During an event in Moscow at the beginning of the year, Nokia announced an update of its Nokia Series 2, 3, and 5 phones. Although there is no official confirmation of a US release for the updated Nokia 2 and 5, we know you will be able to get a new Nokia 3.1 as of July 2nd.
According to HMD, the Nokia 3 was the most successful smartphone in its lineup since reviving the brand in 2017. This makes the 3 Series very important to the company, and in turn makes the first upgrade critical.
Nokia 3.1 is a major upgrade from 2017 Nokia 3 Although none of the enhancements are headline features, there are far too many to consider this a minor change. Based on the number of changes, the HMD team has obviously taken a closer look at every specification of the Nokia 3 and upgraded it as much as possible, keeping its price close to its predecessor. The result is one of the least expensive phones for under $ 1
- Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
- CPU: Octa-Core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750
- GPU : Mali-T860MP2
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage: 16 GB
- Display: 5.2 inch 18: 9 720p IPS LCD
- Rear view camera: 13 MP f / 2.0
- Front camera: 8 MP f / 2.0
- Battery: 2.990 mAh
- Colors: Black, Blue, White
- Materials: Aluminum frame, polycarbonate back
- I / O: 3.5mm headphone jack
Like any other Nokia smartphone from 2018, Nokia 3.1 is part of the Android One program. The Android One program, developed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, is a series of smartphones running unmodified Android. These devices use a standard set of hardware designed to reduce their costs.
In addition, unlike other devices, Google handles the software updates. Therefore, security patches are timely and software updates are available within a few days of their official release. All Android One devices are promised two years of operating system upgrades, so this device not only receives Android P, but Q.
HMD has updated the display of the Nokia 3 from 5 to 5.2 inches When enlarging the screen size, HMD chose an aspect ratio of 18: 9 instead of the traditional one 16: 9 of last year. In landscape mode, the display is wider and therefore more realistic estate to enjoy videos
The 720p resolution was taken over from last year, which is disappointing, but the battery life should improve significantly, since HMD due to the changes Body Ratio from 67% to nearly 70%
One thing that HMD committed with last year's Nokia releases was prioritizing build quality, while many did Reviewer the design of 2017 did not like Nokia 3, they enjoyed the quality of workmanship, recommended it for the use of metal to impro ve durability
The same Prem ium build quality transfers to Nokia 3.1. The frame is made of aluminum, which keeps the phone stiff. While the back is made of polycarbonate (plastic), thanks to the use of the frame, the device remains durable. In addition, most drops appear on devices on the pages where HMD added the most protection.
The rear camera has been upgraded from 8 MP to 13 MP. It is still a single lens with aperture f / 2.0. However, the video recording has improved to a maximum of 1080p at 30 fps, an upgrade from 720p at 30 fps of its predecessor. The front camera is also wide-angle at 84.6 °.
While many in the US are unfamiliar with the processor, HMD goes back with a MediaTek SoC. The MT6750 is an octa-core processor with big.Little configuration. The four little cores run at 1 GHz, while the four big cores work at 1.5 GHz.
The battery capacity has also risen to 2,990 mAh. Combined with the energy-efficient system-on-chip and 720p display, you expect a lifetime of one and a half days.
While packing a headphone jack, a disappointing omission is the lack of a fingerprint scanner. Without it, there is no way to use biometrics to unlock your device. However, the standard PIN, passcode, and pattern methods are still available.
Price & Availability
The Nokia 3.1 is available for pre-order from Amazon. It will be delivered on the 2nd of July. There are three colors: blue (with copper edges), black (with white edges) and white (with iron edges). Each color is available for only $ 159.00.
With the Nokia 3.1, HMD redefines expectations for low-cost solutions again. No longer should we dismiss a device that does not cost over $ 600 so quickly. If you look closely at smartphones like the Nokia 3.1, you'll see real value on budgets.