HMD Global announced today that it is launching the Nokia 8.3 5G in the USA as the Nokia 8V 5G UV via Verizon. The original Nokia 8.3 5G was released early in March 2020 and was expected to reach the US market somewhere around fall. The latest phone from Verizon wireless also bears the logo seen on its other Nokia's devices, with the UW suffix signifying support for the faster mmWave 5G speeds.
The device also supports Verizon 5G Nationwide, the carrier's recently announced sub-6Ghz low band 5G network. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, said that the device is the company's "first affordable flagship carrier device on Android in the U.S.".
As for the specs, the phone features a large 6.81-inch full HD+ pure display screen with support for HDR. the Nokia 8V is powered by a Snapdragon 765G and comes with two 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. You can also expand the storage option with the MicroSD card. The phone has an aluminum frame with Gorilla Glass front and back, and there is a three mmWave antenna in this phone, designed to give you perfect reception for those lightning-fast speeds.
The phone features a quad-camera setup at the rear side with ZEISS optics. The primary camera holds a 64MP sensor accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle sensor with night mode for improved low-light performance, a macro lens, and a full-depth camera sensor. There is a Google Assistant button on the side of the display panel of the phone which runs on Android One software. The phone has a power button along with a fingerprint sensor. The phone runs over a 4,500mAh battery. The Nokia 8V 5G will hit the market starting from November 12. You can purchase the phone just for $699 on Verizon's website and the My Verizon App.
HMD Global has just released another smartphone in the mid-range category - Nokia 7.2 just two weeks after its debut at IFA 2019 in Berlin. The latest mid-range smartphone from HMD global boasts an attractive design, with a gradient design at the rear panel looks astonishing for the mid-range phone. The Android One smartphone will be available in two variants in India. One has the 4GB RAM variant and available at $260, another phone has 6GB RAM and cost around $275. Both the variants will be available for sale in the country starting September 23 from offline stores, Flipkart, as well as the Nokia online store. The phone will be available in two new colors - Charcoal and Cyan Green colors.
The device comes with a 6.3-inch Pure display that offers full HD+ resolution and HDR10 support. It uses an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, 16M colors and has resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. For the protection it has corning gorilla glass 3. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is paired with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage which can be expended further. The android One smartphone has a triple rear cameras with a 48MP primary sensor and ZEISS optics. You also get a 20MP selfie camera, fingerprint sensor for security at the rear side, a USB type-c port for connectivity, and a 3500mAh battery.
It is stylish mid-range smartphone with strong hardware features and promises a smooth user experience. It has a dedicated physical button for the Google Assistant. Nokia 7.2 is guaranteed to get two major OS updates in the future and security updates for three years. If you are interested to purchase the Nokia 7.2 from offline stores using HDFC bank credit card. If you buy the phone from Nokia online store, you will receive a gift card. These offers are valid till October 31.
The Nokia 9 PureView didn't do well on the sales charts. The devices offered a lot, with Nokia created hype around its ambitious 5 camera setup that could collect up to 10 times more light than a single smartphone camera color sensor. Although, the company couldn't execute it well, with its light and Zeiss co-engineered camera technology couldn't live up to the consumer's expectations. The NPU claimed that Nokia canned its partnership with light and the 9.1 PureView and currently focusing on the 9.2 PureView instead.
NPU states that the phone will be released in the first quarter of 2020. Nokia's collaboration with the German optics manufacturer, ZEISS, is almost certain to continue for the next device but the device won't be using the fancy camera technology that was in the Nokia 9. This didn't come as a surprise that the phone will be leaving out the technology in favor of a more conventional approach. The Nokia 9 uses complex image processing and algorithms to capture a single shot from five cameras. But this year, the Nokia 9.2 will be using the conventional Toshiba lenses. The front-camera might feature a 32-megapixel sensor.
As per the rumor, the 9.2 PureView will feature the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, along with a large primary camera at the rear side. The company delayed the release of the phone to use the upgraded SoC, which means we won't be having the Nokia 9.2 until the autumn. We hope that the Nokia will release its new flagship smartphone at the MWC 2020 next month, given that HMD Global used the Barcelona event to launch the Nokia 9 PureViewlast year. With the conventional camera technology, we could see this device around the $600 price mark alongside wireless charging and headphone jac. That's around the same price its predecessor was last year.
The Nokia 5.3 is called the future-proof phone that costs almost half of the entry-level premium smartphone. HMD Global's Nokia 5.3 costs just under $199, and it will surprise you with its software, features, and design as a daily phone. The Nokia 5.3 was already gone on sale back in April this year but is yet to get an official launch in India. And now HMG Global has sent out the invites for an online event on August 25. The invite says it will be giving a brief session virtually ahead of the launch. The virtual session will be done on Microsoft Teams and will begin at 10 AM IST. It is believed the Nokia 5.3 will be announced on the same day.
The company has also reported that the 2020 models of the Nokia 125 and Nokia 150 may be announced on the same day since these device has already received certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards since June. The rear panel of the phone is made of plastic and frame a 6.55-inch display screen with 1,600 x 720 pixels. Due to its cover, it is quite manageable but may not fit in the small hands. If you are watching YouTube videos on the mobile phone, you might want to increase the brightness up to full most of the time as the auto-brightness may not work for you.
The phone house a selfie camera at the top of the display with a small bezel on the bottom. The primary camera is of 13-megapixel with a 4/1.8 aperture and is joined by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The front camera is of 8-megapixel. To take pictures at a low-light situation, it offers a night mode, but the shots it takes are hardly better than those you take without it.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB of RAM options. The Nokia 5.3 offers similar software experience as the Google Pixel phones with Android One and no special user interface. The phone will receive software updates for the next years, including Android 11. The device features a massive 4,000mAh battery that is enough for medium-level usage with a single charge throughout the day.