HMD Global announced the Nokia 5.3 in Global markets along with Nokia 8.3 5G back in March. The device was listed on the India website soon after the Global launch and since then people have been waiting for the device to launch in the country. Last week, a fresh leak claimed that the device will indeed launch in India later this month along with two other devices and today HMD Global has officially shared an invite for a launch to be held on August 25. Though HMD Global has not mentioned the device(s) that it will be launching in the event, we are almost certain that we will see Nokia 5.3 launching at the event. Nokia 125 2020 and Nokia 150 2020 are the other two feature phones that are expected to launch alongside Nokia 5.3 next week in India.
Nokia 5.3: Specifications and features
Nokia 5.3 packs a 6.55-inch HD+ (720 x 1600) IPS LCD 2.5D display panel with 20:9 aspect ratio, water-drop notch, 268ppi pixel density, and 450 nits brightness which is covered under Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device features a polycarbonate back, weighs around 185 grams, and measures 164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm.
Nokia 5.3 features 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC with Adreno 610 GPU and supports up to 6 GB RAM. The device comes with 64 GB storage onboard, which can be further expanded up to 512 GB via Micro-SD card. Nokia 5.3 runs Android 10 out of the box and will be upgraded to Android 11 in the future. HMD Global has dropped Android One branding from Nokia 5.3 for a cleaner look but the device still falls under the Android One program and will receive Android platform and Security Patch updates as per the program policy.
On the optics front, Nokia 5.3 packs a quad-rear camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor, a 5MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP Marco sensor, another 2MP depth sensor, and a LED flash. On the front, the device features an 8MP selfie shooter. Nokia 5.3 also has a fingerprint which can be found at the back right below the circular camera ring.
Nokia 5.3 packs a 4000mAh Li-ion battery with a USB Type-C charging port but supports only 10W charging which is a bummer. On the connectivity front, the device support Dual 4G VoLTE and has support for 2.4GHz as well as 5GHz Wi-Fi.
Nokia 5.3: Expected Price in India
Nokia 5.3 is priced at EUR 189 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which translates to around Rs. 16,766, but we can expect it to be a bit cheaper in India compared to the global markets. What are your thoughts on the Nokia 5.3? Would you pay a little more for a clean Android experience and Nokia branding?