HMD Global has announced a new smartphone in India – Nokia 3.1 Plus. While many were hoping for a Nokia 7.1 Plus local launch, the company surprised all with an altogether different offering. This one brings a big 6-Inch panel to the Android one scene. There are also improvements to the camera and battery department.
Nokia 3.1 Plus Specifications and Price
The highlighting factor for the new Nokia offering is 18:8 aspect ratio 6-Inch panel with 720 x 1,440px. It isn’t the sharpest, but bigger than the 5.1 and 6.1 siblings. And, unlike those two, it doesn’t have a notch.
Nokia 3.1 Plus chassis is built out of machined aluminum, combined with a die-cast metal interior for enhanced durability. The surface has a matte finish and is available in three colors: Blue, Baltic and White.
It is powered by a decent Helio P22 chipset based on 12nm fabrication. Combined with the larger battery, 3,500mAh, the Nokia 3.1 Plus promises 2-day battery life. You can choose between 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB RAM/Storage variants. Storage can be further expanded via dedicated micro-SD slot up to 400 Gigs.
In the camera department, you get a dual camera set up on the rear – a 13MP f/2.0 main module joined by a 5MP depth sensor. It’s used for bokeh effects, naturally. There’s also a fingerprint reader below the dual cam, the first in HMD’s entry-level lineup. The selfie camera is a fixed-focus 8MP shooter.
Again, the phone runs Android One (currently Oreo, but should be updated to Pie before long).
The Nokia 3.1 Plus will be available later today at INR 11,500 ($155/€135).