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
- 5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD with HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Internal: 16/32 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 400 GB
- 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