Thanks to the Android One branding, all the newer Nokia devices have slowly been upgrading to the latest Android Pie. This is a very impressive feat for a brand that is less than two years in the market. For the first time, Nokia, HMD rather, is making sure all its promises were meant to be done.
As of now, there are only six Nokia handsets that are running on Pie. The Nokia 7 Plus, which had access to Android Pie beta since May 2018, has received its Pie update last September. The premium midrangers, Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus, followed in October. Nokia 7.1 in November, and the old flagship Nokia 8 just earlier this month. The Nokia 8.1, however, was shipped with Android Pie.
The latest information tells that the next Nokia to get its piece of Pie is the budget Nokia 3.1. The device was spotted by Android Soul in Geekbench running on the latest Google firmware. Though it comes as no surprise as the Nokia 3.1 s among the crowd favorite Nokia phones. Unfortunately, there is no mention when the firmware update will roll out for the device. But once testing is done, HMD will surely make it all available for users.
The Nokia 3.1 is the latest iteration of last year’s budget Nokia 3. Unlike its predecessor, the Nokia 3.1 offers a slightly larger 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, in HD+ resolution. It also comes with a tall aspect 18:9 aspect ratio, compared to the 16:9 of the last year. The processor has also been upgraded to the MediaTek MT6750, now with either 2 or 3GB of RAM. It is also now available in 16GB and 32GB models, compared to the restrictive 16GB of the Nokia 3 (2017).
For the imaging, the Nokia 3.1 now has 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. Thanks to the new processor, it now has HDR capture, panorama, and support for up to 1080p full HD video recording at 30fps. On the front, the Nokia 3.1 still has an 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 lens. The auto-focus is now unavailable for the module though.