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Nokia launches 5G-based mobile phone with features that heighten creativity, productivity

HMD Global, an independent Finnish company working to make mobile technology accessible to everyone has announced the launch of Nokia 8.3 5G, its first big step into the world of 5G.

Announced in September 2020 after weeks of anticipation, the device is now available in Nigeria. Staying true to the Nordic heritage that Nokia devices are known for, the design of the Nokia 8.3 5G is simple and elegant, combining an all-glass body with a stunning Polar Night colour.

Nokia 8.3 5G is a big device, but it captures users with its epic 6.81 inches screen size which creators and gamers will find fascinating. It comes with a 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution and is super sharp too due to its pioneering Pure display technology.

It comes with Android 10 with no bloatware – giving you the freedom to decide the apps on your phone without clogging your device with unnecessary apps. It has two years of guaranteed software upgrades and three years of monthly security updates, protecting you from online security threats and helping you get more out of your phone for longer.

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Its processor is a Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 756G. For internal memory, it comes in two versions of 64GB 6G RAM and 128GB 8GB RAM. It also has a dedicated micro SD slot. And for a phone that is expected to perform at such a high level of video/photo creation, this is nice.

The Nokia 8.3 5G comes with many amazing features, some of which are discussed below.

Camera and video features

Nokia 8.3 5G is a device made for creators to elevate their photos and videos to pro level with ease. At the front is a 24 MP primary camera, and on the rear, there is a 64+ 12+ 2+ 2 MP camera with amazing features such as digital zoom, auto flash, face detection, HDR, dual led flash, and panorama amongst others. Its powerful PureView quad camera gives immersive movie-like shots, which users will find particularly interesting. Clearing out the bumps in your video with Action Cam mode, this device ensures that you capture exciting mid-motion moments excellently. I find this feature quite interesting and lovely. Combining all of these with an epic 6.81” screen that is not only big but also super sharp makes this device the ideal smartphone for those who want to step up their creativity and bring an expert touch to their pictures and videos.

The easy-to-use color grading tools give your pictures and videos an edge. The camera works well at night as well, giving you the opportunity to share night-time experiences with ease.

Operating system

Nokia 8.3 5G comes with Android 10, and is Android 11 ready. As part of the Android One family, the device continues the ‘pure, secure and up-to-date’ tradition that Nokia smartphones are known for. You will enjoy a streamlined performance with no bloatware. You also get two years of guaranteed software upgrades and three years of monthly security updates. This is something peculiar about Nokia smartphones and this commitment has given HMD Global and Nokia devices an edge.nokia 8.3 5G comes with a 6-month 100 GB Google One membership trial. As a Google One member, you will get 100 GB of cloud storage across Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos, automatic phone backup, and access to Google experts – all in one shareable family plan. This is a catch!

Processor and internal/external memory (RAM and ROM)

The processing power of Nokia 8.3 5G relies on Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. For the internal memory, it comes in two variants of 64GB 6GB RAM and 128 GB 8GB RAM of RAM, which would ensure that the device runs smoothly and has good enough space for the quality pictures/videos it creates.

5G Connectivity

The device condenses more than 40 different RF components into a single module and seems like a future-proof smartphone that is very ready for the next step in 5G.

Battery life

The device comes with a 4,500mah non-removable battery, which can get you through a whole day on a single charge with no issues. It also comes with 18W fast charging to make top-ups fast.

Nokia power earbuds lite

Although Nokia 8.3 5G does not automatically come with Nokia Power Earbuds Lite, it is a good accessory for Nokia phone lovers.

The Nokia Power Earbuds Lite fits perfectly in the ear. At full charge, it conveniently gives you up to 35 hours of play time. It also comes with IPX7 waterproofing which can handle reasonable amount of water.

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