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HMD Global is Ready to Release Its First 5G Nokia Smartphone

HMD Global, the creator and manufacturer of the popular Nokia smartphones revealed three new mobile devices on Thursday, March 19th, including a 5G-supported model: the Nokia 8.3 5G, the Nokia 5.3, and the Nokia 1.3. The company has also announced its plans to reintroduce the Nokia 5210.

The Nokia 8.3 5G

The Nokia 8.3 5G is the company’s first 5G mobile device and comes with both standalone and non-autonomous support for 5G, as well as with 5G radio bands ranging from 600MHz to 3.8GHz.

The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G Modular Platform, being the first Nokia smartphone that uses the 5G RF front-end module architecture. It also comes with a 6.81-inch FHD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

Nokia 8.3 5G comes with Android 10 out-of-the-box, and in two different versions: a 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, and an 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage space; the storage is expandable via a microSD card. It packs a 4,500mAh battery, which is not removable, as well as slots for dual SIM and microSD card.

The mobile phone features a rear quad-camera array with ZEISS optics, which includes a 64MP main lens, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. It also has a front camera of 24MP with f/2.0 aperture.

Nokia 8.3 5G will be available only in the ‘Polar Night’ color. The device will roll out starting with the summer of this year, with the price tag of €599 (approx. $643) for the 6GB RAM and 64GB variant and €649 (approx. $700) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB variant.

The Nokia 5.3

The upcoming Nokia 5.3 comes with a 6.55-inch HD+ dual-gate display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 1600 x 720 resolution. It runs on Android 10 as well, and it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC.

The device comes in three RAM versions: a 3GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, a 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, and the last variant is a 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. The storage space can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 512GB.

Nokia 5.3 packs a 4,000mAh battery, a Google Drive SIM slot, as well as single and dual SIM and SD card slots. It features a quad-camera setup with a 13MP main lens, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The 8MP front camera comes with an aperture of f/2, enabling a Night mode, Portrait mode, and AI Scene Detection.

The mobile phone is going to be available in three different colors: Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal. The Nokia 5.3 will be released in April of this year, and the price is expected to reach €189 (approx. $203) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage version.

The Nokia 1.3

The forthcoming Nokia 1.3, the company’s low-range model, comes with a 5.71-inch HD+ display, and the Android 10 out-of-the-box. The mobile device has a removable 3,000mAh battery, and supports 5W charging; it is also powered by Qualcomm’s 215 SoC.

The Nokia 1.3 packs 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space, which can be extended by up to 400GB via a microSD card. The device’s rear camera is an 8MP AF lens, which is accompanied by a LED flash. The front camera is a 5MP FF Google Go Camera with AI Low Light improvement, HDR, and Portrait modes.

Nokia 1.3 will be launched in Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal color variants. It will be available starting with April of 2020, with the price tag of €95 (approx. $95)

A Reboot of the Nokia 5310

HMG Global has also announced a reboot of its Nokia Originals series, the Nokia 5310 , with its classical operating system, the Nokia Series 30+. The new reboot device comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 8MB of RAM, and 16GB of storage space, which can be expanded via a memory card up to 2GB.

The Nokia 5310 features a 550mAh Micro USB charger, and a rear VGA camera. It will be sold in White/Red and Black/Red color variants, starting with this month at a global average price tag of €39 (approx. $42).

In addition, HMD also intends to branch into a ‘brand new service category’ with HMD Connect, its global data roaming service, which is, at the moment, available in 120 countries.

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