Leaked Nokia 8.2 5G specs include unreleased Snapdragon, lots of storage

Leaked Nokia 8.2 5G specs include unreleased Snapdragon, lots of storage
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Samsung, Huawei, LG, and OnePlus have so far focused on flagship-level 5G smartphones that cost a small fortune and aren’t very accessible. HMD Global hopes to fix this next year with a cheaper 5G device that’ll still offer a considerable amount of power.

According to the folks over at NokiaPowerUser, a tip provided by a source who wishes to remain anonymous claims the upcoming Nokia 8.2 5G will be powered by Qualcomm’s yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 735. This chipset’s expected to succeed the Snapdragon 730 and sit directly below the next-gen Snapdragon 865 when it arrives in early 2020.

Today’s tip makes quite a bit of sense because Qualcomm and HMD have already teased a smartphone powered by an unreleased Snapdragon 700-series chip that’s compatible with 5G networks. It should be built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process and introduce a next-gen AI Engine. 

The same source also mentioned a number of storage configurations. Specifically, the standard model will reportedly feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, although 6/128GB and 8/256GB versions are said to be in the works too. Previous reports suggest the Nokia 8.2 5G’s feature set will be completed by a pop-out camera, an all-screen design, and a circular camera module on the rear that’s home to a 64-megapixel primary sensor.

The Nokia 8.2 5G is expected to make its debut in late February 2020 at the annual MWC gathering in Barcelona.

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8 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

An affordable 5G smartphone with great build quality and amazing software support from the OEM that has a recent track record of updating more of its fleet of smartphones than any other OEM? I’m here for it, HMD! And making it a 5G smartphone with the latest 7xx Snapdragon SoC, along with HMD supporting its smartphones with at least 2 full OS updates and 3 years of security updates makes for one future proof smartphone.

2. yesyeswe

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 13, 2017

Put in a AMOLED panel as well!

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

yesyeswe, agree.

5. Subie

Posts: 2414; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Not much more could be added to your comment MG! Qualcomm 7 series Soc on 7nm manufacturing process should make it fuel efficient too. I'll also agree with yesyeswe on the AMOLED screen too. Now, Bring It To North America HMD.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, Subie. Fingers crossed for them to bring it North America, but I do believe that they will, considering this will be a milestone for them with it being their first 5G smartphone release, and affordable at that.

7. Subie

Posts: 2414; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

That would be awesome for the US considering they didn't bring over the previous iterations like the Sirocco. I don't think I'll hold my breath for a Canadian release though.

4. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

specs look great all it need is an amoled panel and a decent pricing of , around 500-600$.

8. midix

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

I hope "affordable" means price no higher as 8.1 was when it launched? Otherwise I might go for 8.1 while it's still available for about 300 EUR. So, it's February and not November, as rumored by some other sources?

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