Nokia 3.1 goes up for pre-order in the US for $159

Two weeks ago, HMD announced a trio of new smartphones, the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1. Back then we assumed only the Nokia 2.1 will make it to the US because it was the only one with a price tag in dollars.

Alas, that isn’t the case, as the Nokia 3.1 just went up for pre-sale in the US at Amazon. The phone is available in Black, Blue and White and (although this one is listed as out of stock) is compatible with GSM networks. This means it will work on T-Mobile or AT&T, but not on Verizon.

The Nokia 3.1 is priced at $159, and while you can pre-order it now, orders will start going out on July 2.

The Nokia 3.1 is made from a single 600 Series Aluminum block

Surprisingly, the Nokia 3 has been HDM’s biggest success out of all of its Nokia devices. So now the company is providing customers with the follow-up which it hopes will be just as popular.

At a glance, you’ll notice the Nokia 3.1 comes with a longer, stretched-out body. That’s because it no longer has a 16:9 aspect ratio display, but an 18:9 one. Unfortunately, resolution is still pretty low at 1280 x 720.

On the inside, the Nokia 3.1 takes advantage of a MediaTek 6750 octa-core processor, which brings a 50% power boost from the Nokia 3. The main camera has been upgraded to from 8-megapixel to 13-megapixel.

Amazon is selling a version of the Nokia 3.1 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. But HMD will also offer a variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage in select markets.

Other specs include a 2,990 mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo. Note here that the Nokia 3.1 is an Android One device which means buyers will get a pure Android experience and fast updates. HMD promises it will deliver three years of monthly security updates and two years of major OS updates.