Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

HMD Global launches Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 8110 4G in India

HMD Global launches Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 8110 4G in India

The company has also made official its "banana" phone called as Nokia 8110 in India, which made its debut at MWC earlier this year. Both models support a microSD card up to 400GB. It is powered by the Snapdragon 425 processor which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage.

In the camera department, Nokia 3.1 Plus sports a dual cameras setup, a 13-megapixel primary sensor (f/2.0) and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor (f/2.4). It comes in two variants - 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage.

This phone offers connectivity options of 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB (USB 2.0), OTG, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS.

While the new Nokia 3.1 Plus runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, the latest Android 9.0 Pie update will be rolled out in the coming months.

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is packing a 3,500mAh battery, which presumably doesn't have any Fast Charging support. It will have a substantial chin at the bottom, aligned vertically to the dual rear cameras. Surprisingly, the budget Android handset has a respectable 8MP front-facing camera. It features a 2MP rear camera with single LED flash module and is powered by a 1500mAh battery. Interestingly, the phone comes with a revamped Snake game.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said: "We constantly strive to deliver on our promise of offering pure, secure, up-to-date Android on Nokia smartphones". It announced the Nokia X7 phone which will launch soon after October 16 in China.

Right now this is looking like a well-balanced package and it's going to give the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro some headaches considering the reasonable Rs 11,499 starting price of the phone. But what makes the Nokia 3.1 Plus stand out from others is the presence of stock Android. Although it's not pretty sure that the leaked device is of Nokia phones that will be headed back to the U.S. android market, but it does make it obvious that the Verizon (VZ) might be testing out the consumer interest in phones.

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