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.
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.
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)|
|5.2-inch 18:9 HD+ (1440×720)|
|5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160×1080)|
|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|
|Charging||MicroUSB 2.0||MicroUSB 2.0||MicroUSB 2.0|
|Security||Passcode||Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint sensor|
OTG, 3.5mm jack
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|
|146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7mm|
|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 .