Last year, HMD Global announced that all of its smartphones going forward will be part of the Android One program that promises at least two Android OS upgrades and regular security patches. So far, the company has lived up to this promise, at least apart from the few Android Go devices it has on the market.
However, beginning next week, HMD will start selling non-Android One variants of the Nokia 3.1 in the U.S. via AT&T and Cricket Wireless. The former carrier calls it Nokia 3.1 A while the latter has labeled the same device as Nokia 3.1 C, but other than losing the Android One branding, the two are the same device that came out over a year ago running Android Oreo.
AT&T will have the Nokia 3.1 A in stock by June 10th while the Nokia 3.1 C will begin selling four days later, but for now, we don’t know their pricing details. When it arrived, the Nokia 3.1 was priced at about $160, so this should give us a rough idea of what to expect.
As for the specs, both phones have a 5.45-inch 18:9 LCD screen with an HD+ resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 chipset (original Nokia 3.1 has a MediaTek MT6750 chipset), 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, an 8MP main shooter (instead of 13MP on the original model) and a 5MP selfie camera.
The variant on AT&T will be sold in Black and will also be available through select Walmart stores while its counterpart will be sold in White.
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