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Here's our first look at the Nokia 7.3

Nokia 73 Leak
Nokia 73 Leak (Image credit: @OnLeaks / IPEEWorld)

What you need to know

  • The first CAD-based renders of the Nokia 7.3 have surfaced.
  • The renders reveal a hole-punch display and a quad-camera setup.
  • Nokia 7.3 is expected to have a plastic body with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display.

In March this year, HMD Global announced the Nokia 8.3, its first 5G-enabled smartphone. The company is soon expected to unveil a more affordable 5G smartphone, which is likely to succeed the Nokia 7.2. The first renders of the upcoming mid-ranger have now been posted by popular leaker @OnLeaks, in collaboration with IPEEWorld.

The CAD-based renders of the Nokia 7.3 reveal the phone will have a hole-punch cutout in the top-left corner of the display, similar to the Nokia 8.3. It will also have a similar circular camera module on the back, housing a total of four sensors. There is also a fingerprint sensor right below the camera module. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone, while the bottom side houses a USB Type-C port. Like most Nokia phones, the Nokia 7.3 will include a headphone jack too.

As per @OnLeaks, the upcoming mid-ranger will have a 6.5-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. Unlike the Nokia 8.3 5G, however, the Nokia 7.3 will apparently have a plastic back. While the tech specs of the upcoming phone haven't been revealed yet, rumors suggest it could be the first phone from HMD Global to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 690 chipset. Some of the other rumored specs of the phone include a 48MP main camera, 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging, and a dedicated Google Assistant button.

The Nokia 7.3 is expected to be launched sometime in the fourth quarter of the year.

Nokia 83 8.3 Render Edited

Nokia 8.3

HMD Global's first 5G phone has a Snapdragon 765 chipset, quad rear cameras with a 64MP primary sensor, and a large 4,500mAh battery. It also offers clean Android software and is guaranteed to receive monthly security updates for up to three years.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
  • As a Nokia 7.1 owner I'm disappointed in the specs of the 7.3.
  • Nice. I like it. It's a refinement of the 7.2
    Hopefully my next upgrade!
  • Certainly not happy with the plastic scenario. Disappointed.
  • Exactly. Not happy about it either.
  • I guess, when compared with the elegant glass finish of the 7.1 and 7.2, this may seem like a downgrade. Still, remember that this is a leaked photo. We don't really know for sure what the actual device will look like and what it's body, finishes and accents will be made out of. I'll reserve final judgment until then. There's always the 8.3 as an alternative choice. Sure it costs more now, but a few months down the road, the price will drop. Honestly, though I get the disappointment with a potential back cover made out of plastic, personally I don't care that much. I'll put a case on the phone anyways... I'm more interested in the specs. Battery size/life, on-board storage, screen real estate, the software and security patch updates, 5G capabilities... all for a good price and a decent design, and I'm game! Give me a 7.3 with 6GB-RAM and 128GB storage and now we are talking! The BlackBerry devices I had before, they all had a rubber back cover...Z10, Leap and DTEK50. That was the least of their problems. PS Maybe the back cover is made out of plastic this time around in order to keep the costs down, because of the 5G features...