Nokia 8.2 5G may debut at MWC 2020 with 64MP camera, all-screen design, more
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The Nokia 8.2 is reportedly on track for launch later this year but a new rumor suggests HMD Global is actively working on a separate 5G variant that could debut in early 2020.
Industry sources speaking with NokiaPowerUser revealed that HMD’s “affordable” 5G smartphone, which was teased as recently as last month, is indeed the Nokia 8.2 5G. It’ll reportedly 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. This means the smartphone will skip both the notch and punch-hole designs that have previously been used in favor of an all-screen implementation.
The information provided also points towards the presence of a 64-megapixel primary camera within a circular model on the back. It will reportedly feature an even bigger sensor than the one found on the Nokia 7.2 and make use of pixel binning technology that should ultimately produce higher quality 16-megapixel shots.
The entire camera setup looks set to be developed alongside ZEISS and will apparently be paired with the latest OZO audio technology and an improved Night Mode. Internal specifications haven’t yet leaked but HMD itself has already teased the presence of a Snapdragon 700-series chipset.
The Nokia 8.2 5G will reportedly be announced at MWC 2020 in late February. Do take into account, however, that HMD is allegedly debating the idea of a different marketing name for the phone that’d remove the direct association with the standard Nokia 8.2, despite the physical similarities.