A tip sent to Nokia Power User (opens in new tab) has revealed a lot about Nokia’s upcoming 5G smartphone. Firstly, the phone is said to be called the Nokia 8.2 and will be powered by Qualcomm’s yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 735.
This makes a lot of sense, because Qualcomm has already teased a smartphone powered by an unreleased Snapdragon 700-series chip. And it was also compatible with 5G networks, so this rumour sounds credible.
The source also revealed some of the new mobile’s specs, including a 64-megapixel camera. On top of this, the standard version is said to feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is certainly generous. However, 128 and 256GB variants will also be available.
With an impressive camera and large storage, the new device could be an incredibly popular addition to the growing list of 5G phones on the market. .
“We want to bring 5G to everyone"
During Nokia's IFA 2019 press conference, it was revealed that the company planned to announce its brand-new 5G smartphone in 2020. Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global, the company behind Nokia mobiles, said, "we want to bring 5G to everyone".
This is following the sentiment that Nokia plans to bring affordable 5G phones to the market, which are much more accessible to consumers that its competition. 5G devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G all come with a more premium price tag, which could be too expensive for many people.
Nokia’s plan to undercut its competitors will certainly make 5G more accessible, and could help speed up the adoption of 5G when it is launched.