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Australia To Get $900 5G Nokia Smartphone

Nokia is bringing two new budget and mid-range smartphones to Australia, including its first ever 5G model.

The Nokia 8.3 5G (pictured) will be $100 cheaper than its nearest competitor, the Motorola Edge 5G, while including the same amount of storage space and an extra 2GB of RAM. It will ship with Android 10 and be Android 11-ready, and features a quad-camera setup with Zeiss optics and a 6.81” edge-to-edge FHD+ screen with PureDisplay technology.

Powered by the Qualcomm 765G 5G Modular Platform, the 8.3 5G will – according to Nokia – support the highest number of 5G New Radio bands yet, making it what Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America at Nokia owner HMD Global describes as “a truly future-proof global 5G smartphone”.

“We’re also very excited to enable Australians to capture and share 5G-worthy experiences. Whether it’s action-cam mode videos or creative shots with Zeiss Cinema effects, the powerful PureView quad camera with Zeiss Optics has features for everyone.

“Our innovative PureDisplay technology powered by the Pixelworks visual processor will ensure you get excellent dynamic range and amazing colour reproduction whether you’re streaming media or playing a game,” said Sarvikas.

Also coming soon to Australia is the Nokia 3.4 (above), a budget smartphone with a punch-hole display front camera and three rear cameras. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Mobile Platform, the phone has a 6.39” HD+ screen and AI-powered camera technology.

“The Nokia 3.4 gives Australians more power, more screen and more freedom to push the boundaries of your creativity thanks to the ultra-wide lens and AI imaging. Plus, its signature two-day battery life lets you make the most out of your day.

“We are also bringing a refreshed look to the portfolio by introducing new, vibrant and living colours to the portfolio – inspired by the beauty of the Nordic nature that we all know and love,” said Sarvikas.

The Nokia 8.3 5G will be available for pre-order at JB Hi-Fi tomorrow for $899 AUD, and will include a bonus pair of Nokia Power Earbuds Lite, valued at $99; Amazon pre-orders will open up on October 1 ahead of its in-store release on October 15.

Australian release dates and pricing for the Nokia 3.4 have yet to be revealed; however, the phone sells for £119 in the UK, which translates to around $210 AUD.

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