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CAPE TOWN - HMD Global has launched its Nokia 3.1 smartphone in South Africa.

The Nokia 3.1 has a 5.2-inch 1,440 x 720 LCD display and an aluminium frame with a plastic back.

The phone comes with a Mediatek MT6750 octa-core CPU and 2GB of RAM with 16GB internal storage.

Storage can be expanded up to 256GB as a microSD slot is present with the device. 

It also has a 13MP primary camera at the rear and an 8MP font-facing camera, with charging via a microUSB connection.

The device also features Android 8.0.

“Nokia 3.1 is our 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,” said HMD Global.

The Nokia 3.1 is part of the Android One programme, meaning it should receive operating system updates faster than other Android smartphones.

HMD Global said the Nokia 3.1 will be sold by Vodacom, MTN and leading South African retailers for a recommended price of R2,299.

The device will be available in the following colour combinations. : Blue/Copper and Black/Chrome.