While the race is on to offer flagship performance along with 5G spectrum, HMD Global is silently working on bringing 5G capabilities to the masses. Despite being a mid-ranger, the Nokia 8.2 5G still offers a lot of performance for its price. According to the good folks over at NokiaPowerUser, an anonymous source revealed the powerhouse behind the upcoming Nokia 8.2. The report claims that the phone is fueled by the forthcoming Snapdragon 735 by Qualcomm
The SD735 succeeds the SD730 and sits directly below the upcoming SD865, which is another next-generation powerhouse scheduled to arrive in 2020. The leak makes sense since HMD and Qualcomm have already revealed their plans of launching a 5G-compliant mid-range smartphone powered by an unreleased Snapdragon 7-series processor. The SoC features an upgraded AI Engine and is built using a 7nm architecture.
The report further reveals that the Nokia 8.2 5G is rumored to launch in three variants with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, 6 GB of RAM and 12 8GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage. It appears that the Nokia 8.2 5G could be the first phone from the Finnish firm to arrive with 8 GB of RAM. Previous leaks have revealed that the smartphone features a higher screen-to-body-ratio, pop-out selfie camera and a 64-megapixel quad camera setup housed in a circular module at the rear.
HMD Global is expected to showcase the 8.2 5G at Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech trade show in Barcelona, Spain in February 2020. Rumors are rife that it will be an affordable 5G phone priced around $500. The smartphone is also expected to come in LTE only version.UP NEXT: Nokia 6.2 goes official in India with SD636 SoC, 4GB RAM and triple rear cameras