HMD Global is gearing up for the launch of its brand new Nokia smartphone on March 19, 2020 in London. So far, we were speculating that the company would launch the Nokia 5.2 on the said date. Our speculations apparently turned out to be partially true. As it turns out, the company is indeed planning on launching the device that we have been hearing about for a long time, but it would allegedly come with a slightly different moniker than what we had expected. As per a recent report, HMD Global will unveil the Nokia 5.3, not the Nokia 5.2 on March 2. The marketing name of the device has been changed, if the report is to be believed. Let’s take a look at the new development and see what we know about the aforementioned Nokia 5.3 smartphone.
Nokia 5.3: Everything We Know So Far
The leak came courtesy of an exclusive report by NokiaPowerUser. As per the report, the company has decided to change the marketing name from Nokia 5.2 to Nokia 5.3, for reasons unknown to us. The Nokia 5.3 is a Dual-SIM device with the model number Nokia TA-1234, which we have spotted earlier.
Coming to the specifications of the Nokia 5.3, the device is said to pack in an array of four cameras at the back, which will include a 16MP primary sensor, a 5MP lens, and two 8MP cameras. At the front, the Nokia 5.3 will allegedly sport an 8MP selfie shooter.
Moving on to the display of the device, the report suggests that the Nokia 5.3 will flaunt a 6.55-inch display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The device will launch in Charcoal and Cyan colors initially, but the source claims that we can expect a third color variant as well.
Under the hood, the Nokia 5.3 will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660/665 chipset, which will likely be paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. One should keep in mind that the 6GB variant of the Nokia 5.3 is expected to hit the market a little bit later on. The price of the 6GB variant is expected to be somewhere around $180. We, however, were able to spot the 3GB variant of the Nokia 5.3 (with the codename “Captain America”) a little while ago on the Geekbench database website. The device managed to score 313 on the single-core test and 1,419 on the multi-core test. In case you are curious to learn more about the device’s Geekbench scores, you can head to our previous coverage for the same. Lastly, the Nokia 5.3 is confirmed to run on Android 10 OS out of the box.
Meanwhile, the company is also expected to launch several other smartphones alongside the Nokia 5.3 on the launch date, notably the Nokia 8.2 5G smartphone, which happens to be the company’s upcoming flagship. The Nokia 8.2 is tipped to be a 5G-enabled handset. The device is expected to come with a pop-up selfie snapper, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB/256GB of onboard storage. A 3,500mAh battery will keep the lights of the Nokia 8.2 on. You can expect the Nokia 8.2 5G to be priced around Rs 36,000.
Furthermore, the launch event is said to include two budget smartphones from the company – Nokia 1.3 and Nokia C2. The Nokia 1.3 is tipped to feature 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and is said to be priced at around Rs 6,200. Lastly, the Nokia C2 is likely to be priced around Rs 4,000, but the specific whereabouts of the device are unknown for now. To learn more about these devices, feel free to check out our previous coverage.
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