17 July 2019
If you are a Nokia fan in the US and looking to buy a new entry-level phone, HMD Global has launched Nokia 3.1 as its latest offering in the country. It is the same phone which made its global debut last year which technically makes it an old phone. It has been released through AT&T and Cricket Wireless which are officially calling it Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C respectively.
Other than the change in the name, both Nokia 3.1 A and Nokia 3.1 C offer similar specifications with no major difference. It sports a 5.45-inch HD IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and big top and bottom bezels. Under the hood, it has been powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. There is 32GB of onboard storage with microSD card expansion.
It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. It has 2,990mAh battery to keep the lights on and claimed to last for up to two days. On the software side, it will be running Android 9 Pie out of the box but with stock Android experience. It should be noted that even though HMD Global is known for two-year software support, it is assuring updates at “regular cadence and as frequently as possible” for a period of 18 months.
The Nokia 3.1 A has been released only in Black color and Nokia 3.1 C comes only in White color option. The pricing information has been revealed yet but they will go on sale starting June 14th. It is also the day when both carriers will receive prices and any other offers they might have for buyers.