HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the new Nokia 3.1 will be available from Saturday, 28 July.

The aluminium Nokia 3.1 typifies the quality and craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia smartphone and joins the Android One family. It’s also endorsed by Google as a best-in-class experience across hardware and software for its price point.

The new Nokia 3.1 features an anodised machined metal frame and sculpted glass display deliver the perfect combination for both stand-out looks and comfortable feel in the hand. Metal accents are matched with dual diamond cuts for a premium finish.

Nokia 3.1 is HMD Global’s most affordable 18:9 smartphone, delivering the same screen ratio you get on modern flagships to give you more content with a single glance in a slim device frame – which makes it just the right size for single-handed use.

It now packs a larger 5.2-inch HD+ display which is protected by damage resistant 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to keep it beautiful for longer.

The Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, giving twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation so your phone can keep up with you.

Featuring an upgraded 13MP auto-focus rear camera, Nokia 3.1 captures the memories that you’ll want to relive over and over while the wide-angle front camera fits more into every selfie.

Thanks to its full set of sensors – usually only found on premium phones – the Nokia 3.1 runs the latest apps and features effortlessly. Make the most out of popular augmented reality (AR) apps like Pokémon Go, pay securely and easily with Google Pay and capture the whole scene with panoramic imaging.

“As we continue to add to our portfolio of innovative, high-performing smartphones, we are also making sure there’s a Nokia smartphone for everyone – from devices that offer users top of the range features and performance; to ones that deliver a perfect harmony of design and performance accessible to all, such as the Nokia 3.1 – without having to compromise on quality.”

Nokia 3.1 enters the Android One family where it joins the comprehensive range of Nokia smartphones already delivering an experience designed by Google that offers more storage and battery life out of the box, as well as the latest AI-powered innovations from Google.

Nokia 3.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme.

It also ships with Android Oreo out of the box which will allow you to enjoy the latest features, including Google Assistant, Google Lens, Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use. The Nokia 3.1 comes ready for Android P.

In Singapore, the Nokia 3.1 will be available through sole distributor A-Mobile – at all Courts, Challenger, Best Denki, Mustafa, Sprint Cass, Gain City, Handphoneshop, 3Mobile and selected A-Mobile authorised retailers, as well as online at LAZADA and Handphoneshop.com.

It comes in three colours: black, blue and white, 3GB/32GB; and a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$249.