HMD Global today announced an entry level Android smartphone named Nokia 3. Nokia 3 marks the cheapest phone in HMD’s Nokia-branded Android series. Nevertheless, Nokia 3 is beautifully designed like expensier Nokia 5 and 6, with body made of aluminum 6000. Its 5 inch screen has great visibility at high sunlight thanks to the polarizator, and is bright up to 450 nits. The key specifications are:
Dimensions: 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm (8.68mm with camera hump)
Display: 5-inch HD (1280x720p) screen, 2,5D Gorilla glass, polarizator
Processor: (MediaTek) MTK 6737, Quad-core 1.3Ghz
Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB internal + MicroSD
Camera: 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, LED flash, back + 5MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84 degrees front
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
Colors:Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White
Connection: Micro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139.
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At a price point of just €139, Nokia 3 is one of the most impressive devices in terms of design and build quality we will see this year. The phone is “beautifully crafted and sculpted polycarbonate body, a solid-feeling aluminium frame, carefully finished details, and optimized performance for everyday use”, Nokia assures us. The phone is 8.48mm thick (8.68mm with camera bump), and packs a 2650mAh battery.
It features a 5-inch HD screen, covered with 2.5D Gorilla Glass and with a 450 nits brightness. On the back we have an 8MP shooter, as well as on the front of the device.
The OS is Android 7.0 Nougat, and HMD promised to release monthly updates for the device.
Nokia 3, as well as 5, and 6, will be available sometime in Q2 this year.