HMD Global has announced that the new Nokia 3.1 is available to buy from MTN, Vodacom and leading retailers for R2 299.00 

The Nokia 3.1 features an anodised machined metal frame and sculpted glass display matched with dual diamond cuts for a premium finish.

The 18:9 smartphone delivers the same screen ratio as modern flagships, with a larger 5.2-inch HD+ display protected by damage-resistant 2,5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, offering twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation. It also features an upgraded 13MP auto-focus rear camera and a wide-angle front camera.

Nokia 3.1 is entering the Android One family, offering 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.