Nokia 8.3 5G Is Nokia's First 5G Smartphone; Comes With Snapdragon 765G, 64MP ZEISS Quad Camera Setup

Able to support more 5G bands than other devices

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).