Nokia 3.1 Plus: Entry-level Android One phone launches at sub-10k price point

Nokia-3.1 Plus Philippines
Nokia-3.1 Plus Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Nokia 3.1 Plus, an entry-level Android One phone powered by the Mediatek Helio P22 chipset. Equipped with a 6-inch display, dual cameras, and a two-day battery life, it is now available in the Philippines at a retail price of 9,990 PHP.

“We went big in a more accessible category to deliver premium experiences at an exceptional value. The Nokia 3.1 Plus delivers a large display, dual cameras, two-day battery life and the power of an octa-core processor – all in an affordable package,” says Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global.

“I am more than thrilled to begin my journey in the Philippines with the introduction of the Nokia 3.1 Plus to our beloved Filipino Nokia fans,” says Sancho Chak, HMD Global Country Manager for the Philippines. “We will continue playing in the ever-competitive Philippine smartphone market, with its constant growth and rising demand for new models featuring enticing innovations.”

Nokia 3.1 Plus screen, battery life, and build quality

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is equipped with a 6-inch HD+ display and 18:9 aspect ratio, which enables users to view more social media content. It is also ideal for watching and streaming videos such as YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

With its 3500mAh battery that lasts two days between charges, the Nokia 3.1 Plus can also effortlessly get you through your Netflix binges without needing a top-up.

The phone’s precision-fit, CNC-machined rear aluminium cover combined with a die-cast metal structure provides a sleek design and a solid build quality. The Nokia 3.1 Plus’s matte, highly tactile finish with diamond cut detailing and curved 2.5D glass offers a precision-crafted feel in the hand expected of a Nokia smartphone.

Nokia 3.1 Plus dual rear cameras

Nokia 3.1 Plus offers a dual 13MP camera with a 5MP depth sensor for more realistic-looking camera blur. The selectable bokeh blur feature allows users to adjust blur even after the image has been taken.

On the front is an 8MP camera with AI-enabled features, made possible by its octa-core CPU.

Nokia 3.1 Plus performance

The Nokia 3.1 Plus utilizes MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor to balance between performance and power efficiency. It boosts performance during CPU-intensive tasks such as watching videos, while utilizing fewer cores for basic operations for optimal efficiency.

Nokia 3.1 Plus Android One commitment

The Nokia 3.1 Plus joins the comprehensive lineup of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, delivering the best Android experience through the latest in AI-powered innovations developed by Google.

The Nokia 3.1 Plus ships with Android Oreo out-of-the-box, but it will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates as guaranteed in the Android One programme. The Nokia 3.1 Plus promises to be one of the more secure and up-to-date phones in the market with the latest in Google services such as Google Assistant and Google Photos.

Nokia 3.1 Plus price and availability (Philippines)

At a retail price of 9,990 PHP (Philippines), the Nokia 3.1 Plus will be available in Blue, White or Baltic.

It will be available starting today at all authorised Nokia mobile resellers, MemoXpress and Megacellular, and at Nokia mobile-branded stores, kiosks and exhibits.

Nokia 3.1 Plus specs

  • Screen: 6″ IPS LCD 720×1440 pixels
  • SIM: DUal SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • OS: Android One with Android 8.1 (Oreo) upgradeable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22
  • CPU: 8×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 2/3GB RAM
  • Storage: 16/32GB ROM
  • Expansion: microSD
  • Rear camera (main): Dual 13MP f/2.0 + 5MP f/2.4 (depth sensor)
  • Front camera (selfie): 8MP f/2.2
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP), NFC (APAC & EMEA)
  • I/O: 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Battery: 3500 mAh Li-Ion
  • Colors: Blue, White, Gray
  • Price (Philippines): 9990 PHP (~190 USD) 3GB + 32GB

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