Finnish company HMD Global has announced its first flagship 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G. The company also announced a collection of mid-range and budget handsets that include Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3 as well as Nokia 5310 feature phone.
HMD introduces its flagship 5G smartphone
Although the company is releasing its 5G phone a little late compared to other smartphone makers such as Samsung, the company indicates that the phone is in its own league. The company said that unlike other 5G smartphones that have scattershot support and compatibility, their Nokia 8.3 5G supports a wide range of 5G bands. This means it will be a roaming powerhouse with the ability to work anywhere on any network. HMD indicates that this is the “first truly 5G smartphone,” and it has forward compatibility with 5G technology that will be deployed later this year.
Besides the connectivity of the phone, the company emphasized that the company has a quad-camera array on the back with a 64-megapixel sensor and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, 2-megapixel depth sensors and 2, megapixel macro camera. It has a 24-megapixel front selfie camera.
Nokia 8.3 5G uses the Snapdragon 765G processor
Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s chief product officer, said that their phone supports the highest number of 5G radio bands that can be seen in a single design. The phone uses a 765G Snapdragon processor, and it is the first to deliver with Qualcomm’s 5G radio frequency front end module. Sarvikas said that with this resolution, they have 40RF components compressed into an integrated module giving the phone the best performance of the 765G Snapdragon platform.
The phone comes with a RAM of 6GB and storage of 64GB or 128GB storage and 8GB RAM. Both models will have a MicroSD slot supporting cards of up to 400GB. It has a 6.81-inch display that can adjust itself according to the lighting conditions. The company indicated that it is expecting to start sales this summer. The company is also said that it will launch an HMD Connect roaming service in over 180 countries.