More 5G devices keeps trooping out from different manufacturers to the market and in parallel, the rollout of 5G networks keeps increasing. Well, it seems HMD’s Nokia wants wants to join the league. Rumours of the company working on a 5G device has been on for a while, and now we’re getting more confirmation from NokiaPowerUser and their inside sources on the upcoming Nokia 8.2 5G.
According to the source, HMD’s new 5G smartphone, which was teased as recently as last month, is indeed the Nokia 8.2 5G. It allegedly feature an impressive quadruple-camera setup on the rear in addition to an all-new pop-out camera system up front much like its 4G LTE sibling. Yep, that means no notches or hole punch cameras here.
There’s going to be an interesting caveat to the device though. While HMD Global are calling the new device a value flagship, chances are it won’t actually feature flagship specs to help keep prices low. If this is true, then we’ll probably see a real 5G Nokia flagship with all the bells and whistles later, with the Nokia 8.2 5G here to cover more ground.
It would be recalled that in an interview, HMD Global’s CEO claimed the value flagship would cost half of a typical 5G device. Currently, most of the available 5G capable smartphones are priced around $1000, so it’s not unreasonable to expect the Nokia 8.2 5G to be priced around $500 at the time of launch. We look forward to seeing the device make its official appearance at MWC2020, since it would be a shame not to unveil there.