Nokia outs three more affordable Android phones with 'P' pledge

Nokia 5.1

Nokia 5.1

At MWC in February, Nokia announced a series of smartphones that range from Android Go to midrange and flagship Android One devices. According to the listing on the website, the entry-level Nokia 2.1 is priced in India at Rs. 6,999, Nokia 3.1 price in India is listed as Rs. 9,499, and the Nokia 5.1 price in India is Rs. 12,499. While Nokia 6 received a successor at MWC this year, the Finnish company has now released successor for other models as well. Initial pricing revealed a starting price of 99 Euros, 139 Euros and 189 Euros for the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 respectively but clearly, we expected some minor changes since these things fluctuate depending on the market being sold to. It is priced at $115. Interestingly, HMD Global is bringing full screen displays and updated processor to the new Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 smartphones.

The Nokia 3.1 price seemingly wasn't displayed, but it will nearly certainly be between the 5.1 and 2.1's prices. All the three phones are budget-oriented devices.

The Nokia 2.1 will come in three metallic colours: Blue and Copper, Blue and Silver and Grey and Silver. The phone's display is slightly bigger by 0.3-inch. Depending on the model, you either get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

HMD said that dual and single SIM variants will be available for each phone, depending on the region. Up front is an 8-megapixel wide-angle, while on the rear is a 16-megapixel shooter.

The fingerprint sensor has been moved from the bottom front to the rear to make space for the larger screen. The back may be polycarbonate, but the 2.5D curved gorilla glass on the front gives this a look beyond its price tag. The phone will be available this July in Grey/Silver, Blue/Silver, and Blue/Copper.

As always, HMD Global released different colour options of the Nokia 3.1. The Nokia 5.1 is also the only smartphone of the trio to use an all-metal build. The chipset works in tandem with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

On a related note, HMD Global Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas at today's Nokia launch event also announced that the Nokia 8 will be getting a Pro Camera mode in an update that arrives by the end of this week.

There's a larger 5.5-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 720p resolution. The low processing power means this phone comes with the lighter Android Oreo Go.

Nokia 2.1 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. The phone also features a 3000mAh battery which provides it with up to 19 hours of talk time, 9.4 hours of full HD video playback, and 24.5 days standby time.

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