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Nokia’s latest phones are faster and bring 5G

HMD Global has announced four new devices under the Nokia brand including the Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 5.3, Nokia 1.3 and Nokia 5310.

Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global said, “I am incredibly proud of the innovations we have introduced today that build on our unique commitment to ensuring the Nokia smartphone experience will only get better over time. Today we are kicking off a new chapter for HMD Global as we step into 5G with a truly global, future-proof smartphone. Combined with the launch of HMD Connect, we are creating a truly seamless experience in terms of connectivity.”

Nokia 8.3 5G

Nokia 8.3 5G

As the name implies, the Nokia 8.3 5G is the company’s first 5G-enabled device. It uses Qualcomm’s 5G RF front module to help make it a global and future-proof device.

Powering the Nokia 8.3 5G is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. There’s a 4,500 mAh battery along with a 6.81-inch FHD+ PureDisplay with a 20:9 aspect ratio.

Nokia 8.3 5G

The Nokia 8.3 5G is running Android 10 (and will be upgraded to Android 11) and includes a Google Assitant button and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said, “We take great pride in working with our partners to deliver unique devices. That’s why we’re excited to announce a number of firsts with this launch. With the help of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G Modular Platform, we’ve created a truly global 5G Nokia smartphone that’s designed with cost, usability and future-proofing in mind. Not only does the Qualcomm 5G solution enable to us condense more than 40 different radio frequency (RF) components in a single module, the Nokia 8.3 5G also features the highest number of 5G New Radio bands from 600hmz all the way up to 3.8GHz – meaning it is a truly global and future-proof device.”

For storage, the Nokia 8.3 5G comes with either 64GB/6GB of RAM or 128GB/8GB of RAM with a microSD slot up to 400GB.

In terms of cameras, the Nokia 8.3 5G uses Zeis Optics with a 64MP lens, 12MP Ultra-Wide, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro lens. There’s also a USB-C port and a headphone jack.

Nokia 8.3 5G

The Nokia 8.3 5G is set to launch globally this summer for 599 Euros (around $927 CAD) for the 64GB/6GB RAM model and 649 Euros (around $1004 CAD) for the 128GB/8GB RAM model.

Nokia 5.3

Nokia 5.3

While the Nokia 5.3 doesn’t have 5G, it does have a 6.55-inch FHD+ notched display. It’s being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 3, 4 or 6GB of RAM depending on storage option.

It’s running Android 10 (and will be upgraded to Android 11) and has a 4,000 mAh battery. For cameras, the phone has a 13MP lens, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor.

Nokia 5.3

The Nokia 5.3 launches in April and starts at 189 Euros (around $292 CAD). It comes in Cyan, Sand and Charcoal.

Nokia 5.3

Nokia 1.3

Nokia 1.3

The Nokia 1.3 has a 5.71-inch notched display and is running the Android Go version of Android 10.

There’s a 3,000 mAh battery and for cameras, there’s a single 8MP lens and 5MP selfie camera.

Nokia 1.3

The Nokia 1.3 will launch in April alongside the Nokia 5.3 for just 95 Euros (around $147 CAD). It comes in Cyan, Sand and Charcoal.

Nokia 5310

Nokia 5310 (2020)

The Nokia 5310 is a reimagining of the company’s Nokia 5310 Xpress Music. The new version has a 1,200 mAh battery, a built-in MP3 player and a 2.4-inch display.

You can expect up to 20.7 hours of talk time or up to 30 days of standby time.

The Nokia 5310 is launching later this month for 39 Euros (around $60 CAD).

HMD Global hasn’t announced Canadian or US pricing or availability for it’s latest devices.

Source: HMD Global


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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