene detection. Up front, you get an 8MP selfie shooter with a wide-angle lens. The phone houses a 2,990mAh battery and supports a microUSB port. The Nokia 3.1 will be available in three colour variant. Blue Copper, Black Chrome and White Iron and has already started shipping priced at 139 Euros (approx Rs 10,800). Nokia 2.1Moving over to the Nokia 5 (2018) or Nokia 5.1, which builds upon last year’s Nokia 5. The phone is crafted out a single block of Series 6000 aluminium with rounded corners around the back for a comfortable in-hand feel. It sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 display and 443 ppi pixel density. HMD says the new Nokia 5 offers 40 per cent smoother performance with a 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek 6755S chipset which is paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, respectively with microSD card support.The new Nokia 5 sports a 16MP rear camera with phase detection auto-focus and a 8MP front camera with a wide-angle lens. It will be offered in three colours – Copper, Blue and Black. Like the Nokia 2.1, the Nokia 5.1 will be available in July at 189 Euros (approx Rs 14,800). Both the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 phones are part of the Android One program which means pure, stock Android Oreo with timely Android security updates and a guarantee of Android P and Q in the future.last_img