Nokia and HMD Global have announced an update to a ton of their phones, bringing them more in line with the competition in 2018. As a very interesting naming scheme, each device is running with an x.1 moniker, too.
We have the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1 occupying different slots in the market all with marked improvements, and there’s some Android One goodness here, too.
The Nokia 2.1 is sporting a Snapdragon 425 CPU with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with a whopping 4,000mAh battery. It’s running An
droid 8.1 Oreo, but more specifically, the Android Go variant. So while the lesser RAM and other specs might make you hesitate, don’t forget that the device is made to take advantage of lighter hardware.
Stepping up we’ve got the Nokia 3.1 which ditches Android Go in favor of Android One, but gets improvements in some important areas. Nokia is making the shift to an 18:9 aspect ratio here, so you’ll get more screen real estate in a similar sized chassis. There’s a MediaTek CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, promising better performance without any heavy software overlays.
You’ll get an option of either 2 or 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, and a fingerprint scanner.
Last on the list is the Nokia 5.1, the highest end phone of the group. The 5.1 will get a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a satin finish for a classy look without the painful price tag.
It’s also using a wide aspect ratio to fit a 5.5-inch screen that’s slightly larger than last year’s model, and also like the Nokia 3.1, you’ll get an improved MediaTek processor with much improved performance. There’s a 2/16GB and 3/32GB choice, too.
The Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 2.1 are going on sale in July, while the Nokia 3.1 will become available in June. Keep your eyes peeled.