Bhubaneswar: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones on Friday announced the launch of Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1(3GB RAM/32GB storage) and Nokia 2.1 in India.
HMD Global has been actively launching devices in India to rebuild its lost persona in the country. Now, following a series of launches earlier in India – including Nokia 6.1, 7, and 8 Sirocco, the Finnish company has brought a bunch of new devices to India.
Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1 will be available from 12th August onwards across top mobile retailers. Besides, the smartphones will also be sold online on Nokia’s official website Nokia.com/phones and on Paytm Mall online store.
Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head, India, HMD Global, said: “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.”
Anne Laurenson, Director, Android Partnerships at Google, says: ”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.”
Nokia 2.1 (Android Oreo Go Edition) will be available at a recommended best buy price of Rs 6,999.
The noticeable upgrades in the 2018 models include refreshed displays and slight upgrades in terms of hardware. The Nokia 2.1, to begin with, now has a larger 5.5-inch display, although with the same HD resolution. The smartphone is now part of the Android Go club and runs Android Oreo Go. It is powered by 1GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 425 chipset up from Snapdragon 212 in the previous generation.
The smartphone features an 8MP camera on the back with a 5MP selfie camera on the front. It gets 8GB onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128GB. Lastly, There’s a 4,100mAh battery that should easily serve for more than a day or two.
Nokia 3.1 will be available at a recommended best buy price of INR 11,999.
Along with the two devices which are new to India, HMD has also launched a 3GB RAM variant of Nokia 3 (2018). The device was recently launched in India with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. Besides higher memory, the Nokia 3.1 also get increased storage with 32GB of space.
All of the remaining specifications, such as the processor, the cameras, and the battery remain the same as the previously launched variant.
Nokia 5.1 will be available at a recommended best buy price of INR 14,499.
Nokia 5.1 appears to be facelifted to fall in line with other 2018 smartphones. The screen is now bigger and has rounded corners while the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back. The smartphone uses a MediaTek Helio P18 chip with 3GB of RAM.
There 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB. For photography, there’s a 16MP shooter on the back along with an 8MP one for selfies. The device is powered by a 2,970mAh battery.