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Nokia outs three more affordable Android phones with ‘P’ pledge

HMD Global has announced another trio of Nokia-branded Android phones, which update existing models and promise upgrades to Android P.

The Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 mid-range to entry-level handsets are headlined by their affordability and use of the pure Android One and lightweight Android Go operating systems.

The highest-end model is the Nokia 5.1 (above), the follow up to last year’s Nokia 5 phone. Out next month, it features a full HD+ 5.5-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 443ppi pixel density.

The octa-core Mediatek 6750 processor is 40% faster than the Nokia 5 and offers up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s an updated camera, with a 16-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel snapper with a wide-angled lens. The fingerprint sensor nestles below the rear camera.

Related: Nokia 5.1 (2018) first look

The phone, which is constructed from a single piece 6000-series anodised aluminium, will cost €189 (around $218/£165) and runs on the Android One operating system. Nokia is pledging an upgrade to Android P, when it arrives.

Next up is the Nokia 3.1, which is the follow-up to the popular Nokia 3 handset. It has a 5.2-inch 720p+ display. It also offers the octa-core MediaTek processor, albeit clocked slower than the Nokia 5.1, along with up to 3GB RAM/32GB storage.

HMD Global has also improved the rear camera with a 13-megapixel snapper, while the handset retains its 8-megapixel resolution selfie camera..

The phone will go on sale in June for just €139 (around $159/£120) and runs the Android One operating system.

Finally, the company has unveiled the Nokia 2.1 entry-level phone with the Android Go version of Oreo.

The headline feature on the €99/$115 device might be the two-day 4,000mAh battery pack, because there’s not a lot else going on here. There’s 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (upgradable through micro SD) and the Snapdragon 425 doing some moderate lifting.

There’s a larger 5.5-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 720p resolution. Like its new stable mates, the Nokia 2.1 is also slated to get the Android P operating system.

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