HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has recently launched its latest additions to its series of Nokia Android smartphones—the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1. Aside from the premium craftsmanship, design, and quality performance Nokia phones are known for, this fresh smartphone trio feature the all-new Google Assistant, as well as the latest technologies of the Android One and Android Go.

“Every single detail on a Nokia smartphone has been designed with consumers in mind, which is why we are delighted to introduce these refined smartphones that deliver a dramatic step up on performance, continue to drive the most premium design elements to price points accessible to everyone and deliver the class-leading quality that you expect from us,” said Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of HMD Global.

The new Nokia 5.1 is an understated, compact, and effortlessly stylish phone that carries the same classic design as its predecessor. Its structural integrity comes from a single block of 6000 series aluminum, refined through a rigorous 33 stage process of machining, anodizing, and polishing to give an exquisite satin finish and feel in the hand.

This also packs a 0.3-inch bigger display in a 2mm narrower body and precise attention to the finest details like harmonizing the rounded edges on the screen bezel with the corners of the phone to offer a compact, pocketable experience. The Nokia 5.1 comes with a higher resolution 5.5-inch Full HD+ display in 18:9 aspect ratio, making viewing content—be it browsing the web, watching your favorite shows, sharing funny memes or gaming—a delightful experience.

Powered by a 2GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor, Nokia 5.1 delivers a smoother all-round performance that is 40 percent faster and more powerful than the previous generation so you can create, edit, and multitask effortlessly. You can capture more detail of your subjects with its upgraded 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto-focus and wide-angle front camera. Nokia 5.1’s fingerprint sensor has been relocated to the back of the phone so you can unlock it with your index finger. With Google Pay support and NFC, paying for items with your phone won’t be an issue (once we get Google Pay support, that is).

The new Nokia 5.1 will come in three classic colours: Copper, Tempered Blue, and Black (available a few weeks later); two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting July 2018 at a global average retail price of €189, which is roughly around P11,700.

Meanwhile, the new Nokia 3.1—which is a successor of the bestselling Nokia 3—is a combination stunning design and quality performance. It features a beautifully curved screen that melts into the slim CNC’d aluminum sides and combines these with a dual diamond cut. This 18:9 smartphone has 5.2-inch HD+ display that makes the experience of content viewing more immersive, while its 2.5D curved display is protected by damage resistant Corning Gorilla Glass—providing convenience and quality phone features.

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 so your phone can keep up with you. Featuring an upgraded 13MP main camera with auto focus, Nokia 3.1 captures memories more vividly and wonderfully. Thanks to its full set of sensors usually only found on premium phones, the Nokia 3.1 lets you make the most out of popular AR apps like Pokémon Go, pay securely and easily with NFC on Google Pay1 and capture the whole scene with panoramic imaging.

The new Nokia 3.1 will come in three colours: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron; two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16Gb, 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting June 2018 at a global average retail price of Euro 139, which is roughly around P8,608.43.


On-the-go techies who prioritize long-lasting entertainment can rely on the Nokia 2.1, which has a 2-day battery life, a large 5.5inch HD screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers. Moreover, its 4,000mAh battery now charges even faster so you can get back up and running even more quickly than before. Its HD display has now grown up to 20% bigger than the original, so now you can enjoy high-definition videos on the go while the dual speakers with bespoke 3D formed stainless steel detail gives you an amazing stereo sound.

Consistent with Nokia’s stellar reputation in quality and style, the Nokia 2.1’s Nordic design and metallic accents are definite standouts in the aesthetic sector. Its sleek, rounded and ergonomically designed, inherently coloured polycarbonate back keeps your phone safe, vibrant and robust against scratches. The upgraded Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 425, 64bit Mobile Platform provides you with 50% faster and smoother performance with fast switching between apps. You can capture the action wherever you are with the Nokia 2.1’s 5MP front-facing and 8MP rear camera with auto focus.

The new Nokia 2.1 will come in three metallic colors: Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver and Grey/Silver and will be available starting July 2018 at a global average retail price of USD 115, which is roughly around P6,035.46.

Nokia smartphones with Android One offer more storage and battery life out of the box, as well as the latest AI-powered innovations from Google to help you stay ahead of the game every day. Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme. This puts them among the most secure phones out there, always up to date with the latest Google services like the Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage. Meanwhile, Nokia 2.1 comes with Android Oreo™ (Go edition), designed for smartphones with 1GB RAM or less, giving you a smooth Android experience, more storage out of the box and consuming less data. All three phones are ready for Android P.

“People all over the world look for smartphones that fit their needs and Android’s mission has always been to bring the power of computing to everyone. Part of that is ensuring a great experience across the broadest range of devices. It’s great to see HMD Global taking a leading role in that mission by launching the Nokia 2.1 running on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), as well as having two phones joining the Android One family,” said Anne Laurenson, director of Android Partnerships at Google. “We have worked closely to combine Google’s latest software innovations with HMD Global’s expertise in quality hardware, so the Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 can bring the smart, secure, and simply amazing Android One experience to everyone.”

For further information, visit HMD Global’s website.

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Nadine Dizon
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