HMD Global at an event in Russia today unveiled a minor refresh to some of its budget offerings: the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2. The company’s last year models met with modest success and it is building on them by improving them in every aspect possible.
The Nokia 5.1 builds on the Nokia 5 from last year and offers a larger 5.5-inch 18:9 HD+ display. The switch to a taller display means the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back. Other specs include a 2GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, 2/3GB RAM, and 16/32GB storage. The rear camera has also been improved and it now sports a 16MP sensor along with an 8MP selfie shooter. Alongside the usual blue and black matte finish, the handset will also be available in a new copper color. The handset will hit the market in July with a starting price tag of 189 euros which will go all the way to 219 euros for the 3GB/32GB variant.
The Nokia 3, which was the company’s most successful model in its lineup, now features an 18:9 HD display. It is now powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek processor and features 2/3GB RAM and up to 32GB storage. The rear camera has seen a bump in resolution to 13MP, while the front sports an 8MP shooter. The handset will make its way to Europe in June for 139 euros and 169 euros for the 2GB and 3GB RAM variants, respectively.
The Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 are Android One devices which means they will receive monthly security updates for the next three years. They should also be in line to receive quick Android updates.
Finally, the Nokia 2 has also seen a refresh. The handset runs the Go edition of Android Oreo and now features a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB RAM and 8GB storage. The screen size has also increased to 5.5-inches. Other specs of the device include an 8MP rear camera, a 4,000mAh battery, microSD card slot, 4G connectivity, and more. The handset will make its way to emerging markets in July for $115.