Update 20-Feb-2020 – The Nokia 1.3, Nokia 8.2 and the Nokia 9.2 are the latest upcoming phones from Nokia that are going to launch soon.
The resurgence of Nokia – Upcoming Phones 2019
The Finnish tech giant is on the verge of a resurgence. All hell broke loose in 2010 when the legendary firm began to lose it’s grip on the business and was dwarfed by rivals.
And finally, in the year 2014, Microsoft bought the rights to sell Nokia Branded phones, for the next ten years.
The downfall continued, and Microsoft failed to do anything meaningful with the Nokia brand. It is one of the most despicable ventures for Microsoft and Steve Balmer.
Next, In the year 2015, Nokia purchased the French mobile manufacturer, Alcatel-Lucent. This kindled hope in the hearts of millions of NOKIA fans (including me) of a possible rebound.
But this story has more twists.
Ending the climax, HMD Global acquired the rights to use the Nokia brand name and sell smartphones globally.
Nokia Brand – Nokia was the world’s top mobile brand, the space that is now occupied by Apple. They had a 60% plus market share, but now it is less than 3%. It could be the greatest comeback by any brand if they play the cards right.
HMD Global launched the first re-imagined Nokia phone “Nokia 6” in China, in Jan 2017, and the phone got an incredible response from fans.
Nokia later launched the Flagship Nokia 8 that comes with innovative Dual Selfie mode, “Bothie” and OZO sound technology and Carl Zeiss Camera lens.
Notably, HMD Global has partnered with Foxconn (Apple’s manufacturing partner) to make Nokia phones.
Also, apart from India and China, the company is expanding in other countries, but it is still a speck of dust in comparison to what it used to be.
A couple of months back, I wrote about if Nokia Can Become a leading brand again and even about my first ever Nokia phone from 2004.
Also, Note earlier rumored phones like Nokia P1 or Nokia C1 are not going to launch as per the latest reports.
Let’s Check out the Upcoming Nokia Phones in 2020
There are not too many phones that are expected from Nokia but here are some of the phones launched either in China or other countries that are yet to launch in India.
The new Nokia 8.2 comes with a glass unibody design with a metal frame. The upcoming Nokia Android smartphone is an upper mid-range device. It will become the first phone to offers 5G ( in countries like US, China) technology.
While the launch was expected in the last week of March lets wait for the actual release date and price.
It runs on stock Android v 10 (q) Operating System.
With Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Chipset, it has Octa-core (2.4 GHz, Single Core, Kryo 475 + 2.2 GHz, Single Core, Kryo 475 + 1.8GHz, Hexa-Core, Kryo 475) processor.
GPU: Adreno 620
The Nokia 8.2 has 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 256 GB Internal Storage that is expandable upto 400 GB through Micro SD card slot.
The 6.2” screen is an IPS LCD Display that offers 1080*2340 pixel resolution. The pixel density is 416ppi. It has a capacitive, multi-touch touch-screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Unlike its predecessor Nokia 8.1, Nokia 8.2 is offering a 32 MP selfie pop up camera.
On the back is a quad-camera set up of 64+8+5+2 MP.
With features like PDAF, digital zoom, face detection, auto flash, Touch to focus, we are sure to get a hands n camera experience.
Packed with 4000 mAh Li-ion battery, it also has fast charging and USB Type-C port.
- Wi-fi 802.11/ b/g/n, Bluetooth v5m, Volte, NFC, Two 4G sim(nano and nano(hybrid))
- 3.5mm audio jack
Another Nokia release that belongs to the upper mid-range smartphones is Nokia 9.2. The launch is expected to be in February end. Being slightly high end, its premium features and attractive look makes the wait interesting. The expected price is Rs 62,990.
It runs on the Android v10 (Q) operating system. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Chipset it is supported by Octa-core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 585 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 585 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 585) processor.
Graphic Support: Adreno 650
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This phone is backed up by 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Point to be noted here is that the onboard storage is non-expandable.
Coming with a 5.99” screen size is the P-OLED display. The bezel-less display enhances the overall look and design of the phone. It has a resolution of 1440*2560 pixels with a pixel density of 490 ppi. Again this phone has a multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
At the front is given a 24 MP camera that clicks detailed selfies. The rear embraces a quad-camera set up of 13 MP main camera alongside three 13 MP cameras.
With Auto flash, Face detection, digital zoom, and Touch to Focus the camera is not at all compromising and shoots in continuous and HDR modes.
A bulky 4500 mAh Li-ion battery and support for fast charging.
- Two 4G enabled nano sim, Wi-fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC
- USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and more
For the budget-friendly buyers who do not wish to compromise on performance, storage and camera, this upcoming phone is a win-win. Expected to be launched in February end priced at Rs 5999, this economic phone will not disappoint you.
Nokia 1.3 runs on the Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and supporting Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz
Further, it comes with the Adreno 308.
At a very affordable price, this phone gives away 2 GB Ram and 16 GB internal storage, expandable upto 256 GB capacity.
How Nokia has managed to give a waterdrop notch and bezel-less display at this price range is amazing. 5.45” screen has a TFT display. Screen resolution offered is 480*960 pixels with 197 ppi density. Capacitive touch screen with Multi-touch.
There is a 5MP front-facing camera and 8MP lens on the rear along with LED Flash, Autofocus and Exposure Compensation do not take away your fun for clicking pictures, especially without burning a hole in your pocket.
The mobile comes with a 3000 mAh battery and might keep you longing for more heavy battery but considering the price, we can compromise.
Again an upcoming mid-range smartphone by Nokia priced roughly at Rs 13,999 is due for its release in February end. Its compact design and reasonable hardware and software configuration make it an overall satisfying experience for its users.
It runs on the Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. Equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Chipset, it also sports Octa-core (2 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 260) processor.
Graphic Support: Adreno 610
The above-said is powered by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage, expandable upto 400 GB.
There is a 5.9” screen and an IPS LCD Display is delivered here.
It has an HD+ (720*1520) resolution, 285 ppi and the bezel-less display is what you get on unboxing the phone. Not to forget Multi-touch, Capacitive touchscreen. Also, at the back, you get a fingerprint scanner.
For the camera inquisitive, you get a 16 MP front-facing camera and a dual rear camera set up. The main lens is 16 MP for digital zooming along with a 5 MP lens.
With HDR shooting mode and features like Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to Focus, ISO Control and Exposure Compensation, the overall camera experience is pleasing.
This phone comes with a 3500 mAh Li-ion battery.
- Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, Volte, 2 Sim (4G and 2G), USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio, jack and more
Nokia Android Smart Watch
Expanding its horizon into the world of smartwatches, Nokia has collaborated with a French company that deals with high quality smart watches named Withings. Thereafter Nokia has introduced the stylish premium designed Nokia smartwatch in two models: Nokia Steel and Nokia Steel HR.
Bearing a stainless steel body of 37 gms with a circular curved dial, it comes in black, white and grey colors.
All fitness freaks should be excited as it keeps a track of your activities like step counter, distance, calorie count, heart rate hours of sleep, sleep quality. The Health mate app that comes inbuilt takes input from the activity tracker and offers health advice or fitness suggestions.
The added advantage it can be synced with both android and iOS users. So now all your notifications can be mapped via your smartwatch and you also get silent alarm features.
With a battery back up of 14-25 days, it also supports 2-hour full-charge facility.
One feature that differentiates Nokia Steel HR from Nokia Steel is that it offers a digital readout on it that makes fitness parameters easily understandable.
Thanks to the Geekbench listing and leaked images there are a lot of details available about the upcoming Nokia 7.2.
It is likely to launch at an IFA event on 5th September along with the Nokia 6.2.
The Nokia 7.2 comes with a large 6.18 Inch display with Full HD+ resolution (2240*1080) and has a tiny u-shaped waterdrop notch.
The backside houses a circular camera assembly that has triple rear cameras and an LED flash.
The primary camera is 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensors that we have seen on several mobiles like the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme X.
Further, the Geekbench listing suggests that it can have Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SOC. The Geekbench score for the device is 1604 on the single-core test and 5821 for the multi-core test.
Further, it will run on the stock Android 9.0 Pie OS and will come with 4 GB / 6 GB Ram. The internal storage space is 64/128 GB.
Lastly, it will come with a 3500 mAH capacity battery and will have Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support.
The latest Nokia mobile that is expected to launch in either July or August 2019, is Nokia 5.2. The Nokia 5.2 images were leaked on the Chinese Social Media Website Weibo and also on the search giant Baidu.
The Nokia 5.2 is codenamed as Daredevil.
The Nokia 5.2 comes with a unique circular camera module that houses triple rear cameras. Based on the EXIF information the primary camera on the Nokia 5.2 is a 48 MP shooter with an f/1.8 aperture lens.
Further, the mobile comes with a glossy back cover which is made from Glass and at the front there is a tiny waterdrop notch. It is running on stock Android Pie 9.0 and will ship with only essential Apps from Google.
As per the information available, the Nokia 5.2 will use a 3500 mAH capacity battery and will also have fast charging support. It will come with the PureView Display with teardrop notch and will have FHD+ 2340*1080 pixels resolution.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.95 GHz and comes with the Adreno 512 GPU.
Nokia 6.2 (Punch Hole Camera)
Nokia has launched Nokia 2.2, 4.2, and 3.2 recently in the Indian market; there are rumors that they can bring the Nokia X71 launched in China as Nokia 6.2 to India.
The Nokia 6.2 is the first mobile from Nokia to come with the Punch Hole display similar to the Samsung Galaxy M40. It has got a 6.39-inch FHD+ (2340*1080 pixels), 19.3:9 PureView Display.
The front side is bezel-less and has over 91% screen to body ratio. The phone has metallic and glass construction, making it look premium.
For photography, the Nokia 6.2 comes with triple rear cameras (48 MP Primary +8 MP Wide-Angle+5 MP depth). The primary camera is a SonyIMX 586 Sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens and is capable of clicking detailed images.
The front Punch Hole camera comes with a 16 MP lens and has an f/2.0 aperture lens.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor and the Adreno 509 GPU. Additionally, it comes with 6 GB Ram and has 128 GB of internal storage, expandable upto 256 GB.
There is a 3500 mAH capacity battery which can easily last all day. Also, it comes with an 18 Watts Charger out of the box for Quick Charging.
Lastly, Nokia 6.2 runs on stock Android 9.0 Pie and has Dual 4G VOLTE support.
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