The entry-level Nokia 3 (TA-1038) has been certified by the FCC. Expected to launch in, India, Middle East, Africa, Asian Pacific and Europe markets sometime next quarter (May seems to be the best guess), the phone should be priced at the equivalent of $150 USD. The device is in the process of being pre-ordered in Germany and the Netherlands; while the FCC visit is no guarantee of a U.S. launch for the device, it still bodes well for those stateside Nokia fans hoping to snag the Nokia 3.
The Nokia 3 should come with a Gorilla Glass protected 5-inch display, carrying a 720 x 1280 (HD) resolution. Powering the handset is a MediaTek MT6737 chipset with a quad-core 1.4GHz CPU and the Mali T-720 MP2 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native, expandable storage. Those needing additional storage can access the 256GB capacity microSD slot. The rear-facing and front-facing 8MP cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture. A 2650 mAh battery fuels the device, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.
The U.S. bands that will support the Nokia 3 in the states include LTE bands 2, 4, 7, 12 and 38. The U.S. version of the phone will come with VoLTE, a fingerprint scanner, NFC and four color options (Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White).
Check out some images of the Nokia 3, along with some of the documents that were part of the FCC filing. Simply click on the slideshow below.
source: FCC via NPU