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The Nokia 3.1 officially arrives (Update: U.K. release announced)

HMD initially launched the Nokia 3.1 in late May during an event in Russia, and then launched in the U.S. Now, it's arrived in the U.K.

Published onJuly 16, 2018

Nokia 3.1 smartphone

Update 07/16/2018 at 11:49 A.M. EST: Back in June, HMD Global announced the U.S. launch of the Nokia 3.1. Today, we are happy to announce that the device is also coming to the U.K. starting…now.

The Nokia 3.1 will retail for 149 pounds (~$197) and will be available at Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2, John Lewis, Amazon, and Argos. The U.S. and U.K. versions are pretty much identical, so the information below applies to today’s announcement as well.

We couldn’t find any live listings for the device yet, but it’s likely available in-store now. We’ll update this post with direct links to buy the phone in the U.K. once we find them.

Original Article (06/25/18): When HMD Global announced the Nokia 3.1, the company kept quiet on whether the phone would make it to the U.S. HMD Global finally answered that question today, when the company officially announced the Nokia 3.1 for the U.S.

The phone will be available from Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo starting July 2 for $159. There are links at the bottom of the article for each retailer’s listings.

The announcement might not surprise some people, since we already saw the Nokia 3.1 available for pre-order through Amazon and B&H Photo. Still, we no longer have to wonder if the phone will officially be sold in the U.S., with warranty and all.

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As a recap, the Nokia 3.1 features a 5.2-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1,440 x 720 resolution, 13MP primary camera, octa-core MediaTek MT6755 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 2,990mAh battery, and a headphone jack.

Even though there is a version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, HMD Global made no mention of it in the press release we received via email. It looks like it may not be available in the U.S.

The Nokia 3.1 is also part of the Android One program. In addition to running a clean build of Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone will receive two years of major updates and three years of monthly security updates.

You can find the Nokia 3.1 at the links below. The phone is available in Blue and Copper, Black and Chrome, and White and Iron. We will update the post once Best Buy lists the phone on its site.

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