After Xiaomi, it’s HMD now who has been on a launching spree and after having launched both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus recently in India at very competitive prices, they’re back to address a slightly lower segment with the Nokia 3.1 Plus, which was just launched today in India for a price of Rs 11,499.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus sports a 5.99-inch HD+ IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and for a change, does away with the notch. On the performance front, the Nokia 3.1 Plus sports the Mediatek Helio P22 chipset which is an octa-core CPU clocked at 2 GHz and based on the 12nm manufacturing process, same as the one found on the Redmi 6. There’s 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of onboard storage. Like every Nokia smartphone, the 3.1 Plus is a part of the android one program as well and hence runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and should be one of the first few devices to receive the Android Pie update in this segment.
The rear of the Nokia 3.1 Plus sports a dual camera setup with two lenses rated at 13 and 5MP each with an aperture of f/2.0. The front facing 8MP shooter has an aperture of f/2.2 and both cameras have support for live bokeh or more commonly known as portrait mode. The body is made up of polycarbonate and there’s a fingerprint scanner that resides to the back and the phone also supports a dual SIM slot along with a dedicated micro SD card slot. The battery on the smartphone is a 3500mAh unit which sounds promising, and it charges over micro USB, but no fast charging here.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus seems like a nice overall package for someone on a decent budget looking for a smartphone from a trusted brand. But it faces a lot of competition from the likes of the Redmi 6 Pro, Realme 2 and others. At Rs 11,499 it’s not as competitively priced as it’s elder siblings. Check out our first impressions of the device right here.