HMD has been teasing new stuff the past few months. We already told you why you should consider a Nokia phone. We believe Nokia is going to put to good use the $100M funding it received to make more Nokia smartphones. The recently announced Nokia X6 is just one of the many devices the brand will be releasing this 2018 and this week, HMD is introducing three more: the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and the Nokia 2.1. These phones are next-generation models of the Nokia 5, 3, and Nokia 2 phones released last year.
The latest Nokia phones are a great proof HMD Global is doing many things right. The portfolio is strengthened with the announcement of these new Nokia phones that already offer support for the Google Assistant, Android One, and Android Go.
HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas is feeling positive about the response of the market to the new Nokia phones. We don’t have the numbers yet but people are still buying Nokia for many reasons. There’s possibly the prices, design, build, quality, and for some, novelty. Each Nokia model we’ve seen so far boasts a premium design you won’t think it doesn’t cost much.
Most of the Nokia phones are within the midrange category. Sarvikas is proud to say, “With this range, we deliver larger screens, enhanced performance across our range with processor upgrades offering up to 50% higher performance while maintaining the perfect balance with power consumption and stunning designs – all in a segment where consumers often need to compromise.”
The premium smartphone experience delivered by Nokia is made possible even without a premium. Let’s take a look at the new Nokia phones.
The Nokia 2.1 can be your best choice if you are looking for a new phone with longer battery life as made possible by the 4000mAh battery. It comes equipped with a 5.5-inch HD display, dual front-facing stereo speakers, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 8MP main camera with autofocus, and a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone is very basic but the large-capacity battery will help sell it especially since it only costs $115. The phone will be available this July in Grey/Silver, Blue/Silver, and Blue/Copper.
The Nokia 3.1 still comes with a nice design and offers great performance from a budget-friendly device. Features of the phone include a 5.2-inch HD+ display with 2.5D curve Corning Gorilla Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio, octa-core MediaTek 6750 chipset, 13MP rear camera with autofocus, a bunch of sensors for AR experience, NFC, and CNC’d aluminium sides. Some of these are premium specs you can only find in more expensive models. The retail price of the Nokia 3.1 is around $160 (Euro 139) when it’s released this June in three color options (White/Iron, Black/Chrome, Blue/Copper) and two RAM and storage options (2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB).
The Nokia 5.1 is the most expensive among the three new phones. It still features the classic yet stylish Nokia 5 design. You know its build is of premium quality because the phone is made from one block of 6000 series aluminium and then refined through a 33-stage process that includes machining, anodizing, and polishing as described. The phone’s display is slightly bigger by 0.3-inch. The body is narrower by 2mm.
The Nokia 5.1 features the following: a 5.5-inch Full HD+ screen, 18:9 aspect ratio, 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core chipset, 16MP main camera with phase detection auto-focus, wide-angle selfie camera, rear fingerprint sensor, and NFC for Google Pay. Color options are as follows: Black, Tempered Blue, and Copper. You can avail of the Nokia 5.1 in either 2GB RAM with 16GB or 3GB RAM with 32GB storage. The device will be out on the market come July for about $218 (Euro 189).
SOURCE: HMD Global