HMD Global is raising its hopes on 5G to revive the fortunes of its Nokia smartphone division, and to achieve this, it is relying on Qualcomm’s newly announced mid-range 5G-ready SoCs. At the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company announced that Nokia would soon launch a 5G phone employing the new Snapdragon 765 SoC with an integrated Snapdragon X52 5G modem. The company has also shared a teaser image of its upcoming phone which shows a side-mounted fingerprint, a glossy finish with a glossy rear panel, and what appears to be a circular camera module at the rear.
Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of the Finnish company, took the stage on the first day of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit and revealed that a new Nokia-branded phone powered by the Snapdragon 765 SoC will be launched soon. The teaser poster on the upcoming phone stage featured a copper colored frame and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor below the volume rocker. The silhouette of what appears to be a circular camera module at the back is also visible.
It also revealed that the upcoming Nokia phone will take advantage of the in-house Zeiss camera technology we’ve already seen on a wide range of premium Nokia-branded phones. Additionally, the phone will employ PureDisplay technology that provides HDR10 video playback support, and also leverages SDR content to HDR by taking advantage of a dedicated 16-bit engine in real-time.
“Our top priority for 2020 is making 5G more accessible – bringing the future 5G experience with Snapdragon Mobile45 mobile platform for the best performance in an affordable yet premium grade, NSA and SA network”, to Sarvikas The official Qualcomm said press release. The quote also indicates that the upcoming Snapdragon 765-powered Nokia phone will offer dual-mode 5G (SA + NSA support).