Nokia released its budget smartphone, the Nokia 3.1, for the Indian market, which will be made available for purchase from today. The stand-out feature of the Nokia 3.1 is that it comes equipped with stock ‘Android One’ software from Google.
HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand, first launched the Nokia 3.1 in Moscow in late May, NDTV Gadgets had reported. The company has now introduced the phone in the Indian market branding it as “your premium companion”.
The Nokia 3.1 sports an HD+ 5.2-inch display with Corning gorilla glass protection. It houses a 13MP auto-focus rear and an 8MP front camera. The front snapper has a wide 84.6-degree field of view, which is perfect for taking group selfies, the company claims.
As part of the Android One programme, the Nokia 3.1 will receive regular security updates from launch as well as two years’ of major OS upgrades. The phone comes in two variants, but is currently offered in the 2GB RAM, 16GB storage option in India.
Nokia 3.1 India price
The Nokia 3.1 is priced at Rs.10,499 and is available in three colour options; viz, blue/copper, black/chrome, and white/iron. It will be made available on the official Nokia website for India, and will likely make its way to online and brick-and-mortar retail, too.
About the Nokia 3.1
The Nokia 3.1 has a 5.2 inch HD+ display with the 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes equipped with Android One software and runs on an Octa Core 1.5GHz Media Tech 6750N processor. The phone is powered by a 2,990mAh battery and has expandable storage up to 28GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 3.1 is available in both single and dual SIM options.
Nokia 3.1 specifications
|2/3GB RAM with 16/32GB storage
|Expandable up to 128GB
|13MP main camera; 8MP front camera
|146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7 (mm)
|Android Oreo 8.0
|CPU MT6750N Octa Core 1.5GHz
About HMD Global
HMD Global is a Finnish mobile company headquartered in Espoo, Finland. The company is largely run by Nokia executives who bought back the Nokia brand from Microsoft in 2015. The brand is known for its strong build quality and design.