Australians saw the launching of two new brand Nokia smartphones last year namely the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 5.1. Since HMD Global acquired Nokia, there is steady rise in Nokia Android mobile offering some of the best features in an affordable budget. For those who are nostalgic of Nokia phones and haven’t yet purchased any of the new Nokia brands, here are the full specifications and features of the latest flagship from Nokia: the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 5.1 Android mobile as well as other upcoming new Nokia Phones.
Both these phones continue the close partnership between Nokia and Google with the 2.1 being an Android Go device and the 5.1 an Android One device which is pure Google Android that will get regular updates in version and other features.
The Nokia 2.1
The Nokia 2.1 mid range phone comes with a bigger screen which will surely benefit the pokies players to enjoy great graphics and animations when spinning the reels on this device. Also it has dual front facing speakers with a powerful battery of 4,000mAh battery that charges even faster
The processor is upgraded Qualcomm™ Snapdragon 425, 64-bit Mobile Platform that gives you 50% faster and smoother performance as you crave with fast switching between apps
The OS is latest Android Oreo (8.1) and you also get a new range of apps from Google, designed to run faster while consuming less data. As usual there is Google Assistant for Android Go edition and gives you help to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.
This phone comes with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and in terms of camera specificationsbears a single 8-megapixel rear sensor with autofocus and an LED flash. As for the front, the smartphone gets a 5-megapixel fixed focus selfie camera. Internal storage on the handset is capped at 8GB, expandable via microSD card up to 128GB.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the Nokia 2.1 include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. Dimensions of the phone are 153.7×77.7×9.35mm.
At the time of writing this phone was available in two colors that is Blue and Copper and was priced at AU$199 RRP. You can buy this phone from Harvey Norman and JB HI Fi. For best plans on offer visit Telstra and get its prepaid service for AU$149 for Nokia 2.1 new Android.
The Nokia 5.1
This stylish new phone comes with three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, making it one of the most secure phones on the market. Other Google services include Google Assistant, Google Photos (unlimited storage) and Google Lens
Talking of the display the Nokia 5.1 comes with a higher resolution 5.5 inch Full HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is perfect for any gamer to enjoy games.
As for the OS, the Nokia 5.1 runs Android Oreo, based on Android One, out-of-the-box.The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6755S SoC, which comes paired with 3GB of RAM.
In the camera front, this Nokia phone gets a single 16-megapixel rear sensor with PDAF and an LED flash. As for the selfie camera, the phone has an 8-megapixel fixed focus lens. There is a 3000mAh battery under the hood. Inbuilt storage on the Nokia 5.1 is capped at 32GB, although expandable via microSD card of up to 128GB.
Connectivity on the Nokia 5.1 comprises of 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, and Micro-USB. Sensors onboard the handset include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor and the phone measures 151.1×70.73×8.27mm.
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At the time of writing Nokia 5.1 was available in only black color two versions 2GB and 16GB, priced at $329. You can buy this phone at Harvey Norman and at other mobile stores. For the plans you can check out with Optus, Telstra or Vodafone.
Other new Nokia Phones
In a news it was reported that Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia X5 has not been launched anywhere outside of China. The five variants of the phone have been listed and launch date for its global announcement has not been revealed
Nokia 5.1 Plus, expected to be the global variant of the Nokia X5, comes in five variants on a Bluetooth certification website confirming rumours that it will be launched in numerous countries outside of China soon. To recall, the Nokia X5 was launched in China in July 2018 months after the Nokia X6 came to the Chinese market. However, the Nokia X6’s global variant – Nokia 6.1 Plus – has already been announced, while the Nokia 5.1 Plus is yet to become a reality.
As per a report by NokiaPowerUser, five new models of what is seemingly the Nokia 5.1 Plus have been spotted on a Bluetooth certification portal. These include TA-1108, TA-1105, TA-1120, TA-1112, and TA-1102. Much like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, and all other Nokia smartphones released globally this year, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is expected to be a part of Google’s Android One programme.
Internals of the Nokia 5.1 Plus are expected to match those of the Nokia X5. The Nokia X5/ 5.1 Plus sports a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) panel with a 2.5D curved glass and a 19:9 aspect ratio. At its core, the smartphone will get an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage.
Speaking of camera, Nokia 5.1 Plus will feature a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary lens, coupled with LED flash. On the front, the Nokia handset will sport an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree angle of view. There will be a 3,060mAh battery under the hood. It is expected to arrive with a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth v4.2, and Dual 4G Dual VoLTE.
Yet no launch date has yet been provided for Australian market. The Nokia 6.1 Plus at the time of writing has been launched only in Hong Kong.