A day after the launch of the X5 in China, HMD Global, a Nokia brand licensee, has launched their newest mid-range offering, the Nokia 3.1, today, in India. The new smartphone runs on Android Oreo and comes with a MediaTek chipset. Nokia had previously launched the 3.1 in Europe back in May 2018.
The Nokia 3.1 sports a 5.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels. A 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass protects the 18:9 display from potential scratches. Underneath the hood, the phone comes powered by an octa-core MediaTek 6750N chipset with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. It comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.
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.”
The Nokia 3.1 comes with a 13 MP rear-facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture, paired with an LED flash. The selfie camera on the front uses an 8 MP sensor that sits behind a similar f/2.0 lens that has an 84.6° wide field of view.
A 2990 mAh battery provides the necessary juice for the smartphone to run. For connectivity, the phone comes with 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and GPS. The phone lacks both the fingerprint scanner as well as face unlock.
Pricing and Availability of Nokia 3.1
The Nokia 3.1 comes in three color options – Black with Chrome accents, Blue with Copper accents & White with Iron accents. The pricing of the phone comes at INR 10,499, and the sale will start on July 21st. The phone will be available for purchase across all major retail outlets and will be sold online exclusively on Nokia.com and PayTM Mall.
The Nokia 3.1 comes with few launch offers such as:
· 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.
· Buyers 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 recharge of INR 595, consumers will get unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 18GB data for six months.
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