HMD has announced its first 5G phone, the Nokia 8.3 5G, alongside a collection of other midrange and budget handsets that include the Nokia 5.3, Nokia 1.3
Nokia 8.3 5G
Nokia 8.3 5G features a huge 6.81-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display with HMD Global’s PureDisplay technology, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 2400 x 1080p resolution. It is the standard 60Hz panel as opposed to the high refresh rate panels. We’re seeing on many phones these days. There’s also a punch-hole cutout on the top-left if you hadn’t noticed already.
Beyond the camera, the Nokia 8.3 5G features a 6.81-inch display that HMD says is able to adjust itself to your ambient lighting conditions, and it can also upscale SDR footage to HDR. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 765G and has a 4,500mAh battery. Oh, and the fingerprint sensor is built into its power button, which is a feature we’ve been pretty fond of in the past. The HMD-built Nokia 8.3 5G will retail for €599 (around $650 / £553) for the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, or €649 (around $695 / £595) for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The company says it expects it to go on sale starting this summer.
Starting off with the design, Nokia 5.3 features a composite back panel (a fancy word to hide the fact that it’s actually plastic) with a circular quad-camera system and a physical fingerprint sensor. There’s a 6.55-inch HD+ IPS LCD display, with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1600 pixels resolution.
Nokia 5.3 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. The device runs Android 10 out-of-the-box but the Android One. Branding now seems to be missing in action.
Nokia 5.3 also comes equipped with a quad-camera system, which includes a 13MP f/1.8 primary sensor, 5MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. There’s also the 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera that’s housed in the waterdrop notch up-top.
The smartphone includes a 4,000mAh battery, with a 10W (5V/2A) charger bundled in the box. Nokia 5.3 will be available in three color variants – Cyan, Black, and Sand. It will have an average price of 189 euros (around Rs. 15,000).It will go on sale sometime in April.
This device is powered by the Snapdragon 215 chipset, coupled with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage (expandable up to 400GB via microSD card slot). It runs Android 10 (Go Edition) out-of-the-box and is the first device to come with this new lighter version of Android.
Nokia 1.3 features a single camera both on the front and back and they are 5MP and 8MP respectively. You have an LED flash on the rear but the highlight here is the Camera Go app. Which tells you the number of shots left and lets you capture portrait shots.
It will be available in three color variants namely Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal. It will go on sale sometime in early April at an average price of 95 euros (around Rs. 7,599) but there’s currently no info on when any of the three smartphones will arrive in India. Stay tuned for more information.