HMD Global, the current owner of the Nokia brand has released a trio of smartphones in the entry level and budget segments.
These phones are the Nokia 5.1, the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 2.1. The brief outline of the specs and features of these phones is as below.
Nokia 5.1: With an all-metal body and a 5.5inch Full HD+ display, sporting a screen resolution of 1080x2160pixels, the smartphone comes with a full-screen display and an aspect ratio of 18:9. An octa-core MediaTek Helio P18 processor, that is expected to deliver 40% more performance than the predecessor phone will be the engine under the hood. HMD has tweaked the other specifications also to accommodate the change in the display to full-screen and the fingerprint sensor has been shifted to the rear panel, while the physical buttons have changed to on-screen ones. The camera section has a 16MP rear sensor and an 8MP front one. The battery power is 2970mAh.
The Nokia 5.1 is being projected to be released in two RAM/Storage variants; 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. A microSD slot will be in attendance to enhance the storage capacity.
Nokia 3.1: Here again, HMD has brought about a few improvements over its predecessor the Nokia 3, which was very successful in its own way. The display is 5.2inches and the IPS type LCD display sees a screen resolution of 720x1440pixels. The processor is a slightly lower octa-core MediaTek MT 6750 and the RAM/internal storage combinations will be the same 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB, as in the case of the Nokia 5.1. The camera combination is 13MP and 8MP in the rear and the front respectively.
The operating system in these two phones, Nokia 5.1 and 3.1, would be the Android One edition of the latest OS Oreo.
Nokia 2.1: This is the entry level smartphone with the Go edition of Android 8, but the screen size of 5.5inches and the HD display with screen resolution reading 720x1280pixels, and an aspect ratio of 16:9 ensures, it is not such a low-end device for the user. The RAM and storage could be an issue with two variants, 1GB+8GB and 2GB+16GB; however, with the Go edition of the OS, possibly this can be managed. Plus, the microSD slot will come to the rescue when stuck with storage issue. The processor is also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, but with substantial addition to the number of cores, the actual performance of the device may not be found wanting. The battery is quite powerful at 4000mAh and 8MP and 5MP are the cameras fitted on the Nokia 2.1.
All the three phones are likely to be sold from July and as for pricing, there is no indication yet on them as far as the Indian market is concerned. The international prices of the Nokia 5.1 and 3.1 are expected to be $200 and $150 approximately, respectively. There is no information yet on the price of the entry level Nokia 2.1.