The Nokia 3 V could launch soon as Verizon’s latest budget offering

In an effort to increase Nokia’s presence in the United States, back in January HMD Global – the company in charge of developing Nokia smartphones – partnered up with Verizon to release the Nokia 2 V.

The budget smartphone costs just $69.99 and isn’t going to grab headlines anytime soon. However, it’s a cheap way of testing the market’s interest in Nokia devices. And from what can be seen, things are going extremely smoothly. 

According to tipster Evan Blass, Verizon and HMD Global are now moving ahead with the development of yet another smartphone. Dubbed the Nokia 3 V, the smartphone will presumably be a Verizon-only version of the recently-announced Nokia 3.2.

If this is indeed the case, a large 6.3-inch notched display paired with a glass and aluminum construction is to be expected. In addition to this, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie sensor are on the cards too.

As for the inside of the device, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 429 is to be expected alongside two storage configurations. The cheapest model includes 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, but if this isn’t enough, a slightly pricier variant with twice the storage and 3GB of RAM is on its way.

The Nokia 3.2 is expected to hit shelves sometime during the second quarter. Pricing for the US has already been announced as $139 (2/16GB) and $169 (3/32GB), although it’s unclear if Verizon will reduce this further once it releases its variant.

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