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Nokia 8.3 (5G), Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3 officially launched

Nokia smartphones 2020
Source: HMD Global

Nokia presented their new smartphones - the Nokia 8.3 (5G), Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3 - tonight. They are the successors to the Nokia 1.2, 5.2, 8.1 and 8.2 smartphones. All details and specs at a glance.

Also has HMD Global announced that it will enter the Brazilian market with its Nokia smartphones. This should be exciting as they compete with Lenovo / Motorola, which are very popular there.

Nokia 8.3 (5G)

The upper class device of the new smartphones is called Nokia 8.3 and is the first Nokia smartphone to support 5G.

The new Snapdragon 765 5G is used for this and Nokia speaks of the first 5G device that supports the worldwide 5G frequency bands (Global 5G Roaming).

Android 10 is used as software, but HMD Global promises at least 2 software updates and 3 years of security updates.

A 6,81 inch FHD + 20: 9 “Pure Display” with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB memory or 8 GB RAM with 128 GB memory was installed as the display.

Four sensors were installed in the cameras:

  • 64 MP wide angle sensor
  • 12 MP Ultra Wide Angle
  • 2 MP depth sensor
  • 2MP macro lens

There is a 24 MP “punch hole” camera on the front.

Other sensors are WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NFC and many others. The 3,5 mm jack connection is special, but it is often no longer needed.

There is a fingerprint sensor in the power button and in addition (to the normal buttons) there is also a button for the Google Assistant.

A 4500 mAh rechargeable battery was installed as the battery, which is charged with 18 W via USB-C.

The Nokia 8.3 5G will be launched in the summer of 2020 in the color “Polar Night” for a starting price of 599 euros.

nokia 8 3 renders

The Nokia 8.3 5G is the upper-class device of the new devices (Image: HMD)

When asked, Nokia CPO Juho Sarvikas confirmed that they are working on a device with an 800 series Snapdragon. Therefore, the Nokia 8.3 will not remain the "flagship" of HMD Global.

Nokia 5.3

The Nokia 5.3 is more of a subclass device with a price of 189 euros, but still has solid hardware.

Inside, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 clocks together with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, but this can be expanded.

A 6,55 inch HD + 20: 9 with “waterdrop” notch was installed as the display. I would have liked FullHD +, but HMD Global seems to have made savings here.

Solid standards were used for the connections and sensors. Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5, NFC, LTE Cat 4 are really good connections and the sensors can also be seen: fingerprint sensor, GPS / AGPS + GLONASS + Beidou.

Four cameras were installed on the back and one on the front:

  • Main camera: 13 MP AF f / 1.8
  • 2 MP depth sensor
  • 5 MP ultra wide angle
  • 2 MP macro
  •  Front camera: 8 MP f / 2.0

The cameras don't sound “crass” on paper, but you can't expect that for the price either. I'm looking forward to the first test images.

nokia 5 3 render all colors

The Nokia 5.3 looks like a mix of Huawei and Samsung. (Image: HMD)

The battery is 4000 mAh and is charged via USB-C with 10W.

But it is exciting: The Nokia 5.3 has a Google Assistant button.

It will come on the market in the colors: sand, charcoal and cyan blue in week 19 (4-10 May) for a starting price of 209 euros.

Nokia 1.3

The Nokia 1.3 is an entry-level smartphone that comes with Android 10 "Go Edition". Nokia promises an update to 11 and 12 "Go Edition".

The smartphone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 and 1 GB RAM, which is equipped with 16 GB (expandable) memory.

HMD Global has installed a 5,71-inch panel as the display, which has a resolution of HD + and appears in 19: 9 format. There is also a "waterdrop notch" at the top of the display.

The smartphone comes with LTE, Micro USB and a loose 3000 mAh battery, the camera has a resolution of 8MP on the rear and 5MP on the front.

nokia 1 3 render all colors

The Nokia 1.3 is the absolute entry-level smartphone (Image: HMD)

The Nokia 1.3 will go on sale in week 12 (April 6-12) for 109 euros.

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Nils Ahrensmeier

Nils is very interested in mobile devices such as smartphones, wearables and headphones. He has been writing since 2019 TechnikNews - especially news and reviews. In his spare time he plays drums and piano or pursues his hobby, athletics.

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