Unfortunately, there’s also nothing new to report on the retail pricing front yet, so we’ll just have to assume the Nokia 8.3 5G will cost $600 or so unlocked based on its European MSRP. It remains to be seen if HMD plans to release both the entry-level 6GB RAM/64GB ROM configuration and the slightly higher-end variant packing an extra 2 gigs of memory and twice that internal storage space in the US.
Keep in mind that the aforementioned LG Velvet 5G
costs $599 as standard stateside with 128 gigs of local digital hoarding room and a 6GB RAM count on deck, a configuration shared by Samsung’s Galaxy A71 5G
, which just so happens to be priced at six Benjamins as well.
Because it’s unclear if any of the nation’s major wireless service providers will pick up the 5G-capable Nokia 8
.3 anytime soon, a comparison with the unlocked $500 Motorola Edge 5G
might be more fitting. That particular 6.7-inch model, which is currently marked down from a $700 list price
, comes with a whopping 256GB storage and 6GB RAM, as well as a quad rear-facing camera system composed of a 64MP primary shooter, 8MP telephoto lens, 16MP ultra-wide-angle snapper, and 3D ToF sensor.
In contrast, the main 64MP camera slapped on the back of the Nokia 8.3 5G is accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro shooter, and 2MP depth sensor. The two devices share both a Snapdragon 765 processor and 4,500mAh battery, but the OLED screen on the Motorola Edge
is curvier and smoother than the IPS LCD panel of the Nokia 8.3, with a 90Hz refresh rate in tow.
Bottom line, we should keep our fingers crossed for a significantly lower Nokia 8.3 5G price point than $600 in the US, at least for the sake of healthy market competition.