The Nokia 5.1 launch just took place at an event in Moscow, with the phone arriving beside the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 3.1 models. All 3 are refreshed versions of its predecessors, boasting of better specs and slightly tweaked designs.
Starting with the Nokia 2.1, the cheapest member of the trio comes with a $115 (roughly Rs 7757) price tag. The smartphone sticks to the same 16:9 aspect ratio as before, but has a bigger 5.5-inch 720p screen. Stereo speakers flank the display, a neat feature for an entry-level handset.
There’s a Snapdragon 425 processor inside. The SoC allows the Nokia 2.1 to be 50% faster than its previous variant. Storage and RAM stay the same at 8GB and 1GB, respectively. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) to make sure the device doesn’t lag.
The Nokia 2.1 has the same big 4000mAh battery as before, allowing it to last for 2 days at a stretch. It’s been molded out of polycarbonate and features 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras. It’ll hit markets all over the world in July.
Next we have the Nokia 3.1, the middle-of-the-road option in between the others. The screen is now taller with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s contained within a 5.2-inch HD+ Gorilla Glass panel. It has a polycarbonate back paired with an aluminum metal chassis.
The primary lens at the back has gotten promoted to a 13MP resolution. The 8MP selfie shooter remains the same. A MediaTek 6750 chip beats at the Nokia handset’s heart, working alongside 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of ROM.
The Nokia 3.1 notably runs on Android One, meaning users will get at least 2 years of OS updates. All this will cost interested buyers $159 (approx Rs 10725). They can look out for the smartphone starting from June in shops worldwide.
Nokia 5.1 Launch Price and Specs
Finally, the Nokia 5.1 has gotten upgraded with a 5.5-inch FHD+ 18:9 display. It too runs on Android One and sports Gorilla Glass for safety against minor drops. It’s the only phone in the trio to have an all-metal 6000-series anodized aluminum body.
HMD Global says the MediaTek MT6755S processor inside the handset has contributed to a 40% boost in speed. A new 16MP sensor occupies its rear surface, bundled with PDAF and dual-tone flash. The 8MP selfie snapper comes with an 84.6-degree lens to fit more people into a shot.
Specifications of the Nokia 5.1 at a glance:
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One
– Display: 5.5-inch 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels
– CPU: 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6755S
– Camera: 16MP rear, 8MP front
– Storage: 16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 2GB/3GB
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Size: 151.1 x 70.73 x 8.27mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS
Various Nokia 5.1 launch events will happen globally starting from July. Rates begin at $219 (around Rs 14772). Each device has already gotten listed on the brand’s India site, so it’s only a matter of time before they hit the country.