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Nokia 5.4 expected to launch soon, key details leaked

HMD Global is said to be preparing to launch the Nokia 5.4 soon, which will take things forward from the Nokia 5.3.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | November 29, 2020 | Updated 12:16 IST
Representational image of Nokia 5.3

Highlights

  • Nokia 5.4 will be the successor to the Nokia 5.3 that might launch soon.
  • A new report has suggested Nokia 5.4 will have a 6.4-inch display.
  • Nokia 5.4 is said to come with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

Nokia 5.3 was launched by HMD Global, the company that now licenses Nokia-branded smartphones, a few months back. This smartphone was introduced to India as the company's first candidate this year to take on rivals. Basically, it has not been a long time since the Nokia 5.3 arrived, but the company seems already geared up for the launch of the successor. Reportedly, the successor of the Nokia 5.3 will, obviously, be called Nokia 5.4. Not just the name, its key details have also emerged online ahead of an imminent launch.

Per a report by Nokiapoweruser, which is a credible source for Nokia leaks, the Nokia 5.4 will arrive sooner than expected. The report has not mentioned how different the Nokia 5.4 will be from Nokia 5.3 (Review) from an overall perspective but it does state that some aspects will exactly be the same. For instance, the Nokia 5.4 will come bearing a punch-hole display, which is also what we have on the Nokia 5.3. The display could be 6.4-inches in size, according to the report, which means it is going to be a tad smaller than the 6.55-inch LCD on the Nokia 5.3.

The report does not mention if there will be a 90Hz refresh rate on the Nokia 5.4 display, which it most likely will not have. HMD Global is running behind in implementing high refresh rates on the displays of its smartphones, including the ones positioned in the premium category, let alone the budget and mid-range segments. The Nokia 5.4 is not going to be any different in terms of technology, according to the report so far.

Besides, the Nokia 5.4 will be available in two configurations of RAM and storage. The RAM will be fixed at 4GB for both models but the storage will vary between 64GB and 128GB. Of course, there will be support for a microSD card on both Nokia 5.4 storage variants. The Nokia 5.4 is also expected to come with slightly better cameras on the back, however, the number of sensors is likely to be four. The Nokia 5.3 comes with a combination of a 13MP main camera, a 5MP secondary camera, and two 2MP cameras on the back. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera on the front.

For now, the report does not mention the processor that the Nokia 5.4 will pack. But it could be better than what the Nokia 5.3 comes running. The current model of the Nokia 5.X series is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. It runs Android 10 under the Android One programme but is upgradeable to Android 11 software as and when HMD Global rolls it out under the roadmap for the next Android firmware version. The fingerprint sensor on the Nokia 5.3 is on the back, which is also what we can see on the Nokia 5.4. It is very less likely for the fingerprint sensor to be displaced to some other portion on the Nokia 5.4.

The Nokia 5.4 will arrive in Blue and Purple colourways, according to the report. However, the report does mention there could be more colour variants for the Nokia 5.4, although nothing is confirmed as of now. The Nokia 5.3 comes in Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal colours with a premium finish. Nokia smartphones have beautiful designs, no matter what their price is. Even an entry-level device does not feel like one as far as aesthetics are concerned. Rest assured, the Nokia 5.4 will be another gorgeous entrant to HMD Global's kitty of good-looking smartphones.

Separately, the Finnish company is working on a range of phones, including the Nokia 9.3 PureView. The flagship device from HMD Global is now reported to arrive in the first half of 2021 after having been delayed multiple times throughout this year. Along with the Nokia 9.3 PureView, two other smartphones, the Nokia 7.3 and Nokia 6.3 are also delayed reportedly. HMD Global recently launched Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4 in Europe, of which the latter made it to India last week. The launch strategy of HMD Global is pretty uncertain right now, but it will be good for the company's business and Nokia fans if the launch of smartphones gets a little streamlined.

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