Nokia is working on its first 5G smartphone, which will be unveiled in February at MWC 2020. The new product will be called Nokia 8.2 and will become a relatively inexpensive device, sharpened for fifth generation networks.
According to previously released data, the smartphone will receive a Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 chipset. Judging by the numbering, the processor belongs to the 7xx sub-flagship line now represented by the Snapdragon 710 model. The new hardware platform will be implemented according to 7-nm process technology and will receive an integrated 5G modem. It will also be equipped with a neural unit for artificial intelligence-related computing.
Other features include a 64-megapixel main camera based on a Samsung sensor. A similar sensor is used in the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone, featuring TetraCell technology – information from four adjacent pixels is combined into one to produce 16-megapixel images with low noise and wide dynamic range. In addition, the novelty will receive a 32-megapixel front camera and will retail for about $ 500.
Earlier rumors emerged of a cheaper version without 5G support, but insiders have denied it. Some call Nokia 8.2 the leading driver of the future smartphone lineup – which is strange given its relatively low price.
Recall that Nokia's latest flagship was the $ 700 PureView model, which came with a unique five-camera system. It is based on the use of several cameras at the same time – each captures an image with individual settings, after which the processor combines them into the final frame.
Nokia 9 PureView
Unfortunately, Nokia's attempt to "blow up" the flagship segment was not appreciated by experts and users. The PureView model 9 has been criticized for its inactive fingerprint scanner and last year's processor, and the DxOMark profile resource has given its cameras a lower rating than the 2016 iPhone 7 Plus.
In this regard, Nokia-owned HMD could revise its pricing policy and make the future flagship more accessible for better competitiveness. It will now bring its costs closer to its Chinese counterparts, while offering pure Android with Google support and branding power. We are also announcing other features of Nokia 8.2 closer to the official presentation that will take place at the end of February.