New Nokia budget phones incoming, the Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 are now official
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HMD Global has launched the new Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 at an event in Russia. The Nokia 2.1 and 3.1 are Android One-based targeting the entry-level smartphone market. Of these, HMD says that its 3 series has been its most popular franchise globally. The new Nokia 5.1 is the more upmarket model, but is still competitively priced and offers features found in more expensive mid-range models.
The Nokia 2.1 offers 2-day battery life thanks to a large 4,000mAh battery and comes with a new 5.5-inch display that is 20 percent larger than the original. It incorporates dual-front facing speakers and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC. The Nokia 3.1 is a mix of polycarbonate and CNC'd alumimum sides. It's 5.2-inch 18:9 display is targeted at those who prefer more compact devices that can be operated one-handed. It is powered by a MediaTek 6750 octa-core and features an upgraded 13MP camera with auto focus. It will come in 2GB/16GB and 4GB/32GB variants.
The new Nokia 5.1 is machined from a single block of 6000 series aluminum that is 2mm narrower than previously, but integrates a 0.3-inch larger 5.5-inch 18:9 1080p display. Its new 2.0GHz MediaTek P18 octa-core processor that is 40 percent faster. Its fingerprint sensor has been moved from the front to the rear of the device while its camera has been upgraded with a 16MP sensor incorporating phase detection auto focus. It also supports Google Pay via NFC. It will be available in 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB variants.
The Nokia 2.1 will be available in July for a global average retail price of US$115 while the Nokia 3.1 will be available this June for a global average retail price of US$161. The Nokia 5.1 will be available from July for a global average selling price of US$220. Each device ships with Android Oreo, but is ready for Android P.