HMD Global just announced two new smartphones today in India. These are the Nokia 5.3 and the Nokia C3. While the C3 is an entry-level smartphone aimed at people upgrading from a feature phone or simply trying a smartphone for the first time, the Nokia 5.3 offers a more budget-mid-range experience.
The Nokia 5.3 features a 6.55-inch HD+ screen, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a peak brightness of 450 nits. It features a teardrop-shaped notch display design, similar to most budget phones in the market. The back cameras are placed in a circular module. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel. It also offers support for the face unlock feature.
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The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 665 chipset and comes in two variants with wither 4GB/64GB or 6GB/64GB configurations. For photography sessions, you get a quad-camera setup at the back. This setup includes a 13-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor. There are two more 2-megapixel sensors – one of them is a macro and the other one is a depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for capturing selfies and videos.
As we have seen on other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia 5.3 is also a part of Google’s Android One program. In other words, it runs stock Android 10 out-of-the-box. Making sure everything ticks, the device sports a 4,000mAh battery. The company claims that users will get 2 days of battery life.
The brand also globally announced the entry-level Nokia C3 today. The handset sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution (720×1440 pixels) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It ships with Android 10 OS out-of-the-box. There’s also a Unisoc SC9863A SoC, with four Cortex-A55 cores and a 3,040mAh removable battery. The device has a PowerVR GE8322 GPU and also supports expandable storage via a micro-SD card slot.
As for photography, the Nokia C3 features a single-camera setup at the back. It includes an 8-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The phone also has 1080p video recording support with HDR. On the front, the device sports a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture for selfies.
Pricing and availability
The Nokia 5.3 will be available in Charcoal, Sand, and Cyan colors. The phone is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant and Rs 15,499 for the 6GB/64GB. While pre-booking for the phone starts today on the Nokia website, sales will begin on September 1.
Meanwhile, the Nokia C3 is priced at Rs 7,499 for the 2GB/16GB variant and Rs 8,999 for the 3/32GB variant. It will be available in Cyan and Sand color variants, with the brand’s one-year replacement guarantee. There will be pre-booking available for the phone starting September 1, and the sale will begin from September 17.