HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 6.1, and the entry-level Nokia 1 in India in April. In May, the company launched the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and the Nokia 2.1 budget Android One phones. The Nokia 3.1 went up for purchase in the US a few weeks ago, and now, HMD Global has launched the phone in India.
The Nokia 3.1 is a budget Android phone that doesn’t compete with phones such as the Oppo Realme 1, Xiaomi Redmi 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, and the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 in terms of specifications and value. The newly launched Nokia 6.1 Plus (the international variant of the Nokia X6) and Nokia X5 are more interesting phones in terms of specifications, but they haven’t been brought to India yet.
The Nokia 3.1’s specifications are noted below:
|Dimensions and weight||146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7 mm, 138.3g|
|Software||Stock Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)|
|SoC||Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 (4x 1.5GHz Arm Cortex-A53 cores + 4x 1GHz Arm Cortex-A53 cores); Mali-T860MP2 GPU|
|RAM and storage||2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage; microSD card slot|
|Display||5.2-inch HD+ (1440×720) IPS LCD with 18:9 aspect ratio|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||microUSB port, dual nano SIM slots, 3.5mm headphone jack|
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/
TDD-LTE: Bands 40/41
|Rear camera||13MP with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash|
|Front-facing camera||8MP with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree field-of-view|
The Nokia 3.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of major OS updates from launch, which is great to see.
The phone will be available for ₹10,990 ($159) for the single 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant. Color options include Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, and White/Iron. Availability starts July 21 across major mobile retailers, and the phone will be available online via Nokia’s online store.
Launch offers include five percent cashback for ICICI bank debit and credit card users. Also, consumers purchasing the Nokia 3.1 from an offline retailer by scanning a Paytm Mall QR code will be entitled to 10 percent cashback on subsequent recharges and bill payments on Paytm.
Via: Gadgets 360