Late last month, HMD Global refreshed its lineup of lower-end smartphones, ranging from the Nokia 2 to the Nokia 5, offering increased value for 2018. Among the announcements was the Nokia 3.1, which is now available in the United States through Best Buy, serving as a beacon of the Finnish company's relatively weak presence in North America.
The Nokia 3.1 sits towards the lowest end of HMD Global's offerings, but it still features decent specs for it's $159 price tag, including an octa-core system-on-chip and Bluetooth 5.0 support. Here's a run-down of what's inside:
- MediaTek MT6750N chipset, 1.5GHz octa-core
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 13MP rear-facing camera, 8MP on the front
- 5.2-inch HD+ screen, with an 18:9 ratio
- 2990 mAh battery
As with all Nokia phones, it's part of the Android One program and comes with Android Oreo out of the box, which is a nice bonus for those looking for a cleaner Android experience. If you're interested, you can grab it from the retailer's website.
It should be noted that the phone is also listed at B&H and Amazon, but only Best Buy actually lets you buy it right now, while B&H still lists it as a preorder and Amazon simply says it's currently unavailable. The version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is also, unfortunately, not available on any of the websites.