A Finnish smartphone manufacturer, HMD Global has announced 4 new Nokia-branded handsets, including its first-ever 5G phone. The announcement presents new Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone specially focused on its 5G elements of the handset. The Nokia 8.3 5G is a slightly cheaper alternative to the top flagship of phone manufacturer. But, it shouldn’t be considered a top-end flagship device designed to replace the Nokia 9 PureView. The screen’s FHD+ resolution is 1080 x 2400, which is a pixel density of 386 pixels per inch. The design is similar to what we’ve seen from HMD Global’s Nokia handsets in previous years with a metal edge and Gorilla Glass on the rear of the phone.
Nokia 8.3 5G comes with a refracted light design that gives it a unique look and it’s only available in blue. The fingerprint sensor is housed within the power button that sits on the side of the handset. It allows turning the phone on and unlock it with one press. 5G is the major feature and the company is referring to this as the world’s first Global 5G smartphone. HMD Global claims the new handset is the first smartphone supporting the most 5G bands. The company is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 chipset. It allows 5G connectivity, but supposedly don’t provide impressive processing compared to the flagship Snapdragon 865 chipset.
The new handset will come either 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. The phone has a 24MP selfie shooter on the front including a new mode called Action Cam Mode to capture smooth video. The rear camera on this device has a 64MP f/1.89 as main camera and a 12MP ultra wide with an aperture of f/2.2. There’s also a 2MP depth sensor working alongside a 2MP macro and micro-SD support for cards up to 400GB. The Nokia 8.3 5G is also capable of filming in 4K video. The device comes with Android 10 by default, a USB-C charging port, and a 4,500 mAh battery inside the phone. The release date details for the Nokia 8.3 5G aren’t currently available but the company has confirmed during the summer.