‘Budget’ Nokia 5.3 lands on official site, launch imminent

The key features and specifications of the Nokia 5.3 were also revealed, with the Snapdragon 665 chip and its rear panel aesthetics as its highlights.

HMG Global could be launching the Nokia 5.3 in the Indian market anytime soon. This rings especially true as the phone’s landing page is now live on the Nokia India website. Although no launch date was set in stone yet, the handset’s specifications were nevertheless revealed.

Nokia 5.3: 6.55-inch IPS LCD panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 3

In terms of design, the Nokia 5.3 is slated to feature a 6.55-inch IPS LCD panel, with a resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels. The phone’s screen is also confirmed to be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, with 450 nits of typical brightness. There is also a waterdrop notch which houses the phone’s selfie snapper.

The Nokia 5.3 is set to measure 164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 and should weigh 180 grams.

Circles abound

Probably the major takeaway relative to the phone’s aesthetics can be found on its rear. The phone features this distinct, circular camera module, which houses a quadruple-camera setup. A 13-megapixel wide sensor headlines it with PDAF. Mounted fingerprint reader then complements the module underneath it.

Its auxiliary sensors include 5MP ultrawide and two 2MP macro and depth lenses. The camera setup of the handset also features an LED flash and supports HDR and panorama. Inside the phone’s notch is an 8MP front-facing shooter, which is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps.

Mid-range internals

The device also has mid-range internals. At the helm is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chip, an SoC that is based on the 11nm process. It also features Adreno 610 for its needs on graphics.

In the RAM and ROM department, the phone packs 4GB/6GB of RAM tiers, with an expandable 64GB of internal storage.

The Nokia 5.3 is listed with a 4,000mAh battery, with 5V/2A charging support. On paper, the phone doesn’t support fast charging.

Other key features of the device include dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

On the software front, the Nokia 5.3 runs on Android One program, based on Android 10. HMG Global has promised a software upgrade for two years accordingly.

The official pricing of the Nokia 5.3 in the Indian market is still yet to be determined. It will retail in three color variants – Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal.

The Nokia 5.3 was announced globally in March 2020.

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