The recent scenario from the smartphone genre states of HMD Global announcing two new Nokia phones in India. These include the Nokia 8110 4G ‘Banana’ phone and the Nokia 3.1 Plus. Out of these, the first is a brand new Nokia smartphone which has its debut in the country, and the second one a nostalgia-fueled feature phone that was first announced way back at MWC 2018 in February. However, both of these i.e. the Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 8110 4G “Banana Phone” have been launched in the country and thus have confirmed their place in the budget segment.
Now to know more, the Nokia 3.1 Plus has been priced at ₹11,499 for the 3GB + 32GB model and also would be available starting from October 19 on both offline and online stores. Airtel customers would be entitled to 1TB of data on purchasing the Nokia 3.1 Plus. However, the Nokia 8110 4G feature phone slots much lower at ₹5,999. This banana phone would be available from October 24 and HMD is tying up with Reliance Jio for some offers as well. Also, this Nokia 3.1 Plus would be available in color variants of Blue, Baltic and White colors.
Nokia 3.1 Plus: Specifications
The Nokia 3.1 is launched minus the notch. In addition, there is also a 6-inch full screen HD+ display with narrow but symmetrical bezels on the top and bottom. The rear panel has a metal-like finish rather than glass as seen on the more expensive Plus phones from HMD. JMD has also added some silver accents around camera module and fingerprint sensor.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset coupled with up to 3GB of RAM. In addition, users might as well avail up to 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via micro SD card up to 400GB. Also, this is an Android One device that ships with Android 8.1 Oreo and also refers to the fact that the phone should get updated to Android 9 Pie soon enough.
The budget smartphone boasts of a dual camera setup on the back with a 13MP + 5MP configuration with f/2.0 aperture for the primary sensor. On the front, the Nokia 3.1 Plus gets an 8MP f/2.2 sensor. The handset also houses a 3,500mAh battery, weighing around 180 grams.
Nokia 8110 4G: Specifications
The new model of Nokia 8110 4G largely brings the same banana form factor and slider cover that protects the keyboard. The Nokia 8110 4G would be available in color variants of Traditional Black and Banana Yellow, when it goes on sale. The slider would allow users to answer a call and end it. The feature phone runs Smart Feature OS based on KaiOS and comes preloaded with a revamped Snake game that was also seen on the Nokia 3310 last year. There is also a availability of a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 2-megapixel camera on the back.
Speaking of the more updated features, the Nokia 8110 4G would allow users to import contacts and syncvv calendar through Gmail and Outlook. Additionally, the Nokia 8110 4G houses a 1500mAh battery that offers up to 25 days of standby time and up to 9.32 hours of talk time (VoLTE call). The feature phone is powered by dual-core 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Lastly, connectivity options here include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/AGPS, micro-USB 2.0, FM, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.