Nokia 5G smartphone with 108MP penta-lens camera rumoured for release in late 2021

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Following the launch of two 5G phones – the Nokia X10 and Nokia X20 – already this year, it looks like Nokia is planning to launch more. According to source, Nokia Power User, a new 5G smartphone is planned for Q3 2021 and will feature a 108MP penta-lens camera and a QHD+ 120Hz display. Given the change in the Nokia naming convention, the new phone may be an X-series phone, possibly the Nokia X50.

Nokia 8.35G successor

HMD Global launched the Nokia 9 PureView, the world’s first phone with a penta-lens camera system but haven’t launched a successor model to date. If the information shared by Nokia Power User is correct, this new 5G phone will be that long-awaited upper mid-range phone with a penta-lens setup and Nokia 8.35G successor.

The Penta-cam setup on the rumoured Nokia 8.3 5G successor is thought to be a 108MP main sensor with ultra-wide, depth, macro and telephoto sensors. Like the Nokia 8.3 5G, it’s said to feature Zeiss optics and OZO Audio tech.


Nokia 8.3 5G (Image credit: Nokia)

Unannounced Snapdragon 775/775G

The rumoured 5G phone is said to feature a 6.5-inch PureDisplay V4 that offers a Quad HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Additionally, the report says the smartphone will be powered by the unannounced Snapdragon 775/775G (aka SM73500), considered to be a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 765G.

A 6,000mAh battery for an upcoming Nokia phone was recently spotted at the TUV certification platform, revealing additionally that it will arrive with support for 22.5W rapid charging. So, it’s thought this is the battery for the new, rumoured 5G phone.

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