HMD Global has confirmed that the budget Nokia 3.1 smartphone, featuring Android One, is set to arrive in Australia next month.
The handset, which was unveiled earlier this year alongside the Nokia 5.1 and 2.1, is the fourth device from Nokia to be part of the Android One family, which offers a streamlined, stock Android experience without any of the added apps and skins that third-party manufacturers often bundle their devices with.
Mark Trundle, country manager for Australia and New Zealand at HMD Global, said that with the Nokia 3 already proving an “extremely successful” part of the brand's smartphone lineup in Australia, the new model offers the perfect balance between power and design, as well as being the most affordable Android One smartphone to date.
“We believe everyone should have access to the most useful, dependable and future-proof smartphones in the world,” he continued. “Aussies can experience the latest Google innovations like Google Assistant and Google Photos, as well as enjoy more storage and battery-maximising features that continue the Nokia legacy.”
The Nokia 3.1 features an 18:9 ratio, 5.2 inch HD+ display protected by Gorilla Glass, as well as an upgraded 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus.
Under the hood, it features a MediaTek 6750 octa-core chipset, which gives users twice the processor cores and a 50 per cent performance boost compared with the previous generation, as well as 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage space.
In Australia, the Nokia 3.1 will cost $249 and comes in a choice of colours, with buyers able to select between Black and Chrome, White and Iron, and Blue and Copper. It will be available from August 2nd at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.