As promised, HMD Global Oy released the new line of Android One series phones—Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 (3GB RAM) and Nokia 2.1 in India on 12 August.
The new Nokia 5.1, as the name suggests, is the top-end model among the three. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio with rounded edges. Inside, it houses 2.0GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 16MP primary camera, an 8MP selfies snapper and a 3,000mAh, which is said to offer a maximum of 52.7 hours music playback, up to 19 hours of talk time and more.
The Nokia 3.1 comes with a smaller 5.2-inch HD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, 1.5GHz MediaTek octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 13MP rear side camera, 8MP front shooter and a 2,900mAh, which is enough to keep the phone running for a whole day under mixed usage. It can be noted that the company has already released low-end model of the Nokia 3.1( 2GB RAM+16GB storage) for Rs 10,499.
On the other hand, Nokia 2.1 is the most affordable phone. It features a 5.5-inch HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, an 8MP primary snapper, 5MP front camera and a massive 4,000mAh battery, which is enough to run the phone for one and half days under mixed usage.
Like the previous iterations, the new Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 are Google's Android One-affiliated devices and come with pure Android Oreo software. They are also confirmed to get the upcoming Android 9.0 Pie later this year and Android Q in 2019.
Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 price and launch offers:
Prospective consumers can buy the new Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 (3GB RAM+ 32GB storage) and Nokia 2.1 for Rs 14,999, Rs 11,999 and Rs, 6,999, respectively.
As part of the promotional launch offer, Nokia in collaboration with bank partners and retail chains is offering lucrative discounts.
- Consumers buying any of these products from a retail outlet by scanning the Paytm Mall QR code are entitled to get 10 percent cash back on recharges and bill payments on Paytm.
- Consumers using ICICI Bank Credit or Debit Card can claim 5 percent cash back on buying a Nokia 3.1 or Nokia 5.1.
- Idea and Vodafone subscribers will get two exciting offers. On a recharge of Rs 149 pack, they can claim 1GB data/day, unlimited calls and 100 SMS/day for 28 days; additionally, consumers upgrading from 2G or 3G phone to the new Nokia 3.1 will get 1GB data/day for 28 days. On a recharge of INR 595, consumers will get unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 18GB data for 6 months.
When will Nokia X6 debut in India?
The company has confirmed to host a product launch event in New Delhi later this month on 21 August and we believe HMD Global will announce the Nokia X6 global variant, but under a different moniker: Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One similar to Hong Kong and Taiwan markets.
For those unaware, Nokia X6 aka Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch full HD+ screen with a notch on the top, which houses a 16MP front camera with facial recognition feature. On the back, it comes with metallic shell, vertically aligned dual-camera and fingerprint sensor below it.
Under the hood, it comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core CPU, 4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, a 3060mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Bluetooth v5.0 and other standard connectivity features.
The Nokia X6 also houses feature-rich Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered dual 16MP+5MP camera with dual-tone LED flash and is capable of recognizing the type of the scene. It is capable of detecting 13 different possible scenarios such as pets, flowers, human face, landscape, snowy conditions, night, food and more.
For instance, if you are pointing the camera to a garden, the camera will intuitively know you are taking a picture of a flower and adjusts the focus and other settings to get the best possible image. Or if you are taking the photo outdoors, it will automatically set the camera mode to landscape and cover a wider area in the single frame.
The front-camera too boasts AI-selfie with background blur feature and funny stickers for face to share it on social media channels.
Key specifications of Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1:
|Models||Nokia 5.1||Nokia 3.1||Nokia 2.1|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD + (2160x1080p) with 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3||5.2-inch HD+ (1440x720p) with 18:9 aspect ratio, Glass cover with anti-FP (fingerprint smudge) coating||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) with 16:9 aspect ratio, Glass cover with anti-FP (fingerprint smudge) coating|
|OS||Android Oreo (guaranteed to get Android P)||Android Oreo(guaranteed to get Android P)||Android Oreo(guaranteed to get Android P)|
|Processor||2.0GHz MediaTek MT6755S octa-core||1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU|
|RAM||2GB/3GB LPDDR3||2GB/3GB LPDDR3||1GB LPDDR3|
|Storage||16GB/32GB eMMC 5.1 + expandable up to 128GB via microSD card||16GB/32GB eMMC 5.1 + expandable up to 128GB via microSD card||8GB + expandable up to 128GB via microSD card|
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat. 4)||4G-LTE (Cat. 4)||4G-LTE (Cat. 4)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (depends on region), Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 1/b/g/n), A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, single speaker, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer||Dual-SIM slots (depends on region), Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 1/b/g/n), A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, single speaker, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer||Dual-SIM slots (depends on region), Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 1/b/g/n), A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, dual speakers, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Dimensions||151.1 x 70.73 x 8.27 mm||146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7mm||153.7 x 77.7 x 9.35 mm|
|Weight||Not available||138.3g||Not available|
|Colours||Copper, Tempered Blue, Black||Copper, Tempered Blue, Black||Blue / Copper, Blue / Silver, Grey / Silver|