It’s been a while since we’ve seen Nokia Mobile launch the highly anticipated Nokia 8.3 5G via its virtual launch event in March this year. Now that things are slowly coming back to normal, supplies of units are slowly making its way to priority markets.
Today, we can report that the device is now available again for pre-order via Clove in the United Kingdom with stocks due to September 2020. Clove also offers global shipping via UPS and DHL, but be vary of import tax. Note that since this is a “UK Model”, it will come supplied with an EU plug wall adaptor, or EU Convert. Also, while the phone readily supports all 4G/LTE/5G UK and EU networks, this may not work for countries outside the area specified. The stock of the device is due September.
The variant featured on the site is a single SIM version, with 6GB RAM and 64GB expandable internal storage. Pricetag runs about £460, or $550 for this configuration, but no mention of the higher 8GB/128GB model.
The Nokia 8.3 5G is one of the first 5G smartphones that came with the upper mid-range Snapdragon 765G. It has large 6.81-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display, with the impressive PureDisplay technology. Of course, love it or hate it, the phone is part of Google’s Android One initiative.
But it’s the imaging that is quite interesting, and the one that I’m personally interested about. It has a 64MP main camera (which sensor is unknown for now) with an f/1.9 aperture lens, paired with a custom 12MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and two 2MP camera for macro and depth sensing. On the front, it has a 24MP camera punched unto the display. All the camera sensors are equipped with a ZEISS lens.
What’s interesting about the phone is not its main camera, but the accessory 12MP ultra wide-angle. While the lens is a dimmer f/2.2, Nokia Mobile says it is a “specialized lowlight ultra-wide” with a large 2.8um super pixels, and native 16:9 aspect ratio sensor. It is also advertised for its video capability (with HDR) with an exclusive ZEISS video cinematic effects.
You can pre-order the Nokia 8.3 5G on Clove UK via this link.