HMD Global the home of Nokia has restored the lineup of Nokia Smartphones by introducing the next generation Nokia 3.1 in India. According to the company, the successor of Nokia 3 is an Android One device which delivers the latest offerings of Google Services, where Google Assistant is one of them.
According to the Vice President and Country Head of India, HMD Global, Ajey Mehta said, “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.”
The company considers Nokia 3 as the most successful lineup among the Nokia Smartphones, however, Nokia 3.1 will go beyond to break all the track records by retaining its offering which continues to provide a pure, simple, secure and updated Android experience along with the lag-free performance, design and premium craftsmanship that completely matches with its predecessor.
Coming to the specs list, the Nokia 3.1 flaunts a 5.2-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The device also comes with 2.5D curved glass which is protected by an unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass.
In terms of its design and physical overview, the Nokia 3.1 is crafted in a way that it’s curved glass smoothly blends with the CNC’d aluminum sides with a dual diamond cut which displays the perfect harmony of a materialistic slim design, making it more attractive than ever before.
Apart from that, the performance of the device can easily be determined as it runs on MediaTek 6750 which is an octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz delivering twice the processor cores and a 50% more performance boost than it’s the previous model, making it stable to keep up with the heavy usage.
The device comes equipped with 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of Onboard storage capacity. Although users can expand the storage capacity by popping in a microSD card. Besides that, the device is equipped with Mali T860 GPU to fulfill pretty much all the gaming needs.
Nokia 3.1 features a 13-megapixel primary image sensor at the back which comes with autofocusing technology and an 8MP front-facing camera with 84.6-degree wide-angle lens to take wider group selfies. According to the company, the camera comes packed with a whole host of sensors usually found on premium phones. The Nokia 3.1 lets you make the most out of popular AR apps like Pokémon Go and capture the whole scene with panoramic imaging.
As far as the Android User Experience is concerned, it’s already mentioned at the beginning that the Nokia 3.1 joins the family of Android One Nokia Smartphones, which means that the device gets smart, secure and simple minimal interface which is designed by Google.
According to the company “Nokia smartphones with Android One offer more storage and battery life out of the box, as well as the latest AI-powered innovations from Google to help you stay ahead of the game every day.”
Nokia 3.1 will receive 3 years of monthly security patches and 2 years of OS updates from launch, as guaranteed in the Android One programme. This puts them among the most secure phones out there, always up to date with the latest Google services like the Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage. Another interesting thing is the phone is already ready for the Android P”.
To keep everything running in the Nokia 3.1, it is powered by a 2,990 mAh battery. The phone comes in three different color variants, which are the Blue/Copper, the Black/Chrome and the White/Iron. It’ll be available at the best buy price of INR Rs.10,499 starting from 21st July 2018 across the leading mobile stores. It will also be available online on the Nokia store and Paytm Mall. Users can also avail exciting offers which are listed below.
- Consumers buying Nokia 3.1 from a retail outlet by scanning the Paytm Mall QR code will get 10% cashback on recharges and bill payments on Paytm.
- Consumers buying Nokia 3.1 will additionally get two INR 250 movie cashback vouchers which can be redeemed against booking minimum two movie tickets via Paytm.
- Consumers using ICICI Bank Credit or Debit Card will get a 5% cashback.
- Idea and Vodafone consumers will get two exciting offers. On a recharge of INR 149 pack, they will get 1GB data/day, unlimited calls and 100 SMS/day for 28 days; additionally, consumers upgrading from 2G or 3G phone to the new Nokia 3.1 will get 1GB data/day for 28 days. On a recharge of INR 595, consumers will get unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 18GB data for 6 months.