Aside from the new Nokia 2.1, HMD Global, the company behind the return of the Nokia brand nowadays, also announced a sequel to its last year’s Nokia 3 offering in a press event held in Moscow, Russia today.
Called the Nokia 3.1, the updated device now joins the trend of 18:9 displays with its 5.2-inch HD+ IPS screen and an updated design aesthetic that includes copper detailing. Inside the device is an octa-core processor (MediaTek MT6750) and either 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD. There’s also the 2,990mAh battery which we thought that it’s a bit smaller compared to newly-announced midrangers and of course, it is powered by Android One.
In terms of optics, Nokia 3.1 gets a camera upgrade, and now has a 8MP front-facing wide-angle camera and 13MP rear camera with auto focus and f/2.0 aperture.
Specifications and Features
|Specs||Nokia 3.1 (2018)|
|Display||5.2-inch HD+ IPS display, 1440 x 720 resolution|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6750 Octa-core processor|
|Storage||16GB/32GB (expandable via microSD)|
|Rear Camera||13MP with AF, 1.12um sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash|
|Front Camera||8MP with AF, 1.12um sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide angle|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, Fingerprint sensor|
|Software||Android 8.0 Oreo (Android One)|
Pricing and Availability
The new Nokia 3.1 will come in three colors: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron and with two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, and will be available starting June 2018 at a retail price of 139 Euro or around ~PhP8.5k (2GB/16GB) model.