Last year, HMD Global released second-generation variants of the Nokia handsets that came out in 2017. Beginning earlier this year going forward, the Finish company will release third-generation variants of these same phones and while the budget Nokia 2.2 and Nokia 3.2 are already among us, details of more superior devices have started showing up online.
Mid this month, we bumped into the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2, with reports claiming the two will share the same design language and size, but the internals will be different. It’s not clear which Android version will power these two out of the box, but what is gaining traction is that their superior counterpart, the Nokia 8.2, will be powered by the latest and greatest from Google, Android 10 Q, out of the box.
According to MySmartPrice, which exclusively reported about the said Nokia 8.2, the device will also be HMD Global’s first with a pop-up selfie camera. Oppo was the first to bring this technology in Kenya with the Oppo F11 Pro followed by Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.
Specifically, the elevating selfie camera will house a 32MP lens capable of outputting 8MP images with the help of Tetracell pixel-binning technology. It has also been claimed the Nokia 8.2 will rock up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. If this materializes, it will be the first Nokia handset with such massive memory.
The Nokia 8.1 was unveiled in December 2018 but arrived in Kenya in March 2019. While it would only make sense to expect the Nokia 8.2 to arrive in December 2019 (typically, smartphone release cycles last a year), the massive discounts the Nokia 8.1 is enjoying in Europe could imply its successor is coming soon.