After a series of events were called-off after taking into consideration the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), HMD-owned Nokia earlier announced an online-only announcement to unveil its latest offerings for the year that would have otherwise made an appearance at this year’s MWC. And today, via a live stream, the company officially announced four new smartphones, the Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3, Nokia 1.3, and the Nokia 5310. Among these, the Nokia 8.3 comes with 5G connectivity, making it the first Nokia phone to come with 5G. Let’s dive in and check out the device in detail.
Nokia 8.3 5G: Design and Display
The Nokia 8.3 features an all-glass design with a punch-hole cutout on the front and a quad-camera setup on the rear, arranged in a circular arrangement. Towards the front, the phone has a 6.81-inch PureDisplay with FHD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a hole-punch cutout to house the front camera. Nokia 8.3 comes in only one colorway: Polar Night.
Nokia 8.3 5G: Performance
At its core, the handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor that offers 5G connectivity with NSA/SA and DSS support. Besides, there is 6GB / 8GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 400GB with microSD card). To power the internals, the phone includes a 4500mAh battery. As for other hardware specifications, the Nokia 8.3 features 5G NSA/SA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC for connectivity, along with a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for authentication and a dedicated Google Assistant Button. On the software front, the device runs on Android 10 out of the box.
Nokia 8.3 5G: Camera
For optics, the Nokia 8.3 sports a quad-camera setup on the rear, with an LED flash, arranged in a circular arrangement. The setup includes a 64MP primary (ZEISS) sensor with f/1.89 aperture, accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 120° FoV, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. On the front, there is a 24MP ZEISS sensor with f/2.0 aperture, housed within the hole-punch cutout, for selfies.
Nokia 8.3 5G: Pricing and Availability
The Nokia 8.3 5G comes in two configurations: 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB, priced at 599 Euros (~ 638 USD) and 649 Euros (~ 692 USD), respectively. As for the availability, the device will be available globally starting summer.