HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has launched the Nokia 3.1 a refreshed version of last year’s Nokia 3. The new Nokia 3.1 will offer access to the latest Google services, such as the Google Assistant, the smartphone continues to deliver a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience with Android One, combined with the premium build and design that we all are expecting from the Nokia smartphones.
Last year launched Nokia 3 has been one of the most successful Nokia Android smartphones and the biggest franchise for HMD Global till now. The new Nokia 3.1 now forges a rich connection between materials with a stunning design and delivers the performance to match, making it more attractive than ever before.
The beautifully curved screen melts into the slim CNC’d aluminium sides with a dual diamond cut to deliver a perfect harmony of materials. Just the right size for single hand use, Nokia 3.1 has 5.2 inches HD+ 2.5D curved display with 18:9 aspect ratio it gives you a comfortable grip even if you holding it with one hand.
The Nokia 3.1 packed MediaTek MT6750 processor, MT6750 is an octa-core chipset, capable to give you twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation. HMD Global has also upgraded the primary camera now it is 13 MP camera with autofocus whereas Nokia 3 had 8 MP primary camera.
I haven’t tested the Nokia 3.1 properly yet so can not comment on the camera quality or any other performances yet but the company is claiming that the Nokia 3.1 will be able to capture good-quality photos. The Nokia 3.1 lets you make the most out of popular AR apps like Pokémon Go and capture the whole scene with panoramic imaging.
All Nokia branded HMD Global phones are running the almost stock Android which is very good because by having the stock Android or nearly Stock Android the devices can get Google’s monthly software patches or all other software updates faster.
Nokia 3.1 joins the Android One family that means Nokia 3.1 buyers can expect the software updates faster than other Android mobile phones. HMD Global the company that owns the Nokia mobile phone brand has also confirmed that Nokia 3.1 will keep receiving monthly security as well as all Android OS updates till the next three years and two years respectively.
Key Specifications of Nokia 3.1:
- Dual SIM dual standby, 4G-VoLTE Support
- 5.2 inches HD+ IPS LCD display, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 310 PPI density
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- Build: Front glass, aluminium frame, plastic back
- MediaTek MT6750 SoC; Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-T860MP2
- 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage
- 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage
- Storage expandable up to 256 GB using the Micro SD card
- Primary camera: 13 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, Autofocus, LED flash
- Front Camera: 8 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Connectivity: WiFi, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM Radio, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, OTG
- Colour: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, and White/Iron
- Dimension: 146.3 x 68.7 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 138 g
- Non-removable Li-Ion 2990 mAh battery
- Runs Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One
Ajey Mehta, Vice President, and Country Head – India, HMD Global, says: “India is one of our top markets and Indian consumers, a top priority for us. We work to constantly enhance the experience on our phones to better suit the everyday needs of our consumers. Every single detail on a Nokia smartphone is designed with consumers in mind, which is why we are delighted to introduce a further refined Nokia 3.1 smartphone that delivers a dramatic step up on performance, continues to drive the most premium design elements and delivers the class-leading quality that you expect from us. We are delighted that we have been able to raise the bar on our most successful model for our consumers.”
Price, Release Date and Availability of Nokia 3.1:
The price of Nokia 3.1 will be INR 10,499/- for 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, the price for its higher variant is yet to announce. The sale will start on July 21st across India and will be available across top mobile retailers and online on Paytm Mall and Nokia.com/phones.
With the Nokia 3.1, you can also avail exciting offers; offline buyers can avail 10% cashback on recharge and bill payments by scanning the Paytm QR codes. You will also get INR 250 movie cashback vouchers which can be redeemed against booking minimum of two movie tickets via Paytm. ICICI debit and credit card users can avail the 5% cashback by making payment using their ICICI cards, there are also additional data offers for the Idea and Vodafone users.