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Amazon Germany lists the Nokia 8.3 5G: new Snapdragon 765G-powered smartphone could hit retail soon, but high price and LCD panel raise questions

The Nokia 8.3 might hit retail channels sooner than expected (Image source: Nokia)
The Nokia 8.3 might hit retail channels sooner than expected (Image source: Nokia)
Amazon Germany recently listed the upcoming Nokia 8.3. The listing is an indicator that HMD/Nokia’s latest midrange Snapdragon 765G-powered device might hit retail channels soon. A high price point and lacklustre specs raise questions about its success, though.

Amazon Germany recently listed the Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone alongside the currently available Nokia 8.1 This hints at a sooner than expected retail launch for the Snapdragon 765G-powered 5G smartphone. Earlier reports indicated that, because of COVID-19, we might be looking at a substantial delay before the Nokia 8.3 5G hits the market.

The Amazon listing, then, is good news for buyers looking to get their hands no this semi-flagship. With a sticker price of over US$600, the Nokia 8.3 is in the same general price bracket as inexpensive flagships like the OnePlus 8 and the Redmi K30 Pro (which should make its way to European markets in the next couple months).

The pricing is a bit of an issue considering the sub-premium Snapdragon 765G chipset and the inclusion of a bog-standard LCD panel. In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, it remains to be seen whether the Nokia device will have a lot of takers. Nevertheless, we expect to see it launch soon.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-06-17 (Update: 2020-06-17)