Nokia 3.1 Plus: Quick unboxing and first impression

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HMD Global is expected to launch a new phone in India today. To recall, the feature phone was launched at MWC 2018 for a price of Euro 79 (roughly Rs. 6,800).

The Nokia 7.1 Plus could be another smartphone that could be launched at the event. The sale for Nokia 3.1 Plus begins October 19. Nokia has also tied up with Bharti Airtel to bundle free 1TB data.

The Nokia 8110 in India has been priced at Rs 5,999.

The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes right after the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus and yet the phone doesn't come with a similar design language. Firstly, there's no notch here. The device comes with a bigger 6.1-inch screen and a relatively substantial chin. The phone offers decent in-hand feel thanks to the rounded corners and matte finish on the rear side. Nokia 3.1 Plus sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The internal space is expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card support.

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 primary camera setup comprises one 12MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and the other lens is a 13MP sensor. Powered by 3,500 mAh battery, the phone is aimed at multimedia enthusiasts. The company has retained the slider design, and the curved body from the original device. However, there have been a few design and hardware tweaks to make it look a lot more fashionable and relevant over 20 years later.

HMDGlobal revives the "banana phone" with the Nokia 8110. You can slide the phone to answer an incoming a call and close it to end the call. Interestingly, the phone comes with a revamped Snake game. I will talk more about this display in my full review as I didn't get a chance to take the phone to direct sunlight.

Nokia 8110 4G feature phone is available in two colour options of "Traditional Black" and "Banana Yellow". At the back there is a 2MP rear camera and a 1500mAh battery that is supposed to go on for days on a single charge. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/AGPS, micro-USB 2.0, FM, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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