Late last month, Nokia took the wraps off of three new mid-to-low range Android phones. One of the handsets the company announced, the Nokia 3.1 (or Nokia 3 (2018)), is now officially up for pre-order in the United States.
The Nokia 3.1 is an Android One phone, meaning that it comes with a Google-endorsed build of Android and promises for fast software updates and regular security patches. Powering the handset is the octa-core MediaTek 6750 processor and 2GB RAM.
You get 16GB of storage for saving local files, and if that's not enough room, you can easily expand it with a microSD card. There's also a 13MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front camera, and a 2990mAh battery.
On the front of the Nokia 3.1 is a modern-feeling 18:9 screen that measures in at 5.2-inches with a resolution of 1440x720. The back is made out of polycarbonate, but an aluminum frame adds some welcome heft and a premium feel to the phone — and really, at this price you don't expect anything more than that. The Nokia 3.1 comes in three colors — black, blue and white — with different accenting metal frame colors.
The Nokia 3.1 carries a price tag of just $159, and pre-orders are live on Amazon right now with Best Buy and B&H to follow. If you'd rather wait for the instant gratification of having it arrive right after ordering, the phone officially launches in the U.S. on July 2.
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