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Nokia N73: HMD Global rumoured to be bringing back classic smartphone with Samsung's 200 MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor

The Nokia N73 is rumoured to feature the ISOCELL HP1, Samsung's 200 MP camera sensor. (Image source: CNMO)
The Nokia N73 is rumoured to feature the ISOCELL HP1, Samsung's 200 MP camera sensor. (Image source: CNMO)
According to reports, HMD Global is developing a new version of the Nokia N73. Allegedly, the Nokia N73 would be a return to flagship smartphones for HMD Global, with a Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor allowing it to shoot in up to 200 MP. The leak contradicts HMD Global's stated aim for the future of the Nokia brand, though.

In March, HMD Global stated to Android Authority that it wanted to 'stand for something very different' than getting into 'a massive spec war with other players'. However, there are now contradictory reports that the company plans revive the Nokia N73, originally released in 2006. Supposedly, HMD Global is developing the new Nokia N73 with a penta-camera too, last seen in the Nokia 9 PureView.

According to CNMO, the Nokia N73 has two LED flash modules as well, mirroring the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2T. Incidentally, the same source alleges that HMD Global has sourced the ISOCELL HP1, a 200 MP camera that Samsung announced last year. For reference, the ISOCELL HP1 is expected to debut in the Motorola Frontier, which has already been leaked several times.

While camera samples from the ISOCELL HP1 have not emerged yet, the sensor has a 1/1.22-inch optical format and 0.64 μm-wide pixels that it can increase to 2.56 μm by using pixel-binning to output at 12.5 MP. It remains to be seen whether the Nokia N73 will resemble the renders shown too. Ultimately, we would recommend exercising some scepticism until other Nokia N73 leaks arrive.

(Image source: CNMO)
(Image source: CNMO)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05-12 (Update: 2022-05-12)