Update, May 30, 2018, 15:45: In what appears to be an accidental move, Nokia India’s website listed the official pricing of its new trio devices announced earlier today. The pricing is now taken off the company’s official website, but Smartprix managed to screenshot for the leak corroboration. Below are the prices of new Nokia phones including Nokia 5.1 and two others.
- Nokia 5.1 price in India at Rs 12,499
- Nokia 3.1 price in India at Rs 9,499
- Nokia 2.1 price in India at Rs 6,999
Earlier, May 30, 2018, 11:01: In a surprising announcement, HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia has made next-generation Nokia phones official. Sporting an x.1 moniker, the new Nokia smartphones would be called Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1. Out of these trios of new devices, one is an entry-level and two are mid-range offerings. Let’s learn more about them.
Milled out of 6000-series anodized aluminum, the new Nokia 5.1 receives significant improvements mostly in terms of design, display, and performance. It now sports a Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution on a larger 5.5-inch screen. The phone is 2mm narrower than its predecessor, which makes it much sleeker.
Sporting a 16MP rear camera on its back, the new upgrade promises better photography with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and dual-tone LED support. For selfie obsessed users, it has an 8MP sensor that will offer wide-angle shots. Unfortunately, it still relies on a micro USB, instead of USB Type-C port.
Nokia has pledged that its new devices would be a part of Android One program. It means frequent software updates and less waiting for major upgrades. It will be available for purchase in two variants – 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. And of course with a support of microSD card slot for storage expansion. It will be powered by a 2970 mAh capacity battery.
The new Nokia 3.1 houses a taller screen at 5.2-inch with 720 x 1440 pixel resolution. Running on a Mediatek 6750 Octa-core processor, it accompanies a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. If you’re looking for better performance, then, there is a 3GB RAM model available with 32GB of internal storage.
The primary camera is at 13MP resolution, while it houses an 8MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens. Nokia is known for putting up the great set of color options, it’s not different this time. Thanks to its full set of sensors, Nokia claims you could enjoy most of popular AR apps like Pokemon Go.
Last year’s most popular budget smartphone with acclaimed two-day battery life has undergone a massive upgrade. The new Nokia 2.1 now sports a 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 pixel display. Running on the Android Oreo Go Edition, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. With a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, it is still one of the cheapest smartphones in the market with a 4000 mAh capacity battery. In the camera department, you’d find a same 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
These trios would be available for purchase worldwide sometime in the month of July. Nokia 5.1 price starts at $219 (Approx Rs 14,990), Nokia 3.1 price starts at $159 (Approx. Rs 10,990), and Nokia 2.1 price starts at $115 (Approx. Rs 8,000). Let us know in the comments if you’d be picking up any one of these Nokia devices when they’re released in India.