As you might have already heard, HMD Global yesterday launched a few of its new smartphones. A total of three smartphones were announced yesterday – Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3. Obviously, the highlight of the event was the company’s first-ever 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G. However, the other two devices were intriguing too. Nokia 5.3 is the company’s latest mid-ranger whereas Nokia 1.3 will be an addition to its entry-level smartphone segment. And I expect the Nokia 1.3 to launch in Nepal soon at a very competitive price.
Nokia 1.3 Overview
The company has tried to provide the bare minimum with this smartphone. It has a meager 5.71-inch IPS LCD screen with an HD+ display. And I am really glad that it has an HD+ display despite being an entry-level smartphone. Anyway, the screen does have a water-drop notch that houses a 5MP selfie camera.
On the back, you get a modest single-camera setup with an 8 MP primary lens. However, the camera does focus on low-light and portrait images. All thanks to the Camera GO app by Google.
Under the hood, Nokia 1.3 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC and the only RAM option you get is of 1GB. Now, in most cases I would have waited to express my personal opinion, however, I could not stop myself here. I mean, they have given just a single gigs of RAM that will run on Android 10 Go. If they really wanted to cut costs then they should have simply gone for a MediaTek processor than SD. I know this is an entry-level smartphone, but still, at least 2 GB of RAM would have been better.
Moving on, the device comes with 16GB of internal storage. However, it can be expanded up to 400GB as there is a microSD slot available. As for the battery, the new Nokia 1.3 has a 3000mAh battery that supports 5W charging over a micro USB cable.
- OS: Android 10 (GO Edition)
- Display: 5.71″ IPS LCD display HD+ resolution (720 x 1520 pixels)
- Rear Camera: single, 8MP with LED flash
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Processor: Quad-core 28 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
- GPU: Adreno 308
- RAM: 1 GB
- Storage: 16 GB onboard, expandable
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
- Colors: Cyan, Charcoal, Sand
Nokia 1.3 Price in Nepal and Availability
Nokia 1.3 will be available globally from April 2020 at €95. As per the rumors, the price of the Nokia 1.3 in Nepal should be around Rs. 12,000. It is expected to arrive in Nepal around May unless any complications are caused by the coronavirus.
|Model Name||Expected Price in Nepal||Availability|
|Nokia 1.3||~NPR 12,000||May 2020|