HMD Global has a roadmap for India and the brand, unlike previous years is taking a steady approach when it comes to launching their products. After debuting the Nokia 4.2, which was well received, HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia is all set to announce a new handset. The next handset to be announced is most likely the Nokia 3.2, which in all likelihood is the successor to the Nokia 3.1 and it will be priced just below the Nokia 4.2; making it the manufacturer’s entry-level smartphone going forward.
HMD Global has taken to Twitter to tease the upcoming smartphone and from the looks of it, the handset will come with a larger display as opposed to the Nokia 4.2. Details are scarce as of now regarding what product will be making its way to India; however, the Nokia 3.2 was first shown off at the Mobile World Congress 2019 held earlier this year giving us a fair idea of the specifications that will be found on the handset.
To start off, the Nokia 3.2 should be priced below the Nokia 4.2 which went on sale for Rs 10,999 thus making the new device’s pricing well below Rs 10,000. We guesstimate that the Nokia 3.2 should be in and around the Rs 8,000 area in order to take on market leaders such as Xiaomi and Realme.
The Nokia 3.2, once launched will come with a 6.2-inch waterdrop notched HD+ LCD display and it will retain the main characteristics of the Nokia 4.2 by having a dedicated Google Assistant button and a Power button that doubles up as a breathing notification LED light. The handset comes with a plastic unibody design and will sport a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The rear will feature a single camera setup that’s 13MP with an F/2.2 aperture that’s assisted by an LED flash. Up-front, there will be a 5MP camera that supports Face Unlock.
Elaborating on the LED illuminated Power button, Nokia has added this useful feature in order to be seen even when its placed on its rear or face. This was one feature of the Nokia 4.2 that we appreciated and we certainly welcome it back with this upcoming model. Being a low-cost device, the Nokia 3.2 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SoC that’s paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The handset will feature either 16GB or 32GB of storage depending on the RAM configuration and the storage can be expanded a further 400GB by way of a microSD card.
The other major USP of this handset apart from the large display is the 4000mAh battery that’s found here. HMD Global promises a two-day battery life on a single top-up making it quite an alluring option. Lastly, once launched, the handset will run on a stock Android 9 OS because it will be based on the Android One platform. And being an Android One handset, you can expect timely security updates and most likely support for Android 10 Q once it becomes available.
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