HMD to announce Nokia 8.2 5G, 5.2 and 1.3 handhelds plus a mysterious "Original" lineup at MWC next month
HMD is expected to update its line of Nokia handhelds with a few new models this year. According to insider info coming from IndiaToday Tech, the upcoming Nokia 8.2 model will be HMD’s first 5G-enabled device, while the 5.2 model will replace the 2-year old 5.1, and there will also be a new entry-level 1.3 smartphone. Additionally, HMD plans to announce a new brand called “Original,” but the phone maker has managed to keep this one shrouded in mystery and intends to surprise everyone with the official unveiling at MWC this year.
On the other hand, we already have some spec details for the three upcoming Nokia models. The 8.2 5G, for example, will be a premium mid-range device powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 765 SoC, which is coupled with 6 to 8 GB of RAM and a choice between 128 GB and 256 GB storage. There might be two versions: one with a pOLED display and one with a conventional IPS LCD. Both of these will get an in-display fingerprint scanner. No info about the rear camera setup, but the selfie is supposed to get a 32 MP sensor, while the battery is limited to 3,500 mAh. To compensate, HMD is including the handy 3.5 mm audio jack that is so hard to find on higher-end devices these days. The price for this model should be around US$500.
Next up is the Nokia 5.1 successor that will be marketed as a budget mid-range smartphone. Powered by the Snapdragon 632 SoC, this one will come with only 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 / 64 GB of storage. The rear cameras will feature a 16 MP main sensor with a secondary 8 MP one, and the selfie camera will get an 8 MP sensor, as well. The Nokia 5.2 model should cost only ~US$186.
As for the Nokia 1.3, this device is set to be the most affordable yet in HMD’s portfolio, with a price tag of only US$87. The 1.3 appears to have the bare minimum specs, with only 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage, and it is powered by an entry-level MediaTek SoC. The imagining setup is also quite austere with a single 13 MP main camera on the back and a 5 MP selfie cam.