Nokia updates their portfolio with Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1

Earlier this year, HMD Global, the company now behind the Nokia brand released a refresh of their midrange device, Nokia 6. The rest of the devices in the family are now getting the same treatment. The Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and the Nokia 5.1 slot in at the same price points as their predecessors, offering key updates that make them competitive in the latter half of 2018.

The most notable change in these 2018 devices is the adoption of the 18:9 aspect ratio. Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 are making the switch to the 18:9 form factor, to look like their bigger brother, Nokia 7 Plus. The 3.1 sticks to a Mediatek chip like its predecessor. MediaTek SoC’s also make their way to the Nokia 5.1.

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All the devices run on AndroidOne so HMD’s commitment to timely updates still stands. The Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 are based on Android One and will receive two platform updates as well as three years’ worth of security patches. The Nokia 2.1 steps down to Android Go, spotting lightweight versions of Google’s apps.

Specs

Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1: Specs

Category Nokia 2.1 Nokia 3.1 Nokia 5.1
Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Display 5.5-inch 16:9 720p (1280×720)
Oleophobic coating
5.2-inch 18:9 HD+ (1440×720)
Oleophobic coating
Gorilla Glass
5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160×1080)
Gorilla Glass
Chipset Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
4×1.40GHz Cortex A53
Octa-core MediaTek MT6750
8×1.50GHz Cortex A3
Octa-core MediaTek Helio P18
Up to 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 308 Mali-T860 MP2 Mali T720 MP3
RAM 1GB 2GB/3GB 2GB/3GB
Storage 8GB 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB
MicroSD slot Yes Yes Yes
Rear camera 8MP 13MP 16MP
Front camera 5MP 8MP 8MP
Battery 4000mAh 2990mAh 2970mAh
Charging MicroUSB 2.0 MicroUSB 2.0 MicroUSB 2.0
Security Passcode Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
OTG, 3.5mm jack
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
OTG, 3.5mm jack
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
FM radio, 3.5mm jack
Dimensions 153.6 x 77.6 x 9.67mm
174g
146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7mm
138.3g
151.1 x 70.73 x 8.27mm
Colors Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, White/Iron Copper, Tempered Blue, Black

Pricing and Availability

Nokia’s Indian website did display pricing information for these phones but took it down moments later. Maybe they did so because the prices are meant to be different? We don’t know. The pricing for all three phones are as follows:

  • Nokia 5.1 – Rs. 12,499
  • Nokia 3.1 – Rs. 9,499
  • Nokia 2.1 – Rs. 6,999

Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 2.1 will be available from July 2018 while Nokia 3.1 will be available from June 2018 .