New Nokia handsets announced, including the Nokia 8.3 5G

We should be attending a number of launch events at the moment, but the world has changed quite significantly lately. Last week it was a supposed to be a big London launch for a range of new Nokia devices from HMD Global, but instead we got a web-delivered launch.

Perhaps the most noticeable was the Nokia 8.3 5G, but we also got the Nokia 5.3, Nokia 1.3 and Nokia 5310.

The Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3 don’t have availability dates just yet, but HMD Global tell me that news will arrive shortly on that. The Nokia 5310, which is part of the Nokia “originals” probably won’t be arriving on the UK market though.

Let’s take a look at these then. First, the Nokia 8.3 5G and the phone we’re about to see in the new Bond film. This is the first smartphone 5G phone to use the Qualcomm 5G kit and sticks over 40 different RF components into a single module. It has a rather massive 6.81″ screen (1080 x 2400) and runs Android 10. There’s that Qualcomm 765G octa-core CPU and a microSD slot plus either 64GB on-board and 6GB RAM or 128GB on-board and 8GB RAM.

Camera-wise it comes with a PureView quad camera which has Zeiss optics. There’s a 64 megapixel f/1.9 wide-angle, a 12 megapixel ultra-wide lens and two 2 megapixel shooters – one for depth and one for macro. There’s a 24 megapixel selfie which again has Zeiss optics. It all makes for “extraordinary low-light performance” according to the company.

Other specs include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and NFC. You can sign-up to hear more or get details on the Nokia website. We’re hearing a UK price of £550.

Also at the launch, the Nokia 5.3 – a phone with quad camera and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU which also promises to deliver a two-day battery life.

Another big screen, this time a 6.55″ unit with 720×1600 pixel resolution at 20:9. That quad camera arrangement includes a 13 megapixel f/1.8 camera, a 5 megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2 megapixel macro and a 2 megapixel depth.


There’s an 8 megapixel selfie shooter up front. Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS, NFC and a microSD slot also come as part of the deal.

There’s a range of 5.3 models here, all with 64GB on-board storage but 3GB, 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Get information on this one right here.

In addition, the Nokia 1.3 – a phone with a 5.71″ 720×1520 screen (19:9), 16GB storage and a microSD slot. It’s powered by a quad-core Qualcomm QM215 CPU and is the entry-level phone here. An 8 megapixel shooter is at the back and there’s a 5 meghapixel at the front. There’s WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB charging and a 3000 mAh battery. Head to the dedicated Nokia page for the info.


All three of the phones above can be checked out on the Nokia website.

Meanwhile the Nokia 5310 is a “reimagining” of the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music, with dual front-facing speakers and MP3 music plus FM radio.