Nokia 8.2 5G may debut at MWC 2020 with 64MP camera, all-screen design, more

Nokia 8.2 5G may debut at MWC 2020 with 64MP camera, all-screen design, more
The Nokia 9 PureView

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.



1. Subie

Posts: 2393; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Put the Snapdragon 730 in there HMD.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agree, Subie. HMD needs to go on the higher end of the SD700 series with this one, even as far as using the latest SD7xx SoC. This way, they can add to the future proofing of this phone, like what adding 5G capabilities is doing, especially since HMD also guarantees at least 2 years of full OS updates and 3 years of security updates.

5. Subie

Posts: 2393; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good post MG! I wrote what I did because based on HMD's past choices they will probably use the 710. If this new device is announced a MWC, and then released in the spring, that would then give it a 2 year old SOC. I like a lot of what HMD is doing with their hardware and software support but when it comes to their SOC choices I'm left a little wanting...

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, Subie! Agreed. I’m a little perplexed at some of their SoC choices as well. With the Nokia 9 Pureview I understood, being that they worked so hard and so long to get the 5 cameras and the co-processor to work together, but I was a little upset that they chose the SD660 for the Nokia 7.2 when they should have at least used the SD675. The rest of their hardware I have no issues with, and their software has been great! The software support has been nothing short of spectacular.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sweet. We could definitely use an affordable 5G smartphone. Looking forward to it, HMD.

3. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

5G is still in infancy, so I don't really see the point of rushing to get 5G devices out when hardly anyone has access to it. Nokia really needs to focus more on proper band support (Band 71 anyone) in the US than trying to get 5G phones out. The 7.2 doesn't support Band 71 and that's a critical flaw if you ask me.

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