HMD unveils new lineup of Nokia phones and a data roaming service

HMD Global announced today its new range of smartphones, including the Nokia 8.3 5G along with the mid-range Nokia 5.3 and entry-level Nokia 1.3. In addition to its new phones, HMD introduced a new global data roaming service.

The company says the Nokia 8.3 is the first device to use Qualcomm's 5G RF Front end module as part of its modular platform. That means the phone is future-proof and "ready for the next step in 5G," HMD claims.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, said:

“We take great pride in working with our partners to deliver unique devices. That’s why we’re excited to announce a number of firsts with this launch. With the help of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Modular Platform, we’ve created a truly global 5G Nokia smartphone that’s designed with cost, usability and future-proofing in mind. Not only does the Qualcomm 5G solution enable to us condense more than 40 different radio frequency (RF) components in a single module, the Nokia 8.3 5G also features the highest number of 5G New Radio bands from 600hmz all the way up to 3.8GHz – meaning it is a truly global and future-proof device."

Camera-wise, the Nokia 8.3 5G boasts a PureView quad-camera featuring ZEISS-branded optics, all housed in a circular bump at the back. It also introduces the ZEISS Cinema capture and editor, with low-light video recording capability thanks.

Meanwhile, the Nokia 5.3 is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC and a battery that HMD claims can last up to two days. It sports a 6.55-inch display and rocks a quad-camera setup at the back with wide-angle and macro lenses. The mid-range phone runs Android 10 and has a dedicated button for Google Assistant.

There's the low-end Nokia 1.3 as well, running Android 10 (Go edition), with room for upgrade to Android 11 Go in the future. HMD notes that it is one of the first smartphones to ship with Camera Go. It also features a low-light AI image fusion system, Gallery Go, and a bright HD+ edge-to-edge screen.

The Nokia 8.3 5G will be available this summer in Polar Night for €599 for the 6GB/64GB variant and €649 for the 8GB/128GB configuration. The Nokia 5.3 will ship in Cyan, Sand and Charcoal color options from April for €189 (4GB/64GB). The Nokia 1.3 will come in the same color variants as the 5.3 and launch in the same month for €95.

Finally, HMD debuts the Nokia 5310, the newest member of its Originals family. It features an MP3 player and FM radio with dual front-facing speakers, among others. The device will be available in White/Red and Black/Red starting in March for €39. Plus, the HMD Connect roaming service is designed to keep customers in control of their data plan around the world. The service is available in more than 120 countries.

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