HMD Global has scheduled a launch event in India on August 21, where the Finnish company is expected to launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6 that was recently launched in China.
Now, prior to the launch event, HMD Global has launched two new smartphones in India — Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 2.1, which are also known as Nokia 5 (2018) and Nokia 2 (2018) respectively. Further, the company has also introduced a 3GB RAM variant of the Nokia 3.1, which debuted in India last month.
The Nokia 5.1 features a 5.5-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6755S SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB internal storage and features a microSD card slot.
In the camera department, there’s a 16-megapixel rear sensor with PDAF, LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for taking selfies. There is a 3000mAh battery under the hood and being an Android One phone, it runs Android Oreo operating system.
The Nokia 2.1, which is the cheapest amongst the three models, comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels, standard 16:9 aspect ratio and anti-FP coating. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM.
In terms of camera specifications, the entry-level phone bears an 8-megapixel rear sensor with autofocus and an LED flash. On the front side, it features a 5-megapixel selfie camera. There’s an 8GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB.
The Nokia 2.1 is the second smartphone from the company that’s a part of Android Go program. It is Running on Android Oreo (Go Edition) OS and is fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery that promises 2-day battery life.
The Nokia 3.1, which was launched in India last month with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, now gets another variant which packs 3GB RAM. There’s a 5.2-inch HD+ display with 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The handset is powered by MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor.
The phone’s 3GB RAM model packs 32GB internal storage and support microSD card slot for expanding storage capacity. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, and an LED flash. On the front side, it bears an 8-megapixel fixed focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 84.6-degree field-of-view.
The device is powered by a 2,990mAh battery. Just like the other two models, this one also runs on Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. HMD Global has also promised that all three models will receive Android Pie by the end of this year.
In India, all three smartphones — Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 will be available for purchase from August 12 through Paytm Mall and Nokia’s own website as well as through leading mobile stores across the nation.