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Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 are announced: the purest of Android at an affordable price

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Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 are announced: the purest of Android at an affordable price
Pictured above, the Nokia 5.1 is the top new smartphone among the trio

HMD Global today expanded its portfolio of Nokia Android smartphones with three new models – the Nokia5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1. Continuing the tradition of HMD’s previous efforts in the Android world, the new phones offer a pure, up-to-date Android experience with Android One and Android Go, and at an affordable price!

Nokia 5.1


The Nokia 5.1 carries the biggest punch of the trio. It comes with a trendy, 5.5-inch, 18:9 full HD display that’s coated with Gorilla Glass to protect it from scratches, and an oleophobic layer on top of that to fend off fingerprints. Inside, there’s a 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor, paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, depending on the version you choose. HMD says this setup is capable of delivering 40% better performance than the previous generation, so Nokia 5 users looking for an upgrade that doesn’t break the bank will appreciate the boost in performance.


The Nokia 5.1 comes in versions with 16GB and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via the MicroSD card slot that takes cards of up to 128GB in capacity. At the heart of the phone, there’s 2990 mAh battery, though there’s no word on battery life yet.

Around its sleek back, the Nokia 5.1 features a single, 16MP camera with phase detection auto-focus and a dual-tone LED flash. Up front, there’s an 8MP selfie camera for those trendy bothies that the brand is so keen on.

The new Nokia 5.1 will come in three colors: Copper, Tempered Blue and Black (the latter of which will be available a few weeks after launch); two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting July 2018 at a global average retail price of €189 ($218).

Nokia 3.1



Nokia 3 has been the most successful model in the Android line-up of Nokia smartphones. Building on top of that foundation comes the new Nokia 3.1. HMD says the phone was designed with single-hand use in mind, and is the company’s most affordable smartphone with an 18:9 screen. It’s a 5.2-inch HD+ display protected by Gorilla glass with an oleophobic coating on top, to keep those pesky fingerprints away.

As far as hardware goes, the Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, providing a 50% boost in performance over its predecessor. The Nokia 3.1 comes in two versions – with 2GB RAM/16GB storage and with 3GB RAM/32GB storage. Of course, internal memory can be expanded with MicroSD cards of up to 128GB.

The new Nokia 3.1 will come in three dual-tone color versions: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, and White/Iron; two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting June 2018 at a global average retail price of €139 ($160).

Nokia 2.1



The Nokia 2.1 is a bit more modest than the other two new offerings, but it promises a 2-day battery life, just like its predecessor! Equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery that charges faster than before, the Nokia 2.1 is made to satisfy your media-consuming needs on the go for prolonged periods.

The Nokia 2.1 runs a Snapdragon 425 CPU, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Of course, the latter can be expanded up to 128GB via the MicroSD card slot.

The new Nokia 2.1 will come in three dual-tone color versions: Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver and Grey/Silver and will be available starting July 2018 at a global average retail price of $115.


Rapid renewal of smartphone portfolio brings next generation Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 to fans 

Three new Nokia smartphones running Android OreoTM further build on hallmark design and deliver quality you can rely on

Moscow, Russia, 29 May 2018 - HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has continued to rapidly renew its portfolio of Nokia Android smartphones by today announcing Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1. Offering access to the latest Google services, such as the Google Assistant, the trio of smartphones continues to deliver a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience with Android One and Android Go, combined with the premium craftsmanship and design expected from a Nokia smartphone and the performance to match.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, says: ͞We are encouraged by the response that we are getting to our products. Our consumers tell us they love their Nokia smartphones on Android. It is our constant endeavour to enhance the experience to better suit the everyday needs of our fans. Every single detail on a Nokia smartphone has been designed with consumers in mind, which is why we are delighted to introduce these refined smartphones that deliver a dramatic step up on performance, continue to drive the most premium design elements to price points accessible to everyone and deliver the class-leading quality that you expect from us.

“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. With our renewed portfolio, you can now enjoy a premium smartphone experience without paying a premium on the price. Each phone radiates effortless style with meticulous attention to detail and no matter your budget, you will be able to find a Nokia smartphone that is right for you.”

Nokia 5.1: A timeless classic refined
Continuing with the classic design of the previous generation, the new Nokia 5.1 is understated, compact and effortlessly stylish. It gets its structural integrity from a single block of 6000 series aluminium, refined through a rigorous 33 stage process of machining, anodising and polishing to give an exquisite satin finish and feel in the hand. The new Nokia 5.1 packs a 0.3-inch bigger display in a 2mm narrower body and precise attention to the finest details like harmonising the rounded edges on the screen bezel with the corners of the phone to offer a compact, pocketable experience. Nokia 5.1 comes with a higher resolution 5.5-inch Full HD+ display in 18:9 aspect ratio, making watching your favourite content – be it browsing the web, watching your favourite shows, sharing funny memes or gaming - a delightful experience.

Powered by a 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor, Nokia 5.1 delivers a smoother all-round performance that is 40% faster and more powerful than the previous generation so you can create, edit and multitask effortlessly. You can capture more detail of what matters in your life with its upgraded 16MP rear camera with phase detection auto-focus and wide-angle front camera. Nokia 5.1’s fingerprint sensor has been relocated to the back of the phone so you can unlock it with your index finger or leave your wallet at home as you pay securely and easily with NFC through Google Pay1.

The new Nokia 5.1 will come in three classic colours: Copper, Tempered Blue and Black (available a few weeks later); two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16Gb, 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting July 2018 at a global average retail price of Euro 189.

Nokia 3.1: The perfect harmony of materials and performance
Nokia 3 has been the most successful model in the line-up of Nokia smartphones and our biggest franchise to date. The new Nokia 3.1 now forges a rich connection between materials with a stunning design and delivers the performance to match, making it more attractive than ever before. The beautifully curved screen melts into the slim CNC’d aluminium sides with a dual diamond cut to deliver a perfect harmony of materials. Just the right size for single hand use, our most affordable 18:9 smartphone with 5.2-inch HD+ display gives you more content at one glance, while the 2.5D curved display is protected by damage resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass to keep it beautiful for longer.

The Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, giving you twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation so your phone can keep up with you. Featuring an upgraded 13MP main camera with auto focus, Nokia 3.1 captures the memories that you’ll want to relive over and over. Thanks to its full set of sensors usually only found on premium phones, the Nokia 3.1 lets you make the most out of popular AR apps like Pokémon Go, pay securely and easily with NFC on Google Pay1 and capture the whole scene with panoramic imaging.

The new Nokia 3.1 will come in three colours: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron; two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16Gb, 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting June 2018 at a global average retail price of Euro 139.

Nokia 2.1: The 2-day battery life smartphone gets even better
Serving long-lasting entertainment needs for consumers who are always on the go, Nokia 2.1 comes with a 2-day battery life, a large 5.5-inch HD screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers. The Nokia 2.1’s huge 4,000mAh battery now charges even faster so you can get back up and running even more quickly than before. With its HD display almost 20% bigger than the original, you can enjoy high-definition videos on the go while the dual speakers with bespoke 3D formed stainless steel detail gives you an amazing stereo sound.

Offering the quality and style you expect from a Nokia phone, Nokia 2.1’s Nordic design and metallic accents guarantee that you will stand out from the crowd. Its sleek, rounded and ergonomically designed, inherently coloured polycarbonate back keeps your phone safe, vibrant and robust against scratches. The upgraded Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 425, 64-bit Mobile Platform gives fans the 50% faster and smoother performance they asked for with fast switching between apps. You can capture the action wherever you are with the Nokia 2.1’s 5MP front-facing and 8MP rear camera with auto focus.

The new Nokia 2.1 will come in three metallic colours: Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver and Grey/Silver and will be available starting July 2018 at a global average retail price of USD 115.

Pure, secure and up-to-date Android experiences across the range
Together with Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6.1, Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 also join the Android One family, delivering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer more storage and battery life out of the box, as well as the latest AI-powered innovations from Google to help you stay ahead of the game every day. Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme. This puts them among the most secure phones out there, always up to date with the latest Google services like the Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage. Meanwhile, Nokia 2.1 comes with Android Oreo™ (Go edition), designed for smartphones with 1GB RAM or less, giving you a smooth Android experience, more storage out of the box and consuming less data. All three phones are ready for Android P.

Anne Laurenson, Director, Android Partnerships at Google, says: ''People all over the world look for smartphones that fit their needs and Android’s mission has always been to bring the power of computing to everyone. Part of that is ensuring a great experience across the broadest range of devices. It's great to see HMD Global taking a leading role in that mission by launching the Nokia 2.1 running on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), as well as having two phones joining the Android One family. We have worked closely to combine Google’s latest software innovations with HMD Global’s expertise in quality hardware, so the Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 can bring the smart, secure, and simply amazing Android One experience to everyone."

Availability
Nokia 5.1 will be available from July 2018 for a global average retail price of Euro 189.
Nokia 3.1 will be available from June 2018 for a global average retail price of Euro 139.
Nokia 2.1 will be available from July 2018 for a global average retail price of USD 115.

source: HMD Global

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