It is always good to see the Nokia name pop on the screen. It brings back a sense of nostalgia as most of us have grown up seeing this brand and aspiring to use one. Today, HMD Global’s India arm has launched the Nokia 3.1 in the country. This falls in the budget segment of smartphones from camp Nokia and the company has just brought the 2GB variant to India, not the 3GB one.
Nokia 3.1 Price and availability
Nokia 3.1 is priced at Rs 10,499 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB memory version here in India. The sales of the Nokia 3.1 start July 21 and one can purchase the device via Nokia stores and Paytm mall platform. The smartphone is available in three colour options of Blue, Black and White.
As for the offers, users can avail Rs 250 movie cashback vouchers when buying the Nokia 3.1. Additionally, the users can get 10% cashback on recharges and bill payments when purchasing the smartphone using the Paytm Mall QR code. ICICI banks credit and debit card holders can also get 5 percent cashback when purchasing the phone with it.
Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head – India, HMD Global, says: “India is one of our top markets and Indian consumers, a top priority for us. We work to constantly enhance the experience on our phones to better suit the everyday needs of our consumers. Every single detail on a Nokia smartphone is designed with consumers in mind, which is why we are delighted to introduce a further refined Nokia 3.1 smartphone that delivers a dramatic step up on performance, continues to drive the most premium design elements and delivers the class-leading quality that you expect from us. We are delighted that we have been able to raise the bar on our most successful model for our consumers.”
Nokia 3.1 Technical specifications
Nokia 3.1 was first showcased in May at an event in Russia. It features a 5.2-inch HD+ display with 720x 1,440 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla glass. On the inside this smartphone has the MediaTek MT6750N chipset with a 1.5 GHz octa-core CPU. This is combined with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB on board storage. The storage can be further expanded with the help of a microSD card up to 128 GB.
The Nokia 3.1 runs Android 8.0 out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. As for the cameras, this smart device features a 13MP AF rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. The front facing camera has 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The Nokia 3.1 weighs 138.3 grams with the 2,990 mAh battery which powers the device and is claimed to last for a whole day. Other features of the smartphones include: Micro USB charging port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS and proximity, ambient light sensors along with gyroscope and magnetometer.