With the year starting with off with smartphone launches, having seen the Huawei Mate 20 Pro hit the shelves with the much lower-priced Huawei Y7 Prime (2019) expected to launch soon, Nokia has not been left behind as the Nokia 3.1 Plus has officially been launched in Kenya.
Priced at Kes.17,500 this budget device brings competition to a segment that is slowly becoming crowded. The battle lines have been drawn and everything now boils down to brand equity and a few specification differences – something that the Nokia 3.1 hopes will make it stand out.
The highlights here include:
- 6″ HD+ display
- 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- MediaTek Helio P22 processor
- 3500mAh battery
- Dual 13MP + 5MP main camera with an 8MP selfie shooter
The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio which skips on the notch, a decision that will be a selling point to some as much as it has been proven that a majority of the population actually like the notch.
The software is also another important aspect of the device, as it is part of the Android One program and as much the device comes with Oreo out of the box, an Android Pie update is already available and as per HMD’s promise, the device is set to receive Android Q when it launches, so yippy!