Nokia seems to be done with its refresh cycle for its previously launched Android smartphones. Just recently, the Finnish smartphone maker launched the new Nokia 6 (2018) or the Nokia 6.1 at MWC 2018, along with the plus-sized variant of the Nokia 7 smartphone.
Android One Smartphones
Nokia has launched new refreshed versions of the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones as well. The primary highlight here is again the fact that both these devices are also part of Google’s Android One Program. This means that the phones will have a stock Android UI and there will be no overlaying and irritating custom UI from the manufacturer.
The Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 were launched alongside the Nokia 6 back in may 2017 as part of a comeback by the forgotten electronics giant. Safe to say Nokia has gotten through to some great sales last year purely on its brand name. This time, however, it seems to be putting in some quality hardware as well in its devices.
In terms of hardware, the Nokia 5.1 features a 5.5-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution, with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and there is also a Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top of the screen.
There is also the inclusion of a chipset which is believed to be nearly 40 percent faster than the original. There are two variants of the phone that are coming out with 2 GB RAM and with 3 GB of RAM. The tall 18:9 aspect ratio means that the phone does not have any capacitive buttons on the device and navigation is done via on-screen virtual buttons.
The Nokia 5.1 also has a 16 MP camera on the back with dual-tone flash, alongside an 8 MP front-facing camera. Powering the smartphone is a 2,970 mAh battery.
Coming now to the Nokia 3.1, the device features a 5.2-inch IPS display with a 720p resolution. Under the hood, the Nokia 3.1 is powered by a MediaTek 6750 chipset, which has eight Cortex-A53 cores, as compared to four cores on the Nokia 3.
As far as the camera is concerned the Nokia 3.1 also has an 8 MP sensor for clicking selfies while the rear camera has a 13 MP sensor on it.
There is also the announcement of the Nokia 2.1 launching as well. Unlike the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1, the Nokia 2.1 will run on a more optimised version of Android called Android Go. It The phone has a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, we find that the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 425, alongside 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage, which is expandable via a microSD card. Nokia 2 launched last year did not have any Android Go optimisations, so we can at least hope that this year the Nokia 2.1 can compete with the Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Honor.
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