HMD Global—the home of Nokia phones—recently announced that the new Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 3.1 will be available in the Philippines for P5,990 and P9,990, respectively, starting August 29.

Joining the Android One family, the Nokia 3.1 is endorsed by Google as a best-in-class experience across hardware and software given its price point.

On top of 50 percent performance boost over its predecessor, the Nokia 2.1 combines a larger screen and dual front-front facing speakers with an incredible 2-day battery life to give users everything they need for entertainment on the go.

“At HMD Global, innovation means merging premium quality with affordability and accessibility,” said Shannon Mead, country manager of HMD Global Philippines. “The Nokia 3.1 brings perfect balance between power and design while the Nokia 2.1 gives better and long-lasting experience with its great battery life, faster processor, bigger screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers.”

Like the original, the new Nokia 3.1 blends a careful selection of materials into a harmony of design. Its anodized machined metal frame and sculpted glass display deliver the perfect combination for both stand-out looks and comfortable feel in the hand. Subtle but striking metal accents are matched with dual diamond cuts for a premium finish.

The Nokia 3.1 is Nokia mobile’s most-affordable 18:9 smartphone, delivering the same screen ratio users get from modern flagships to give them more content with a single glance in a slim device. It now packs a larger 5.2-inch HD+ display protected by a damage-resistant 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to keep its original aesthetic.

The Nokia 3.1 runs on an octa-core MediaTek 6750 chip, giving its user twice the processor cores and 50-percent faster performance than the previous generation to keep up with modern users’ busy and fast-paced lifestyle. Featuring an upgraded 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, the Nokia 3.1 captures the memories that its user would want to relive over and over while the wide-angle front camera fits more subjects into every selfie.

Designed to deliver entertainment to consumers who are always on-the-go, the Nokia 2.1 comes with two-day battery life, a large 5.5-inch HD screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers. The Nokia 2.1’s 4,000mAh battery now charges even faster so users can get back up and running even more quickly than before.

With its HD display 20 percent bigger than the original, Nokia mobile fans can now enjoy high-definition videos on the go. The dual speakers, with bespoke 3D formed stainless steel detail, promise to provide amazing stereo sound. The upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 64-bit Mobile Platform gives users 50 percent faster and smoother performance to enable efficient and fast switching between apps.

Nokia 2.1’s cameras allow users to capture the action wherever they are with its 5-megapixel front-facing selfie snapper or 8-megapixel rear camera with auto focus. It features a Nordic design and metallic accents, and a sleek, rounded and ergonomically designed, inherently colored polycarbonate back.

The Nokia 3.1 is entering the Android One family where it joins the comprehensive range of Nokia smartphones already delivering an experience designed by Google. 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 the user stay ahead of the game every day. The Nokia 3.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates as guaranteed in the Android One program.

Thanks to its full set of sensors, the Nokia 3.1 runs the latest apps and features effortlessly. Users can make the most out of popular AR apps such as Pokémon Go, pay securely and easily with Google Pay, and capture the whole scene with panoramic imaging.

Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, Android Oreo(Go edition) operates Nokia 2.1 with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data. These include Google Go web search app, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go, and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms, and do more—simply by using your voice.

The Nokia 3.1 will be available in Black/Chrome on August 29 and will retail for P9,990. It will come in three colors: Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Gray/Silver.

The Nokia 2.1 willbe available starting August 29 for P5,990.

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Nadine Dizon
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Nadine is always fascinated about pop culture, especially if it's about her favorite Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney characters (technically they're all Disney now). She also enjoys reading female-centric novels , that is when she's not in bookstores hoarding them.