HMD Global announces debut 5G Nokia device

What Mobile
March 20, 2020

Mid- and low-tier smartphones, and ‘originals’ feature phone also announced

HMD Global has announced its first 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G, as well as a new mid-tier and low-tier smartphone.

Additionally, HMD Global CEO Florian Seiche claimed that the vendor had gained market share in the last quarter, and revealed plans for the Nokia brand to make a re-entry into the Brazilian market later this year.

Nokia 8.3 5G

HMD’s first 5G smartphone has a 6.8-inch display and runs on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G platform. It has a Quad-camera PureView setup from Zeiss and has a 4,500mAh battery. HMD guarantees two days of battery life.

The camera setup comprises a 64MP lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens, with a 24MP front camera.

It comes in 6GB RAM/64GB ROM and 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variants, with MicroSD support for up to 400GB. It will feature in the upcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die.

Nokia 5.3

HMD also claims that the 5.3 has two days of battery life, with a 4,000mAh battery. The 5.3 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 platform, and comes in 3GB, 4GB and 6GB RAM variants, with either 64GB or 128GB or ROM.

It has a 6.5-inch display, and a quad-camera setup, with a 13MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro and 2MP depth lens, with an 8MP front camera. It has night and portrait modes.

Nokia 1.3

The 1.3 is the most budget-friendly smartphone announced by HMD, which claims to have sold five million devices in the range worldwide. It runs on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 215 platform with a 3,000mAh battery. It has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, with MicroSD support up to 400GB.

Additionally, it has an 8MP camera and a 5MP front camera; however, it benefits from Camera Go technology, which enables the use of Portrait mode with bokeh blur effects.

All smartphones run on Android 10; the 1.3 runs on Android 10 Go Edition. HMD will announce UK availability of the smartphones in Q2 of this year. Currently, the Nokia 8.3 5G will be available in select markets this summer with an Average Retail Price of €599.

Meanwhile, the 5.3 and the 1.3 will be available in April and March respectively, with respective ARPs of €189 and €95.

Nokia 5310

HMD’s newest feature phone is the Nokia 5310, part of its ‘Originals’ line of feature phones which takes inspiration from classic Nokia devices. Currently, HMD has no plans to range the device in the UK. It takes after the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music, coming with an MP3 player and FM radio along with dual speakers. Its ARP will be €39 and it will launch in European markets this month.

As an additional tie-in with No Time to Die, HMD Global also announced two kevlar phone cases compatible with the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 models.



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