Video: First glimps on a real life Nokia 8.3 5G unit

We are well aware that Nokia 8.3 5G was announced during a pandemic, where most companies encountered supply chain problems and a lot of them had to delay their products. So, I can understand partially why we are still waiting the actual device to go on sale to costumers (which should be in a week?), but what is strange is that we never got a hands-on video of the real life Nokia 8.3 5G unit, at least till today.


Nokia Mobile’s CPO and VP for North America Juho Sarvikas posted on Twitter a short video showing off the backside of the Nokia 8.3 5G. The device will be available only in one color – Polar Night, and judging from the video it looks stunning. Hopefully we will see more videos about the device (and maybe a review unit) really soon.

Key specifications:

  • Network: LTE Category 18, 5G NSA/SA and DSS supported (5G theoretical DL peak data rate 2.4Gbps for Sub 6 SKU),1.2Gbps for LTE
  • Android 10
  • Snapdragon 765G
  • 6GB / 64GB or 8GB / 128GB
  • 6.81” FHD+ 20:9 1080×2400 pixels, PureDisplay
  • Rear camera: ZEISS Optics 64MP f/1.89 + UW 12MP f/2.2, 120° FOV,AF, 1.4um(2.8um in 3MP video mode), 1/2.43’’ size, 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio sensor+ 2MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens (3.6cm minimum depth) | Dual High CRI LED Flash
  • Front camera: 24MP f/2.0 ZEISS Optics
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: 4500mAh, 18W
  • Other: Side-mounted fingeprint sensor, EIS, VideoHDR, OZO Audio
  • Color: Polar Night
  • Price: EUR 599

While a lot of “affordable” 5G devices (as Nokia 8.3 5G was marketed at launch) appeared since March, most of them don’t have the full 5G network support the 8.3 5G has, meaning both SA and NSA 5G, and mm-wave support as well. The industry consensus is that support for 5G and a wide band of frequency is the reason for a significantly higher price, also referred as “5G tax”. There is also price difference between phones that support only some “aspects” of 5G, so it will be interesting to see how the 8.3 will compare to competition.

Update (10th August 2020): Article update with the correct title for Mr. Juho Sarvikas – Chief Product Officer and Vice President for North America. Previous version also mentioned interim CMO.