HMD Global hopes to launch the successor to the Nokia 8.1 smartphone soon. The upcoming Nokia 8.2 device will reportedly offer support for 5G connectivity. It is expected to be HMD Global’s first smartphone with a pop-up camera. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 chipset, which will be the successor to the Snapdragon 730 SoC.
The upcoming Snapdragon 700-series chip may be based on the 7nm process for improved power efficiency. It will reportedly bring the next generation of AI engines and improvements in performance and gaming, Nokipoweruser. The company is expected to introduce the Nokia 8.2 5G smartphone in three variants. These include 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. Again, this will be the first phone of the brand for the first time with 8 GB RAM.
One can also promise two years of software updates with a premium build and device. The pop-up camera is tipped to use a 32-megapixel sensor and to run Android Q out of the box. It can also have a quad rear camera setup. The setup will reportedly include a 64-megapixel primary sensor. At the moment, it is unknown when the company plans to launch the device.
To recall, the Nokia 8.1 was launched in the year 2018. This handset draws its power from the 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, which is based on the 10nm process. The Nokia 8.1 ships Android Pie OS out of the box. It has a premium glass and metal design. HMD Global launched this phone with a price label of Rs 26,999. Currently, Nokia 8.1 is available for Rs 15,199. You get a dual camera in the back as well as a 6.18-inch full HD + display.