HMD Global has launched three new Nokia 2018 mid-range phones, called the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1. The phones are successors to the 2017 versions of the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and Nokia 5.
The Nokia 2.1 sticks to the 16:9 aspect ratio for its 5.5-inch 720p HD display, which has a nano coating to protect against smudges and fingerprints. The device runs on Android Oreo Go Edition with Google Assistant Go edition, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chipset with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage with support for up to 128GB of expandable memory through microSD.
The phone adorns an 8 megapixel camera on the rear with an LED Flash, and supports autofocus. The selfie lens is a 5 megapixel snapper. The device is backed by a massive 4,000 mAh battery which charges over micro USB. The Nokia 2.1 supports 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou. The phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual speakers, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor.
The Nokia 2.1 will be available in Blue & Copper, Blue & Silver, and Grey & Silver colours.
Moving to the Nokia 3.1, this is an Android One device, which means it runs on stock Android 8.0 Oreo. The device flaunts a 5.2-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek Mt6750N processor with 2GB/3GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The device has a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB of expandable memory.
The photography sensors on the Nokia 3.1 comprise of a 13 megapixels lens with an f/2.0 aperture, LED Flash and supports autofocus. The front camera also has an f/2.0 aperture for the 8 megapixels 84.6° wide-angle selfie lens.
The phone has a 2,990 mAh battery packed in to the device, a micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, A-GPS,GLONASS, Beidou. The Nokia 3.1 has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer and a gyroscope. The Nokia 3.1 will be available in Blue & Copper, Black & Chrome, and White & Iron colours.
The Nokia 5.1 also an Android One device, runs on stock Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone is kind of the premium option out of the three devices, because it sports an 18:9 aspect ratio display which is a 5.5-inch FullHD+ (2160 x 1080p pixels) IPS LCD screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The phone is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6755S processor with 2GB/3GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB of expandable storage.
The Nokia 5.1’s photography department features a 16 megapixels lens which supports Phase Detect Auto Focus, and an LED Flash. The selefie lens is an 8 MP front camera with fixed focus.
The phone is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery which can be charged using micro USB port. The phone has an Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, G-sensor. Nokia has skimmed on the audio with a single speaker and also in the connectivity options which includes Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, A-GPS,GLONASS, Beidou. The Nokia 5.1 will be available in Copper, Tempered Blue, and Black colours
The Nokia 2018 mid-range phones don’t have an official price tag for India just yet. But converting them to our currency gives us a rough idea.
The Nokia 2.1 has been priced at $115, which is approximately Rs. 8,000. The Nokia 3.1 priced is 139 Euros, which is about Rs. 11,000. The price of the Nokia 5.1 is 189 Euros, which is nearly Rs. 15,000.
Regarding the availability of the the Nokia 2018 mid-range phones, the only word is that the Nokia 2.1 will be sold starting from July, the Nokia 3.1 in June, and the Nokia 5.1 in July.