HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, introduced this month its first-ever 5G smartphone adding to its growing lineup of mobile devices portfolio. A truly global, future-proof 5G smartphone, the new Nokia 8.3 5G was introduced during Nokia’s online live stream event last March 20, 2020, unveiling the device as one of the first commercially announced devices to be based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G Modular Platform. It also includes a 64MP quad-camera system with ZEISS optics.
Nokia 8.3 5G, a new future-proof 5G smartphone with 64MP quad-camera system
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, which operators are rolling out around the globe. Being the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm® 5G RF frontend module solution, as part of its Qualcomm® Modular Platform, the Nokia 8.3 5G condenses more than 40 different RF components into a single module, making it not only a global device but also a future-proof smartphone which is ready for the next step in 5G.
“We are proud to support HMD Global in announcing their new 5G device – one of the first commercially announced devices to be based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G Modular Platform. We developed this platform to help bring 5G experiences to everyone and give time to market advantages to our customers – it is a highly integrated solution based on the world’s first-announced mobile platform with integrated 5G, coupled with an advanced RF module to create a truly global 5G solution,” Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm, said during the online launch event. “Using this modular approach, Nokia 5G devices will be the perfect blend of sleek design and performance. Looking ahead, the possibilities with 5G are truly limitless, and we’re excited for what Qualcomm and HMD Global will accomplish together in the 5G era.”
The Nokia 8.3 5G also comes with a powerful PureView quad-camera with ZEISS optics, letting you capture it all. Debuting ZEISS Cinema capture and editor and bringing extraordinary low-light video recording with OZO audio, the Nokia 8.3 5G is the ideal smartphone for those who want to create without limits.
The Nokia 8.3 5G will be ready for what’s next, being perfectly optimized for 5G – ensuring more people can enjoy the fast, reliable connectivity for streaming and gaming wherever they go. Inspired by Finnish roots, the Nokia 8.3 5G comes in Polar Night – a color that takes inspiration straight from the arctic sky.
“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,” Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer for HMD Global, said. “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 Technical Specifications
|171.90 x 78.56 x 8.99 mm
|6.81” FHD+ PureDisplay (20:9 display ratio)
|Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G Modular Platform
PureView quad-camera imaging system
– 64 MP sensor
– 12 MP sensor with ultra-wide lens
– 2 MP depth sensor
– 2 MP sensor with macro lens
Dual high CRI Rear flash
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Built-in ZEISS cinematic effects
4K video resolution
Front-facing camera: 24 MP wide (punch hole)
|6GB, 8GB LPDDR 4x
|64/128 GB with microSDXC dedicated slot
|2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands: LTE
5G: 5G SA/NSA
Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G 2.4/1.2 Gbps
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
3.5mm headphone jack
FM radio receiver (headset required)
|Battery type: 4500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po
Charging: 9V/2A, 18W fast charging
|Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
|Google Assistant Button
Power switch (also serves as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner)
|In the box
|Nokia 8.3 5G device
Quick start guide
Type-C USB cable
SIM tray tool
|March 20, 2020
Expected release Q2 2020
During the #NokiamobileLive online launch event last March 20, HMD Global also introduced three new mobile devices on its product lineup. The Nokia 5.3 that comes with a quad-camera, the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 Mobile Platform and the signature two-day battery; the Nokia 1.3 powered by the brand-new Android 10 (Go edition) OS at a more accessible price point; and bringing back one of Nokia’s originals, the Nokia 5310, reimagining the classic Nokia 5310 Xpress Music that brings with an MP3 player3 and FM radio, and dual front-facing loudspeakers.
They have also introduced the HMD Connect, a global data roaming service enabling people around the world to benefit from a hassle-free data SIM when traveling and staying in full control of their data plans.
Nokia 8.3 5G in No Time To Die
The global campaign entitled ‘The Only Gadget You Will Ever Need’, launching closer to the November release of the movie, features the new 00 Agent, Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch. It will scale across 80 countries, running across cinema, digital, social, OOH and retail.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia 8.3 5G is available globally starting in summer (Q2 2020) for a global average retail price of €599 (estimated $650 or approximately ₱33,000) for 6GB/64GB RAM/ROM and €649 (estimated $705 or approximately ₱36,000) for 8GB/128GB storage options.