HMD Global adds two new phones to Nokia lineup
Nokia 5.1 and 3.1 smartphones offer better performance than previous generations
HMD Global has announced details of two new phones for its Nokia Android smartphone line-up.
The new Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 will run native Android, with Android One for better storage, battery life and security.
The Nokia 5.1 is built with a single block of 6000 series aluminium, machined to a satin finish. It has a 0.3-inch bigger display in a 2mm narrower body than previous editions, with a 5.5-inch Full HD+ display in 18:9 aspect ratio.
The handset runs on a 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor, with 40% faster performance than the previous generation. The phone has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
The phone also includes 16MP rear camera with phase detection auto-focus and wide-angle front camera, and rear side fingerprint sensor for easier operation.
The Nokia 5.1 will be available in Copper, Tempered Blue and Black from 26th July at a price of AED 689.
The Nokia 3.1 is an 18:9 smartphone with 5.2-inch HD+ 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, giving you twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation. It also features an upgraded 13MP main camera with auto focus
The new Nokia 3.1 will come in three colours: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron; two RAM/storage options: 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting 21st June 2018 at a price of AED 519 (2GB/16 GB) and AED 619 (3 GB/32 GB).
Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, general manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: "We are thrilled to see Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 available in the market. We are enhancing our range of phones that matches our consumers' needs through delivering larger screens, processor upgrades and offering up to 50% higher performance without compromising the balance with power consumption. In addition to those improvements, our newly launched phones continue to offer the Finnish design with fantastic craftsmanship that is expected from any Nokia phone.
"The feedback from the audience to the Nokia phones range has been thrilling and the addition of these new devices underpins our promise of offering a premium smartphone experience without paying a premium on the price."