HMD Global launches the Nokia 3 V on Verizon for $168

HMD Global launches the Nokia 3 V on Verizon for $168

HMD Global is a rather new addition to the smartphone community, but they have barely shown any signs of it. The company has been on top of things when it comes to security updates thanks, in part, to its choice to stick with an OEM ROM that is close to stock Android. HMD Global has also released a staggering number of smartphones since joining the Android smartphone market, but a lot of these are actually rebranded versions of previously released smartphones. This time a rebranded smartphone will be part of an exclusive partnership with Verizon under the Nokia 3 V name.

Those who have followed along with HMD Global and its release of Nokia-branded smartphones will likely find the press release below to be very familiar. That is because it’s actually a rebranded version of the Nokia 3.2 smartphone. We haven’t yet been given a full list of specs from HMD Global or Verizon Wireless (as of writing this), but the SoC, design, display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and dual rear-camera module all indicate that we’re looking at the Nokia 3.2 right here.

This is a smartphone that HMD Global launched earlier this year as part of the Android One program, and it’s quite competitive in supported markets thanks to the price point. The Nokia 3 V will be available this Friday (August 23rd) in select Verizon stores and on the Verizon Wireless website. The smartphone will retail for $168 and be available as part of a payment plan for $7 a month for 24 months. The highlighted features of the Nokia 3 V seem to be its affordable pricing, its big 6.26-inch HD+ display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SoC, and two-day battery life (presumably the same 4,000mAh battery as the Nokia 3.2).


Nokia 3 V

Nokia 3 V Press Release

Nokia 3 V’s massive screen and two-day battery life makes affordability exciting, launching now on Verizon

Bringing the Google Assistant button, biometric face unlock and the latest Android 9 Pie to your fingertips

NEW YORK, NY, August 20, 2019 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces Nokia 3 V will be available to buy exclusively from Verizon for $168 starting August 23, 2019. Nokia 3 V combines an impressively sized HD+ display for the price with HMD Global’s signature two-day battery life and is powered by the latest Android 9 Pie experience.

Maurizio Angelone, Vice President Americas, HMD Global, said:

“Building upon the launch of the Nokia 2 V on Verizon Prepaid in January, we are so excited to now offer the Nokia 3 V as HMD Global’s first post-paid device on the network. This is the next step in HMD Global’s journey to deliver United States consumers a versatile line up of Nokia phones both unlocked and on their preferred wireless provider.”

“At HMD Global, we believe owning an affordable smartphone shouldn’t mean missing out on exciting features, the latest mobile innovations, and regular updates. With Nokia 3 V, consumers will receive a year and a half of monthly security patches and two OS upgrade guaranteed so that the smartphone with just keeps getting better with time. We also know how important a great display, two-day battery life and biometric face unlock is for many Verizon customers, so we made sure we delivered on these qualities for Nokia 3 V.”

Industry-leading display, better performance, and two-day battery

Taking a holistic view of battery life, Nokia 3 V combines a larger battery than many premium smartphones with efficient hardware and software ingenuity. To squeeze every last drop out of the huge battery, the Adaptive Battery feature introduced in Android 9 Pie manages background applications using AI, learning from user behavior to know when to throttle or increase power to specific apps or processes. It even has enough power to go for two days with an expansive screen. Nokia 3 V features an impressive 6.26” HD+ display so you’ll never struggle and strain to see more of your favorite movies, TV shows, and streams.

Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 429 mobile platform and available with up to 2/16GB memory configuration, the Nokia 3 V will get through tasks with ease and it is also among the first Nokia smartphones to include a notification light – the power button comes to life to alert you of notifications so you know when to unlock your phone and check your apps.

Personalized experience: learns as you use

With the Google Assistant button, Nokia 3 V will revolutionize the way you interact with your smartphone. Simply press once for instant access to the Google Assistant to get directions, make calls, listen to music and get answers to your questions faster than ever before. You can double press to receive a visual overview of your day from the Assistant with intelligent suggestions and personalized information, including transport info, bills that need paying and what you have in your calendar to make sure you never miss a meeting again. By long-pressing the button, you will activate a walkie-talkie mode, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you until you release it for long sentence queries.

Many of the premium features on Nokia 3 V are powered by AI, including face unlock to give you a quick, handsfree way to unlock your smartphone or exclusive Google Assistant actions to open apps quicker, including launching the camera app. The Nokia 3 V also lets you access your Google Assistant without unlocking your phone, after opting-in through your settings, you’ll be able to perform basic tasks like setting a timer, scheduling reminders, playing music or asking it questions.

The best of Android, now available on Verizon

The Nokia 3 V joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android family, delivering a high-quality experience and the best of Android available on Verizon. The device comes with a year and a half of monthly security patches and two OS upgrades guaranteed. These software updates ensure your experience gets better with new features and capabilities over time. In addition, Nokia smartphones on Android offer great storage and battery life with no hidden processes and the latest Android innovations to allow users to stay ahead of the game.

The Nokia 3 V launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box. Android 9 Pie includes AI-powered features to make your device smarter, faster and adapt to your behavior as you use it, so your smartphone experience gets better with time. The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often, and App Actions predicts what you’re about to do so you can get to your next action quickly. These features further streamline your device’s functionality and your overall Android experience.

Nokia 3 V comes with easy access to helpful innovative services including Google Photos[i] with free unlimited high-quality photo storage. The Nokia 3 V is also great for professionals, as it is validated by the Android Enterprise Recommended program and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device for secure access.


The Nokia 3 V comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM and is available in Blue. It will be available on August 23, 2019, in select Verizon stores and on for $7 a month for 24 months on Verizon device payment (0% APR, $168 retail).

[i] Free storage at high quality, requires Google account and internet connection.

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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.