HMD Global has launched a new smartphone in the Indian market — Nokia 3.1, which is the successor of the Nokia 3 that was launched last year. The smartphone was first unveiled in Russia in May this year and recently went on sale in the United States.
In India, the Nokia 3.1 has been priced at Rs. 10,449 which roughly translates into $151. The smartphone will be available in India in three different color options — Blue and Copper, Black and Chrome, and White and Iron. The device will be available for purchase from 21st July through offline stores as well as Nokia’s online store and Paytm Mall.
The smartphone comes with a bigger 5.2-inch HD+ display that’s taller than its predecessor thanks to its reduced bezels and 18:9 screen aspect ratio. The display has 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution and is covered by a 2.5D curved glass with Gorilla Glass for protection from minor scratches.
Under the hood, there’s a MediaTek MT6750N octa-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz that’s powering the device. The phone comes in two variants in terms of memory configuration — 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB onboard storage. However, in India, only the 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage model will be available.
Coming to the camera department, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel f/2.0 rear camera and an 8-megapixel f/2.0 front-facing camera with an 84.6-degree field of view. For connectivity, the device comes with Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, USB-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unlike the first-generation Nokia 3, the new Nokia 3.1 is a part of Google‘s Android One program and thus, comes with stock Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. HMD Global had previously announced that all future Nokia phones will be Android One device. The smartphone is powered by a 2,990mAh battery.