HMD took a gamble that didn’t quite pay off with the 9 PureView, but now it’s looking to return to form with a formula it knows well – meet the new Nokia 8.3 5G. Positioned in the “flagship killer” segment its claims to fame are a great big display, a quad camera with ZEISS certification and unrivaled 5G support.
HMD says the Nokia 8.3 5G is all about futureproofing – it supports more 5G bands than even the priciest flagship out there, which will make it compatible with all of the existing and upcoming 5G networks around the globe.
The phone is built around a 6.81” Puredisplay of FullHD+ resolution. It’s an HDR panel with Adaptive display support that adjusts contrast depending on how much light is around you. Inside the punch hole in its upper left corner sits a 24MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics.
The ZEISS quad camera on the back has a 64MP main sensor and a 12MP ultrawide module designed with a focus on video recording and low-light performance. In binned mode its pixels reach 2.8µm in size and it also gets ZEISS cinematic effect that gives you more control over the video capture. OZO audio and action cam mode complete the camcorder arsenal.
The other two modules are less exciting – a depth sensor and a dedicated macro camera.
Inside sits a Snapdragon 765G chipset with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and an integrated 5G modem. It runs stock Android 10 and is part of the Android One program so you’re guaranteed 2 years of upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates. Storage is either 64GB or 128GB and either way you get a microSD slot for expanding it further.
The phone is powered by a 4,500mAh battery that can be charged at up to 18W speeds.
The Nokia 8.3 5G will be available in a single Polar night color option inspired by the northern lights. It will be available in summer starting at €599.