Even brands like Nokia has joined the 5G foray as HMD Global has announced their first Nokia 5G smartphone; the Nokia 8.3 5G. Despite using the Snapdragon 765G chipset, which we will touch on a bit more, the smartphone ticks all the required boxes to make it a good smartphone such as its large display and quad camera setup.
The use of the Snapdragon 765G is an interesting choice, considering that unlike the latest Snapdragon 865, it's a fully integrated 5G modem and the Nokia 8.3 is the very first phone to use such a chipset. The chipset should support a greater number of 5G bands compared to the other usual 5G smartphones, which is why the device is being pitched as a "truly global" smartphone that will work in most countries even with different 5G bands being offered.
Other than that, the chipset also has two Cortex-A76 based CPU cores for high intensity workloads as well as a further six Cortex-A55 cores for low intensity workloads, and packs Qualcomm's Adreno 620 integrated GPU. This is paired with 6 GB or 8 GB of LPDDR4X memory, as well as 64 GB or 128 GB NAND flash memory for the Nokia 8.3 5G.
For the larger screen, the device comes with a large 6.81-inch IPS LCD with PureDisplay enhancements and offers a 2400×1080 resolution. Unfortunately there's no mention of a HDR10 support, despite the fact that the company has supported HDR on earlier Nokia 7 and Nokia 8-series smartphones.
And of course, the best aspect comes in its camera, with a 64MP quad camera setup, along with its 12 MP ultrawide sensor, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. According to Nokia, this main camera is tuned for better operation in low-light conditions and has some additional enhancements by Zeiss, who is also certifying the lenses. As for selfies, the smartphone has a punch-hole 24 MP camera on the front and audio recording is provided via a Ozo surround audio microphone array.
Being a Nokia device, you can expect its usual industrial design of a rounded back, with Polar Night colours that was inspired by Aurora Borealis usually seen in Norther Finland.The phone is also rather thick at nearly 9 mm and heavy at 220 grams. It will have Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, a headphone jack, and a USB 2.0 Type-C connector.
There's no word yet on a local launch, of course, but HMD Global did announce it would launch in Summer and in terms of price it will cost €599 (~RM2850) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, whereas the more advanced model with 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM will be priced at €649 (~RM3087).