Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 1.3 Officially Announced; Will Hit the Stores in Summer

Faisal Rasool

Lately, most Nokia phones HMD has introduced fall squarely into the budget category, but the long-awaited Nokia 5G flagship — the Nokia 8.3, has finally been launched, alongside a mid-tier Nokia 5.3 and an entry-level Nokia 1.3. 

Nokia 8.3 5G

The guaranteed Android upgrades and the stock OS experience are perhaps Nokia’s most attractive selling points — features that have only been rivaled by Google’s Pixel series, so far. However, Nokia’s latest flagship killer might challenge that dynamic. Not only does it run on a solid Snapdragon 765G platform, but HMD has also future-proofed the device with support for all the global and upcoming 5G bands.

The phone sports a punch-hole sitting in the corner of its 6.81-inch PureDisplay that produces an FHD+ resolution. You get a side-mounted thumbprint reader and a dedicated key to summon the Google Assistant. 

The design on the back is pretty detailed and unique. You get a neatly polished shell that comes in Polar Night color — inspired by Northern Lights. In the middle rests a donut-shaped housing for the phone’s PureView quad-camera. The imaging system is backed by ZEISS optics and features a 64MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a pair of 2MP depth and macro sensors. The front-facing camera has a 24MP lens behind it. In conclusion, you can expect premium camera performance out of Nokia 8.3 — at least on paper.

HMD has opted for two memory configurations: 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB, with support for storage expandability. To power this hardware, the phone uses a 4500 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. The phone will hit the store shelves in summer and start from $645 (roughly 103,000 PKR without taxes).

Nokia 5.3

The bezels on Nokia 5.3 are huge and ugly, and they morph into a noticeable notch that houses its 8MP selfie camera. The HD+ display stretches 6.55 inches across. Flip it over, and you’ll be greeted by a circular camera housing, with an LED flash at the center and four lenses in its orbit.

The main camera has a 13MP lens, and it works with a 5MP ultrawide module and a pair of 2MP depth and macro shooters. Right under the quad-camera, you’ll also find the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The phone comes in Cyan, Sand, Charcoal editions, and is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, plus a Snapdragon 665 chip. Nokia 5.3 offers 64GB of storage and up to 6GB of RAM. It runs on stock Android 10 and will retail for €189 (which comes to 32,500 PKR, without taxes). 

Nokia 1.3

Last and perhaps the least, we have Nokia 1.3. The notch is circular with this iteration, but the massive chin takes away the phone’s bezel-less factor. You get a single 5MP camera on the front and an 8MP unit on the back. A modest one gig of RAM and 16GB of storage, are combined with a Qualcomm 215 series SoC.

The phone is powered by a 3,000 mAh cell and a lightweight Android 10 Go. This budget pick will cost you €95 (16,000 PKR. without taxes)