With less than two weeks to go until HMD Global takes to the stage in London to unveil its latest smartphones, the folks over at NokiaPowerUser
have obtained a bunch of information about the upcoming Nokia 5
It won't be called Nokia 5.2, but rather Nokia 5.3
To avoid any potential confusion regarding the age of this particular smartphone, HMD Global has reportedly taken the decision to scrap the original Nokia 5.2 name that was planned in favor of Nokia 5.3, to better align it with other recently announced models.
It should be available shortly after the March 19 announcement event with a retail price of around $180 if released in the United States. For Europe, HMD Global is reportedly planning to offer the smartphone in its standard configuration to consumers for a very reasonable €169.
At that price point, buyers look set to gain access to a 6.6.inch display complete with thin side bezels and a compact, waterdrop-like notch. You should, however, expect to find a thicker chin and the entire panel should be paired with an 8-megapixel selfie sensor.
Sandwiched between the front and rear panels is the typical aluminum frame. It's believed to be home to a volume rocker and power key on the right, a dedicated Google Assistant
button on the left, and a USB-C port in addition to a speaker on the bottom.
Despite the low price tag, four rear cameras are rumored
The camera system is one of the most important aspects of any smartphone and rumors suggest the Nokia 5.3 won't disappoint, despite its impressively low price tag.
HMD Global has reportedly equipped the Nokia 5.3 with a versatile quad-camera setup on the back. Leading the way is said to be a 16-megapixel shooter that should produce more than acceptable photos.
Leaked Nokia 5.3 hands-on photos
It looks set to be coupled with an unspecified 8-megapixel sensor, another 8-megapixel sensor that may well be an ultra-wide-angle camera, and a mysterious 5-megapixel alternative that likely acts as a depth sensor.
This, of course, will all be combined with an LED flash that sits in the middle of the circular camera module.
The Nokia 5.3 will easily taken on rival smartphones
Powering the smartphone was originally expected to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, a chipset previously seen inside the likes of the Motorola Moto G7
and Moto G7 Plus
. But the latest information suggests HMD Global has actually selected a vastly superior chipset for the Nokia 5.3 in the form of the Snapdragon 665.
That will apparently be combined with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage as standard. But if you're willing to spend a little more cash, pricier variants with 4/64GB and 6/64GB configurations are to be expected too.
Last on the list of features is said to be a 4,000mAh battery that is expected to support some kind of fast charging through the included USB-C port. Like virtually every other Nokia smartphone on the market, stock Android 10 as part of the Android One program is to be expected too.
NokiaPowerUser says the Nokia 5.3 will be available in Charcoal and Cyan at launch. A mystery third color is also planned, although that won't be available until a later date.