The new budget entry from HMD global, will launch in India tomorrow. Nokia 3.1 features an 18:9 display and Android One certification. Excited about the Nokia 3.1 launch? Read on.
Nokia 3.1 Launch in India
Ever since the launch of the Android lineup for Nokia, the company has seen a steady rise. Great features, strategic prices and the age-old Nokia promise has made them sell like hot cakes. Nokia has got the formula right and with the budget Nokia 3.1 launch, the company is on a path to recovery. The phone is scheduled to launch on July 21.
Nokia 3.1 Features
The Nokia 3.1 features a 5.2-inch screen with an HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is a regular 5-inch screen stretched vertically to accommodate the aspect ratio. The phone is compact enough to easily use with a single hand.
Apart from the screen, the phone has some pretty impressive specs too. The Nokia 3.1 features a MediaTek MT6750N chipset with CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. The ram options include 2GB and 3GB, with 16GB or 32GB of storage respectively. It ships with almost stock Android 8.0 Oreo. Nokia 3.1 is based on Android One, so you will receive security updates for 3 years and major OS updates for 2 years. It is a huge number for something that is a budget device.
The camera is a respectable 13 MP autofocus sensor. There is also an 8 MP front camera for selfies. There is no dual camera setup, but we can’t complain at this price range. It has all the basic antennas and connections. The battery is a nice 2990 mAh that will last you for a long time.
Nokia 3.1 price
Nokia 3.1 price is Rs 10,499 for the 2GB RAM model. It will be the only model available in India. It will be available from 21 July onwards on Paytm and other retailers. Paytm users will also receive some cashback.
The Nokia 3.1 launch in India is interesting to say the least. The phone is not exactly cheap. At a price of over Rs 10,000, the phone has a really tough competition to face. Players like Huawei and Xiaomi are shelling out better specs at a lesser price. The Honor 7C and Redmi 5 are both cheaper and objectively more powerful. You have to decide whether the Nokia Promise and Android One certification is enough to justify the price delta. We do recommend this phone as it looks and feels really good, at the same time, we feel the price is a bit too much for the specs. What do you feel? Comment below!