HMD Global has launched another device the Nokia 3.2 which is supposedly a successor to the Nokia 3.1 launched in May last year. Unlike its predecessor, Nokia 3.2 features a bigger 6.26-inch HD+ display. Nokia stated that the bigger display screen is a move to ensure you ‘never struggle and strain to see more of your favorite movies, TV shows, and streams.’
To power the large display that dominates 83% of the phone’s front, a 4000mAh battery is stocked inside. Mark Misumi, HMD Business Manager East Africa during the launch affirmed the company’s deepest concerns on battery life which were catered for in the Nokia 3.2.
He stated that Nokia 3.2 offers a maximum standby time of two days thanks to the massive battery and Android Pie’s Adaptive battery feature. But since we haven’t tried that yet we’ll take it by their words.
Similar to other handsets by HMD, Nokia 3.2 is also part of Google’s Android One program and runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Being part of Android One, Nokia guarantees to provide two years of software updates (two major Android OS updates) and three years of monthly security updates.
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The device should offer a better experience for starters which incorporates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 mobile chip and runs on either 2 or 3 gigs of RAM. The device will be available in two models, a 2/16GB and a 3/32GB model.
For easier personalized interaction, the device features a dedicated Google Assistant Button on the side. This enables quick access and helps in performing quick actions like getting directions, making calls, listening to music, and even get answers to your queries in a faster way without the need of unlocking your device.
The dedicated button brings more advantages enabling you to perform long sentence searches by holding the button, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you till you release the button.
Nokia 3.2 also brings a personalized experience like AI, which enables terrific features like face unlock and also boosts overall battery management. Speaking at the launch on Friday Mark Sumi stated the company’s dedication to cut on costs of smartphones while still offering the consumer a premium based experience.
“We have put everything you expect from the latest smartphone into an affordable package, from biometric face unlock and AI-powered features like Adaptive Battery to a more modern and personal way to interact with your smartphone through the dedicated Google Assistant button. You won’t be held back by the Nokia 3.2.” he stated.
The Nokia 3.2 is available at Safaricom stores and other retail shops though I personally haven’t spotted the device at any online store in Kenya as per now. (12:04 3rd June)