When Qualcomm made the surprise announcement of the 5G-capable Snapdragon 690, HMD Global was quick to tease an upcoming phone utilizing this new mobile platform. Some people, however, were also quick to point out that this isn’t HMD’s first “truly global” 5G phone and that the one it promised last March is still nowhere to be found. As if on cue, the Nokia 8.3 5G suddenly appeared on Amazon in Germany, sending hope that his presumably affordable 5G phone is really close to becoming a reality.
We’ve heard our fair share of 5G phones in the past month, even higher mid-range models that utilized Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 or 765G 5G chips. HMD Global’s boast, however, is that the Nokia 8.3 5G is the world’s first truly global 5G device, meaning it supports almost all 5G bands and frequencies, except for that 6GHz mmWave, of course.
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