Nokia 3

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Nokia 3
Nokia 3 camera.jpg
DeveloperHMD Global
SloganBeautiful simplicity[1]
First released13 June 2017; 23 months ago (2017-06-13)
PredecessorNokia XL
SuccessorNokia 3.1 / Nokia 3 (2018)
RelatedNokia 2
Nokia 5
Nokia 6
Nokia 7
Nokia 8
Dimensions143.4 mm (5.65 in) H
71.4 mm (2.81 in) W
8.48 mm (0.334 in) D
8.68 mm (0.342 in) D (including camera bump)
Mass140 g
Operating systemOriginal: Android 7.1.1 "Nougat"
Current: Android 9 "Pie"
System on chipMediaTek MT6737
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory2 GB
Storage16 GB
Removable storagemicroSDXC, expandable up to 256 GB
Battery2,630 mAh Non-removable, Li-ion
Data inputsMulti-touch screen
Ambient light sensor
Digital Compass
Proximity sensor
Display5.0 in (130 mm) diagonal IPS LCD, with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
1280x720 px
16:9 aspect ratio
Rear camera8 MP AF, 1.12 µm pixel size, f/2 aperture, LED Flash
Front camera8 MP AF, 1.12 µm, f/2 aperture, FOV 84 degrees
Sound3.5 mm jack Single speaker
ConnectivityMicro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
WebsiteNokia 3

Nokia 3 is a Nokia-branded budget Android smartphone from the Finnish company, HMD Global.

Nokia 3 is currently the second-most affordable smartphone by HMD. It launched with Android Noguat 7.1.1 and has been updated to Android Pie 9.0.[2] The phone uses a MediaTek system on a chip MT6737, and features a polycarbonate back shell with a metal frame; a similar styling cue as the Nokia Lumia 925.

HMD is providing monthly software updates to the phone to help keep users secure.[3]

Due to the relatively affordable price, Nokia 3 is seen as a spiritual successor to the Nokia X family that was released back in 2014.



The Nokia 3 has a 5.0-inch LTPS IPS LCD display, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded using microSD cards up to 256 GB. The phone has a 2630 mAh Li-Ion battery, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 8 MP front-facing camera with auto-focus. It is available in Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White colors[4].


Nokia 3 is shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat and is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie. In 2018 HMD GLOBAL reported one more year of support for all its android devices.

Oreo beta was available for Nokia 3 from February 26, 2018. Final Oreo release for Nokia 3 came on April 12, 2018.

On December 20, 2018, Nokia published the update to Oreo 8.1.[5]

On June 3, 2019, Nokia published the update to Pie 9.0.


It was announced on 26 February 2017, a day before Mobile World Congress started, along with the higher-end Nokia 6 (global variant), lower-end Nokia 5, and a new version of the Nokia 3310.

The Nokia 3 was released in India on 13 June 2017.[6][7] It was released in United Kingdom on 12 July 2017.[8]


  1. ^ "Nokia 3". Nokia. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ Sarvikas, Juho (2019-06-03). "The wait is over! Keeping up with our promise of 2 years of Android updates, Nokia 3 (2017) is now officially running on Android 9 Pie! Step up to Nokia smartphones, they Just Keep Getting Better! #GetSmart". @sarvikas. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  3. ^ Abner, Li (26 February 2017). "Nokia announces 3 Android phones w/ Google Assistant, promise of stock OS, fast updates". 9to5 Google. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Nokia 3 Specifications". GSM Arena. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Burduli, George (21 Dec 2018). "Nokia 3 is now receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update". xda-developers. Retrieved 27 Dec 2018.
  6. ^ "Nokia 6, 5 and 3 launched in India: Price, specs and availability". The Economic Times. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  7. ^ "HMD Global launches Nokia 3, 5, and 6 in India". Android Police. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  8. ^ Hall, Chris. "Nokia confirms UK release dates and prices for Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6". Pocket-lint. Pocket-lint Limited. Retrieved 5 March 2018.