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Nokia joins 5G smartphone party while launching another retro

Alvin R. Cabral/Dubai
Filed on March 19, 2020
FUTURE-PROOF: The Nokia 8.3 5G, which will support multiple 5G deployments.

HMD Global on Thursday announced another slew of Nokia smartphones, including its first 5G offering and another revival of a classic, plus a brand-new data roaming service as it pushes forth to provide a holistic offering to consumers.

The Finnsh device maker - known to deploy several devices in one go - revealed the Nokia 8.3 5G, its very first smartphone that is compatible with the latest mobile standard. HMD Global is touting the device as future-proof as it is designed to support multiple and evolving 5G deployments.

It also comes with a PureView quad-camera with Zeiss, with Zeiss Cinema capture and editor, promising enhanced low-light video recording, making its debut.

"Today we are kicking off a new chapter for HMD Global as we step into 5G with a truly global, future-proof smartphone. Combined with the launch of HMD Connect, we are creating a truly seamless experience in terms of connectivity," Florian Seiche, chief executive officer of HMD Global, said in a statement.

Also introduced were the Nokia 5.3, which also features a quad-camera, the latest Snapdragon 665 platform and the signature two-day battery life; and the Nokia 1.3, a new Android Go device at an even more affordable price point.

And as is tradition, HMD Global brought another retro model into its classics fold - this time the Nokia 5310, the original Xpress Music device.

HMD Global also revealed its new data roaming service, HMD Connect, which allows users to be in full control of their data while travelling anywhere in the world.

HMD Global also announced that it will be growing its global footprint with its expansion to Brazil this year. The company also announced its exclusive partnership with the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time to Die, which will feature Nokia phones.

- alvin@khaleejtimes.com


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