Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 budget devices announced. The highlights

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Nokia has announced the Nokia 2.1, 3.1, 5.1 in an even in Moscow, and is expected to launch very soon. The handsets are the modernized editions of Nokia 2, 3 and 5 respectively, which were released back in 2017. The previous devices, i.e. the Nokia 2, 3 and 5 were decent entry-level devices, and the updated products are not dramatically changed or game-changers, as per the configuration on the pen and paper. I will discuss the main highlights of Nokia 2.1 3.1 and 5.1. Yes, I will also discuss, whether you should go for either of the devices if you are planning to get a new handset for yourself.

Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 budget devices announced

Nokia 2.1

The Nokia 2.1 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and will be packed with 1 GB of RAM. The handset will have 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with 720×1280 pixels and will come with Android 8.1 Oreo. The device will be powered by 4,000 mAh all-day battery.

Nokia 2.1 will come with 8 GB internal storage and can be expanded up to 128 GB with an external SD card. Moving on to the camera, it has 8 MP single dual rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The price of the handset in the global market is 100 Euro, which is approximately equal to Rs. 7,990 in India.

Nokia 3.1

The Nokia 3.1 is a little better than Nokia 2.1. It will be powered by the MediaTek MT6750 and will be packed with 3 GB of RAM. Nokia 3.1 will feature a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with 720×1440 pixels. The handset will come with 32 GB internal storage along with expandable storage up to 256 GB.

The handset will come with 13 MP primary camera with 8 MP secondary camera and will come with Android 8.0 Oreo Go edition. The device is priced 150 Euro in the Indian market, which equals to almost Rs. 12,000 in Indian currency.

Nokia 5.1

The Nokia 5.1 is the best product among the three and will be powered by a MediaTek Helio P18 processor. Similar to Nokia 3.1, it will also have 32 GB internal storage, along with 256 GB expandable storage, and 3 GB of RAM. The handset will come with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. For great visibility, the handset will feature a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a whopping 1080×2160 18:9 display.

The camera of Nokia 5.1 will also be a USP. It will feature a 16 MP primary and 8 MP secondary camera. The primary camera will also be capable to record videos at 1080p at 30 fps. The device comes with a price tag of 200 Euro, which is approximately equal to Rs. 15,800 in India.

All the devices are a part of the Android One program, and Nokia guarantees Android P update on all the devices. Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 will also get the latest security patches launched by Google, which is another great announcement. This was all about Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 features, worth knowing.

I really don’t know, at what prices, the devices will be launched in India. As far as the expected prices are considered, presently there are numerous players at this price range. So I don’t think Nokia is justifying its price with the given features and hardware configuration. Though I really don’t know about the strategy Nokia will follow, to get its hold on the Indian market.

So my final verdict. If you are a Nokia fanboy, I will not stop you from purchasing either of the three. But if you are looking for performance, the products are unfortunately not for you. The Nokia 2.1 could have been a killer product if it at least came with 2 GB of RAM. The Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 could also have rocked, if they came with Snapdragon 625 and 636 respectively, with 4 GB of RAM on the 5.1. At least that could have given an improved performance.

What do you think about Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1? Surely let me know about it, in the comment section down below.


Sarbasish Basu
From B.Tech (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer to Photography and Writing blogs; he ultimately has answers to everything. Oh, and he's also quite good in rapidly building a relationship and set up the trust; his articles are proof of that...


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