HMD Global launches Nokia 5.3 and Nokia C3 in India

HMD Global launches Nokia 5.3 and Nokia C3 in India

Finnish startup, HMD Global, resurrected the Nokia brand in December 2016 and since then, the company has been going strong with its extensive lineup of Android smartphones and features phones. Back in March, HMD unveiled its fourth generation of devices — categorized by the “x.3” moniker, including the Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 1.3. Now, the company brings the Nokia 5.3 to India while also debuting the new entry-level Nokia C3 in the region for global availability.

Nokia 5.3

The Nokia 5.3 is a camera-centric smartphone for the lower-mid-range. The device features quad cameras on the back, including a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Just like its predecessor — Nokia 5.1 Plus, the Nokia 5.3 comes with an HD+ display but with a narrower notch. It runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 mobile platform with options between 4GB and 6GB of RAM.


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Like most other Nokia branded smartphones, the Nokia 5.3 is part of Google’s Android One program and comes with the guarantee of at least two years of OS updates. The phone comes with Android 10 out of the box and will receive updates to Android 11 as well as Android 12 (or whatever Google calls it). Lastly, the smartphone features a 4000mAh battery and comes with a 10W charger.

The Nokia 5.3 will be available in India only via online channels, including Amazon and Nokia’s online store from September 1st. Users interested in buying can pre-book the device starting today i.e. August 25th. The 4GB/64GB variant of the smartphone is priced at ₹13,999 while the 6GB/64GB variant comes for ₹15,499.

Nokia 5.3 Specifications

  • 6.55-inch (720 x 1600 pixels) HD+ 20:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 665
    • 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs)
    • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB
  • Android 10
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 5MP wide-angle camera, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP for macro
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5mm; Weight: 185g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh with 10W charging

Nokia C3

Besides the Nokia 5.3, the new Nokia C3 entry-level smartphone was unveiled not just for India but for the global markets. The Nokia C3 comes with a 5.99″ HD+ display and is powered by an octa-core Unisoc chipset along with 2 or 3GB of RAM. It features a single 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. The smartphone also features a dedicated Google Assistant button on the sides and a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back.

Nokia C3 uses a 3040mAh battery and supports 5W charging. It runs on Android 10 but HMD has not made any claims about updates on the device.

It will be available in India starting September 17th via Nokia’s online store and offline retail chains. The 2GB/16GB variant is priced at ₹7,499 while the 3GB/32GB variant comes for ₹8,999. With this, HMD is also offering a 1-year replacement guarantee such that any fault with the device (covered under the guarantee) will ensure that you get a new handset instead of a repaired one.

Nokia C3 Specifications

  • 5.99-inch (720 x 1600 pixels) HD+ 20:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-core Unisoc SC9863A SoC
    • Quad 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A55 + Quad 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 CPUs
    • IMG 8322 GPU
  • 2GB / 3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB
  • Android 10
  • Dual SIM
  • 8MP rear camera with f/2.8 aperture, LED flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 159.6 x 77 x 8.69mm; Weight 184.5g (with battery)
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + A-GPS, Micro USB
  • 3040mAh with 5W charging

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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