Nokia’s latest entry-level offering, the Nokia 3.1 Plus is finally official in China. The phone was launched in India back in October and nearly after a month of its release, the phone finally reaches its neighbor. Specs remain unchanged on the new model, so what we are basically interested in is its price tag.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus is priced at 1099 Yuan ($158.6) which is quite close to the Indian pricing for the 3 + 32GB variant. The company is clearly looking for entry-level buyers with this positioning. The hardware inside the phone is pretty decent for its pricing. The phone features the octa-core Helio P22 chipset with MG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and a large 3500mAh battery. With the 6-inch HD+ display on board, you can easily expect more than a day’s usage on the device on a single charge.
The new Nokia model isn’t bad in the camera department as well. The phone features a 13MP f/2.0 aperture sensor at the back paired with a 5MP f/2.4 aperture sensor for good quality bokeh images. Note that users will be able to refocus their shots even after they are taken. On the front, there’s an 8MP shooter to take care of your selfie needs.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes in two colors, for now, White and Navy Blue.
On paper, the phone turns out to be quite well balanced. Further, you get the traditional 18:9 display design without a notch, which is a good alternative to the notch filled phones in the market lately.
It’s worth noting that for a couple of hundred Yuan (~$30) more, you get better devices like the new Honor 10 Lite with Kirin 710, Full HD+ display and 3400mAh battery. So, it’ll be interesting to see whether the phone manages to do well in the Chinese market.