Nokia India today launched its budget smartphone Nokia 3.1 which comes under Android One program. The new phone will be available for sale from July 21 and will be available via Paytm Mall and Nokia website. Priced at Rs 10,999 the highlight of the phone will be the promise on regular updates and security patches for the next 3 years. Let’s check out the specification of the phone.
Nokia 3.1 Specifications
- 5.2-inch HD+ display with 18:9 display
- Quad-core MediaTek processor
- 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage
- 13MP Rear camera and 8MP Front Camera
- 2,990 mAh battery running Android 8.0 Oreo
All default connectivity options are present in the phone including Bluetooth 4.2 and 3.5mm headphone jack. However, fingerprint sensor is not present. As part of launch there are some cashback offers for Paytm users and also for ICICI Bank cards. For the launch the Company quoted
“Nokia 3.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates from launch, as guaranteed in the Android One program. This puts them among 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,”
We feel Nokia 3.1 phone’s advantage lies in being an Android One smartphone. But with just 2GB RAM, weak mediate processor and absence of fingerprint sensor at Rs 10,000 price it will be hard to get the sales the company will expect. Also, we have some great options at 10K range which include Redmi series, Asus Zenfone Max Pro and Realme 1 which are value for money devices.
So what you think about the new budget phone from Nokia? Will it have good sales based on the brand alone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.