New sub-$200 Nokia phones are Verizon and Cricket exclusives

CNET | 1/25/2019 | Scott Stein
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The Nokia 3.1 Plus, a Cricket-exclusive LTE phone.

Get ready for a wave of new Nokia-branded budget phones. Finnish startup HMD Global has rebooted the Nokia brand over the last few years, releasing a number of Android Nokia smartphones available unlocked. HMD is now trying to push into North America even more with its first carrier-exclusive US and Canadian phones, arriving over the next week.

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Cricket's exclusive new Nokia phone, the Nokia 3.1 Plus, looks like the more interesting of the two. At $160, it's a basic 5.99-inch display Android LTE phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 3500 mAh battery, and, ambitiously, a rear dual camera that can take bokeh-effect portrait photos (13MP/5MP, but no extra optical zoom). It also has a rear fingerprint sensor, NFC and Google Pay, a feature set that Cricket doesn't usually offer on phones in this price range. 32GB of onboard storage can be expanded via...
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