Nokia 3.1 Plus is a Midrange Android One Phone

HMD Global is unveiling a new entry-level phone to compete against the barrage of phones that the competition is currently launching. The new Nokia 3.1 Plus is a no-frills phone that aims to cover the basics at an affordable price.

Design and Display

The display is a large 6-inch IPS LCD panel with HD+ resolution, which hardly works at this size. It comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio, with a fingerprint scanner at the back.

The phone features a modest aluminum build, which will be available in Blue, White, and Baltic.

Internals and Storage

The processor here is a mid-range Helio P22 one, which would mean around SD636 level of performance. It is accompanied with 2/3 GB of RAM, and either 16 or 32 GB of storage.

Connectivity options include VoLTE, microUSB, audio-jack, and GPS.

The phone is part of the Android One program, which promises an Android 9.0 Pie upgrade in the future.


The back boasts a 13 MP main camera accompanied by a 5 MP depth sensor. The front also comes with an 8 MP camera.

Battery and Price

Battery capacity is set at 3500 mAh, without support for fast-charging. Pricing is set at around $150 in India, which falls well within the lower mid-range category. It should be available in Pakistan in the next few weeks.

Nokia 3.1 Plus Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo (Android Pie coming courtesy of One program)
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
  • Display:
    • 5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD with HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 2/3 GB
    • Internal: 16/32 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 400 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP f/2.0 + 5 MP f/2.4, LED flash, PDAF
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.2
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, audio-jack
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Price: Around $150

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