Jul 12, 2019

Nokia 8.1, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 2.2 To Arrive In The Philippines On July 16

A trio of Android One-powered Nokia smartphones is now set to launch in the country.

HMD Global has announced that a trio of Nokia smartphones is now already en route to the Philippines. The handsets are confirmed to be the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 2.2 – all of which are expected to arrive on July 16. Pricing is yet to be announced by the company.

Nokia 8.1 Key Specifications

Announced on December 2018, the Android One-powered Nokia 8.1 banks on the power of Qualcomm's premium mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 710. The device is coupled with 4GB of RAM and an expandable 64GB of internal storage.

The Nokia 8.1 also sports a 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with a wide notch – a feature that was considered to be trendy last year. Right inside the notch is a large 20MP front-facing camera sensor. On its rear, the smartphone features a dual-camera setup, front-lined by 12MP and 13MP camera sensors.

Other notable features of the Nokia 8.1 are its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, NFC, dedicated FM radio, and a USB Type-C port.

Display Size6.18 inches
Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
OS verAndroid 8.1 (Oreo); Android One
CPUQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU Speed2.2GHz & 1.7GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 400GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera12MP + 13MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery3500mAh
Dimensions154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm
Weight178 g
ColorNight Black, Magic Night Silver, Iron Steel, Night Red, Steel Copper, Dark Blue, Blue Silver

Nokia 3.2 Key Specifications

Despite of the Nokia 3.2 being powered by a Snapdragon 429 chipset, the strength of the smartphone comes from its trendier design than the Nokia 8.1. The phone sports a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with a narrower notch.

Also running an Android One platform, the Nokia 3.2 is coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM tiers and 16GB/32GB of internal storage options; the latter is expandable via its microSD card slot to up to 400GB of storage.

The Nokia 3.2 settles on a traditional camera setup – with a single 13MP camera sensor on its rear and a 5MP front-facing lens in its notch. The phone also features a rear-mounted fingerprint reader (for the 3GB/32GB variant only) and a dedicated FM radio. Unlike the Nokia 8.1, however, this device supports a dated Micro USB 2.0 port.

The Nokia 3.2 works on a large 4,000mAh battery with 10W fast battery charging.

Display Size6.26 inches
Resolution720 x 1520, 269 PPI 2.5 Glass
OS verAndroid 9 Pie
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 429
Storage16GB, 32GB
External StorageSupports up to 400GB + Google Drive
RAM2GB, 3GB
Main Camera13 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery4,000mAh
Dimensions159.44 x 76.24 x 8.60 mm
Weight181 g
ColorBlack, Silver

Nokia 2.2 Key Specifications

The very latest to be released among the three, the Nokia 2.2 is also the trio's least powered. The smartphone is fueled by MediaTek's Helio A22 chipset and is coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM tiers and 16GB/32GB of internal storage options; the latter is also expandable to up to 400GB of storage via its microSD card slot.

The Nokia 2.2 features a 5.71-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1,520 pixel and an Always-on display feature. It also sports a single 13MP camera sensor on its rear and a 5MP front-facing camera in its notch.

The Nokia 2.2 doesn't come with a fingerprint reader.

Display Size5.71 inches
ResolutionHD+
OS verAndroid 9.0 Pie
CPUMediaTek Helio A22
CPU Speed2 GHz
Storage16GB, 32GB
External Storagevia microSD
RAM2GB, 3GB
Main Camera13MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery3,000mAh
Dimensions145.96 x 70.56 x 9.3 mm
Weight153 g
ColorSteel, Pink

The only question remaining is, will these Android One-powered Nokia smartphones be competitively priced enough to attract the consumers in the mid-range segment in the market? Regardless, Nokia better act fast as Samsung, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, Vivo and OPPO dominate the Philippines' mid-range segment.

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