At the end of 2019, Nokia promised its users a 5G phone powered by Snapdragon 765/G, and the Nokia 8.3 was finally announced back in March. However, the phone did not hit the market right away. The smartphone is now available for pre-order in Belgium. We do have an official distributor of Nokia in Nepal and they have been pretty good with the pricing as compared to the global market, so let’s hope the Nokia 8.3 5G arrives in Nepal at an aggressive price.
Nokia 8.3 5G Overview
When Juho Sarviaks, Nokia’s Chief Product Officer, said that the company’s priority for 2020 was to make 5G technology more accessible, he really meant it. Nokia 8.3 is the company’s first 5G phone and it is calling it the first Truly Global 5G smartphone. The device supports a wider range of 5G bands than any other smartphone out there in the market.
Nokia 8.3 5G is powered by Snapdragon 765G mobile processor, which is not a flagship-grade chipset but is an excellent mid-range SoC regardless. But what makes the device special is that Nokia has partnered with Qualcomm and as a result, Nokia 8.3 supports 5G bands starting from as low as 600Mhz to up to 3.8Ghz. This is more than what the current smartphones are providing. Even in the countries where 5G isn’t available, Nokia believes this phone will futureproof you from the upcoming technology.
Design and Display
Moving on, the device features a 6.8-inch punch-hole display. The circular cutout for the front camera is on the top right corner of the screen. The panel here is FullHD+ and packs in a total of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Nokia claims that the display can upscale SDR content to HDR for a better viewing experience.
The bezel on the chin is quite big compared to the other three edges as it houses the Nokia branding. At the back, there is a quad-camera setup housed inside a circular camera bump and the dual high CRI flash resides on the side of it. Similarly, the fingerprint scanner is integrated into the power button.
The Pureview quad-camera setup on the back of the Nokia 8.3 consists of a 64MP primary sensor together with a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The primary lens promises detailed images using the pixel binning technique. However, the star of the show is the ultra-wide angle sensor which promises a better low light experience thanks to the 2.8-micron pixel size.
It also supports Video HDR and 4K Ultra HD. On the software side, Nokia 8.3 comes with Zeiss Cinema Experience which supports shooting at 21:9, blue flare effects among many others. For selfies, there is a 20MP camera inside the punch-hole on the front of the device.
Nokia 8.3 comes with a 4,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging technology. It has a dedicated microSD card slot and supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack and support for OZO audio, which results in a better audio experience. The device retains the Google Assistant button that we have been seen in other Nokia devices like the Nokia 2.3 and Nokia 7.2. It runs on Android 10 and Nokia has promised 2 years of Android update alongside 3 years of monthly security update under the Android One program.
Nokia 8.3 5G Specifications:
- Body: 171.90 x 78.56 x 8.99-mm; 220gm
- Display: 6.81-inch Pure Display
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels); 20:9
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (7nm mobile platform)
- GPU: Adreno 620
- RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4x RAM
- Storage: 64/128GB (expandable)
- Software & UI: Android 10
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
– 64MP primary shooter
– 12MP ultra-wide lens
– 2MP depth sensor
– 2MP macro sensor
– Dual high CRI flash
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Security: Physical Fingerprint Scanner (side-mounted)
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio audio, OZO Audio
- Connectivity: Dual Nano-Sim, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS, NFC, USB Type-C,
- Sensors: Ambient light, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro
- Battery: 4000mAh with 18W (9V/2A) charging
- Others: Google Assistant button
- Color: Colors Polar Night
Nokia 8.3 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
Nokia 8.3 5G is available for pre-order in Belgium where its price is €579 for the 6/64GB and €649 for the 8/128GB variant. We expect Nokia 8.3 to launch a bit later at a starting price of around NPR 78,000 for the 6/64GB variant.
|Price in Nepal (Expected)
|Nokia 8.3 5G (6/64GB)
|Nokia 8.3 5G (8/128GB)
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