As 5G transmitters are being put up around the world, it is no wonder to see devices ready to make use of the new technology already. In terms of smartphones, it seems that Nokia will be pioneering in this segment, with its upcoming Nokia 8.3 which features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset. This chipset comes with the 5G chip built-in, contrary to the more powerful Snapdragon 865 which offloads 5G connectivity to a separate chip.

However, 5G at this point in time doesn’t really scale 4G enough for everyone to go crazy about this phone in particular. The network and infrastructure simply is not there yet, but as time goes by we will be able to enjoy all the benefits of 5G speeds and bandwidth. There are also some interesting statements from Nokia to mention here – apparently, the Nokia 8.3 has a more “in-depth” 5G support than other announced devices, e.g. it covers a more wider array of frequencies. More precisely, it can work in between 600MHz all the way up to 3.8GHz which is definitely interesting, but we aren’t really sure if that feature in itself is anything worth bragging about.

In terms of other specifications, the Nokia 8.3 is far from impressive, since it isn’t even from the company’s flagship line, which is the 9 series of phones. The GPU has been set back to Adreno 620, there are four cameras (64MP, 12MP and two 2MP cameras), a 6.8 inch 1080×2400 display – all pretty much average for the typical sub US$500 phone.

Source: Ars Technica


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