Following the launch of the Snapdragon 730 chipset, the Snapdragon 735 SoC was leaked which claimed to have 5G support. Then at IFA Qualcomm announced a 7-series chipset that would include an integrated 5G modem.
It has now been revealed that the up and coming Nokia 8.2 will feature this chipset, joining both OPPO and Realme with launching 5G mid-range phone likely before the year is out. While the Snapdragon 735 hasn't been formally announced it looks almost certain that this will be the new 5G integrated chipset.
It is claimed the Snapdragon 735 will use the 7nm fabrication process compared to the 8nm LPP on the existing Snapdragon 730. If the leaks from earlier in the year are accurate the SD735 will be quite different from the SD730 using a 1x1x4 cluster with the big core being clocked at 2.9Ghz then the middle at 2.4ghz.
The Nokia 8.1, after all, was launched in December last year, so we expect a similar November-December time frame for the Nokia 8.2 as well.
HMD Global had confirmed a few months ago that it is working on bringing affordable 5G phones to the market, and it looks like the Nokia 8.2 might be that.
The company is expected to offer 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 from the brand to debut with 8GB RAM.
The pop-up camera is tipped to use a 32-megapixel sensor and run Android Q out of the box. There could also be a quad rear camera setup.