The Nokia 3.1 got launched back in May this year and it’s now finally ready for its India debut. The smartphone is one of the brand’s more basic options.
HMD Global has decided to bring only the 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM option of the Nokia 3.1 to India. To recall, the brand had announced another 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM variant at its international unveiling in Russia. The company is asking for Rs 10499 for the handset.
Nokia 3.1 Price Comparison
The price is a bit much considering how low the storage is. Rivals like the Redmi Note 5 offer 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM at Rs 9999. Still, the Nokia 3.1 has something which few of its competitors do – membership in Google’s Android One program.
Being an Android One device means that the Nokia 3.1 will be guaranteed OS updates for at least 2 years and security updates for at least 3 years. It also runs on a stock version of the software, something which might appeal to folks who don’t want to use heavily modified interfaces.
Specifications of the Nokia 3.1 at a glance:
– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with Android One
– Display: 5.2-inch 18:9, 720 x 1440 pixels
– CPU: 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750N
– Camera: 13MP rear, 8MP front
– Storage: 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 2GB
– Battery: 2990mAh
– Size: 146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7mm
– Weight: 138.3g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fiac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS
The Nokia 3.1 is set to go on sale starting from July 21 in Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, and White/Iron colors. HMD Global is vending it through the brand’s site, Paytm Mall, and offline shops.
Offers include a 5% cashback for ICICI Bank credit and debit card owners and a 10% cashback to people buying the Nokia 3.1 via Paytm at a physical retailer. Customers will additionally get 2 movie cashback vouchers worth Rs 250 each. It can only be redeemed via Paytm.