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Nokia Unveils First 5G Smartphone

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.

HMD Global has officially unveiled Nokia’s first 5G smartphone – the Nokia 8.3 5G – alongside the brand-new Nokia 5.3 and the latest addition to the Originals family, the Nokia 5310.

“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,” says HMD CEO, Florian Seiche.


“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 Specs

The Nokia 8.3 5G comes standard with a 6.81-inch display that, according to HMD, is able to adjust to ambient lighting conditions. It uses a 4,500mAh battery, is powered by a Snapdragon 765G and has a combined fingerprint sensor and power button.

Branded “a truly global” smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G is designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, with support for both standalone and non-standalone 5G combinations.

It is the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm 5G RF Front end module solution, as part of its Qualcomm Modular Platform.

The Nokia 8.3 5G sports a powerful PureView quad-camera using ZEISS optics which is made up of a 64-megapixel sensor, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera as well as a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It is also fitted with a 24-megapixel selfie camera.

The device comes with either 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and will retail for $650 and $695 respectively.

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