Nokia X5 launched as impressively cheap iPhone X rival - 5.1 Plus incoming?

Nokia 3.1

No word yet when it will launch as the Nokia 5.1 Plus or if it will actually be sold in the U.S., but it would make it one of the more affordable Nokia phones in the market if it does. The smartphone is priced at Rs 10,499 and will be available both online - on Paytm Mall and Nokia website as well as offline mobile retailers across the country from July 21. Additionally, Idea and Vodafone user will get two interesting offers. Customers purchasing the Nokia 3.1 Android One smartphone from retail outlets can get 10% cashback on recharges and bill payments by scanning the PayTM mall QR code.

As mentioned above, the Nokia 3.1 comes in three colours and the company has launched only the variant with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

After launching it in the Chinese market, speculations signal towards the possible launch of Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) sometime around the month of September in India. There is also a cashback of 5 percent on purchase using ICICI Bank Credit or Debit Card. On recharge of Rs 149, customers will get 1GB data daily along with unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day with a validity of 28 days.

Nokia 3.1 will run Android One and will be eligible for the Android P update. The device sports 5.2-inch IPS display with HD+ (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The front panel has Corning Gorilla Glass layered on top for added protection.


The Nokia 3.1 is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750N SoC along with Mali T860 GPU.

In terms of camera, budget Nokia handset features a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera. The phone comes in White/Iron, Blue/Copper, and Black/Chrome variants. It comes with 16GB of built-in storage, supports expandable storage up to 128GB. Battery capacity under the hood of the phone is capped at 2,990mAh.

The front-facing sensor is rolling with a 8MP, f/2.2 combo, with an 80-degree field of view to pack more into your selfies - great if you're surrounded by friends or just really into your backgrounds.

For connectivity options, the Nokia 3.1 has a 3.5mm audio jack, Micro USB 2.0, LTE Cat4, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, and Beidou.

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