HMD Global’s Nokia 7.3 leaks in high quality 3D renders
Nokia-branded smartphones, made by HMD Global, don’t always offer the best value proposition, but they make for some amazing smartphones nonetheless. Earlier this week, HMD Global released the Nokia 8.3 5G, the company’s first 5G smartphone which comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G system-on-chip, a near-stock build of Android 10, a 64MP quad rear camera setup, a 120Hz LCD, and much more. It’s not a true flagship phone, but seeing as HMD Global specializes in the mid-range smartphone space, that’s to be expected. Now, following last year’s release of the Nokia 7.2, HMD Global is allegedly gearing up to release its successor in the Nokia 7.3. Renders of the device come courtesy of OnLeaks in collaboration with a site called IPEEWorld, giving us a glimpse of the upcoming device from all angles. If you’re fond of Nokia-branded Android smartphones, you’ll probably like this one.
The Nokia 7.3’s design language is fairly similar to the Nokia 7.2, but there are a few key differences. First, the 7.3 has a quad-camera module housed in a circular, centered camera bump with a fingerprint sensor and Nokia branding below it. The dual LED flash is located to the left of the camera bump. In contrast, the Nokia 7.2 only had a triple camera module. On the front, there’s a 6.5-inch likely Full HD+ resolution flat display with a hole-punch cutout for a single front-facing camera aligned to the left side of the display. The Nokia 7.2, on the other hand, had a waterdrop notch in its display. The rear camera’s main image sensor is 48MP while the front-facing one is 24MP on the Nokia 7.3. The Nokia 7.2, meanwhile, also had a 48MP main rear image sensor, but it had a lower resolution 20MP front-facing camera. We don’t know what image sensor is used for the main rear camera on the new 7.3, and we also don’t know the specs of the auxiliary cameras.
CAD renders suggest the 7.3 has a hefty footprint with dimensions measuring 165.8 x 76.3 x 8.2mm. It’s hard to tell from the renders, but apparently, the body is made of plastic rather than glass. What we can see, though, is that there’s a very considerable chin on the device, and it houses yet another Nokia logo. On the bottom, we can also see that the Nokia 7.3 has a USB Type-C charging port, while on the bottom, we can see it has a 3.5mm audio jack.
According to the report, the Nokia 7.3 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset which has an integrated 5G modem, making it the second Nokia-branded device to support 5G connectivity. This would make the Nokia 7.3 a notable upgrade over the Nokia 7.2, which featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The 7.3 is said to carry a 4,000 mAh battery with support for 18W wired charging, up from 3,500 mAh with 10W charging in the 7.2. These are areas that we’re really glad to see get upgrades. The 7.3 will very likely launch with Android 10 out of the box, though we’re hoping HMD Global can manage to launch it with the new Android 11 release on board. The report doesn’t provide any more details about the Nokia 7.3, but we’ll probably see this phone launch before the end of the year.