If you need an affordable, fuss-free phone, there is one more option in the market, the latest Nokia 3.1 handset. At S$249, I will classify it as cheap-to-mid range phone. As from previous Nokia phones, you can expect a quality-built product.
However, I have to say that the design looks dated. As more companies are going for dual lens and almost bezel-less screen, Nokia is sticking to its standard design. Check out the key specifications below.
Nokia 3.1 arrives in Singapore
Bringing sophisticated aluminium design and premium experiences, the refined Nokia 3.1 will be available on retail from 28 July
Singapore, 27 July 2018 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the new Nokia 3.1 will be available from Saturday, 28 July, through sole distributor A-Mobile – at all Courts, Challenger, Best Denki, Mustafa, Sprint Cass, Gain City, Handphoneshop, 3Mobile and selected A-Mobile authorised retailers, as well as online at LAZADA and Handphoneshop.com. It comes in three colours: black, blue and white, 3GB/32GB; and a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$249.
Delivering premium experiences and a sophisticated aluminium design, the Nokia 3.1 exudes the quality and craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia smartphone. By joining the Android One family, Nokia 3.1 is endorsed by Google as a best-in-class experience across hardware and software for its price point.
Like the original version, the new Nokia 3.1 blends a careful selection of materials into a perfect harmony with a stunning design. Its anodised machined metal frame and sculpted glass display deliver the perfect combination for both stand-out looks and comfortable feel in the hand. Subtle but striking metal accents are matched with dual diamond cuts for a premium finish.
Nokia 3.1 is HMD Global’s most affordable 18:9 smartphone, delivering the same screen ratio you get on modern flagships to give you more content with a single glance in a slim device frame. Just the right size for single handed use, it now packs a larger 5.2-inch HD+ display, which is protected by damage resistant 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 to keep it beautiful for longer.
The Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, giving you twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation so your phone can keep up with you. Featuring an upgraded 13MP auto-focus rear camera, Nokia 3.1 captures the memories that you’ll want to relive over and over while the wide-angle front camera fits more into every selfie.
Thanks to its full set of sensors – usually only found on premium phones – the Nokia 3.1 runs the latest apps and features effortlessly. Make the most out of popular augmented reality (AR) apps like Pokémon Go, pay securely and easily with Google Pay and capture the whole scene with panoramic imaging.
James Rutherfoord, Vice President, Asia Pacific, of HMD Global, said:
“As we continue to add to our portfolio of innovative, high-performing smartphones, we are also making sure there’s a Nokia smartphone for everyone – from devices that offer users top of the range features and performance; to ones that deliver a perfect harmony of design and performance accessible to all, such as the Nokia 3.1 – without having to compromise on quality.”
Pure, secure and up-to-date Android One
Nokia 3.1 is entering the Android One family where it joins the comprehensive range of Nokia smartphones already delivering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. 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 three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme. This puts the new Nokia 3.1 amongst 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.
By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Google Assistant, Google Lens, Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use. The Nokia 3.1 comes ready for Android P.
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About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.
Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android, Android One, Google and Google Photos are trademarks of Google LLC; Oreo is a trademark of Mondelez International, Inc. group.
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