HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces that the new Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 3.1 will be available for P5,990 and P9,990, respectively, starting Aug. 29.
Delivering premium experience and a sophisticated aluminum design, the Nokia 3.1 exudes the quality and craftsmanship fans can expect from a Nokia smartphone. 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 two-day battery life.
The new Nokia 3.1 has anodized machined metal frame and sculpted glass display. Subtle metal accents are matched with dual diamond cuts.
The Nokia 3.1 is Nokia mobile’s most-affordable 18:9 smartphone, delivering the same screen ratio users get from modern flagships. Just the right size for single-handed use, 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. It runs on an octa-core MediaTek 6750 chip, which gives its user twice the processor cores and 50 percent faster performance than the previous generation. It also has an upgraded 13MP auto-focus rear camera. 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.
The Nokia 2.1 comes with two-day battery life, 5.5-inch HD screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers. Its 4000mAh battery now charges even faster. Its HD display is 20 percent bigger than the original for high-definition videos. Its dual speakers have 3D formed stainless steel detail. 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 has a 5MP front-facing selfie snapper or 8MP rear camera with autofocus.
The Nokia 3.1 is entering the Android One family where it joins the other range of Nokia smartphones. 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. 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. This puts the new Nokia 3.1 among the most-secure phones out there, always up-to-date with the latest Google services such as Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.
Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, Android Oreo (Go edition) is what’s operating Nokia 2.1 with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming fewer data. Optimized to be smooth and fast, 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.
Availability and pricing
The Nokia 3.1 will be available in Black/Chrome on Aug. 29 and will retail for P9,990.
Coming in three colors — Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Gray/Silver — the Nokia 2.1 is available starting Aug. 29 for P5,990. Pre-sale of Nokia 3.1 started last Aug. 15 and lasts until Aug. 26 through Nokia mobile stores and MemoXpress. See full details at this site. With HMD Global’s extended partnership with Home Credit, consumers can also avail themselves of the Nokia 2.1 and the Nokia 3.1 at 0% interest for a 6-month installment period.