The original Nokia 3 is disappointing at most part. Yes, it’s cheap. But with its asking price, there are way better options in the market that is worth a pick. We’ve even heard some users claiming the lag on the Nokia 3 is unbearable. All thanks to its mediocre MediaTek chip.
But HMD has learned its lesson. Last year, we were presented with a new Nokia 3 iteration. The new Nokia 3.1 features a modern 18:9 aspect ratio display, better camera, chipset, and of course, Android One logo. Now, this year, HMD is stepping up more its 3-lineup.
During the product launch at MWC yesterday, the company announced the second successor to the Nokia 3. Not only does it have a revamped the design, but internals too!
The new Nokia 3.2 has a bigger display at 6.26-inch, with a display notch on the top reminiscence of the dewdrop notch from other manufacturers. It is an HD+ resolution TFT LCD panel, in a taller 18:9 aspect ratio. For the first time for the 3-lineup, the Nokia 3.2 will be a utilizung Snapdragon chipset. It’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SoC, with either 2GB or 3GB RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. It is also expandable via MicroSD card slot.
For the imaging, the Nokia 3.2 has a 13-megapixel rear-sensor with f/2.2 lens. Of course, it also have a LED flash. On the front, there will be a 5-megapixel camera for selfies. Nothing too fancy.
One of the best upgrades yet is the addition of the fingerprint sensor. That if you opt for the 32GB variant. There is also a proprietary Face Unlock feature which may not be as secure as Apple’s Face ID but can get the job done. Other feature includes a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side, and finally, a notification light on a power button.
The Nokia 3.2 will be available in Black and Steel color variant. Retail starts in May, starting at only 139 USD for the 2GB/16GB model. If you want extra memory and a fingerprint sensor, it will be worth it to pick the 3GB/32GB model for only 169 USD.
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