10 June 2019
Nokia isn’t a new name when we talk about 5G, in fact, it has long been known to indulge in it, thanks to its participation in several beefy partnerships. The Finnish company has been showcasing use cases around this next-generation tech and busy in taking some big 5G orders. While the company is doing most of the things around this new tech, the same efforts aren’t really pronounced in the smartphones’ industry. However, the company plans are slowly spanning this area as well. A new report claims that Nokia is developing not one but two 5G phones. So, those who have been wondering whether or not Nokia is working on a 5G phone would now get an answer on it.
One of these Nokia 5G phones is said to be powered by Snapdragon 855 processor and the second one includes the Snapdragon 7xx processor so as to fall into a more affordable sector.
The report cites its source and claims that these Nokia 5G phones will be released at the end of Q3 in 2019, provided that all tests go well. Note that Nokia introduced the ReefShark line of 5G chipsets back in January 2018 with a claim that its chipsets offer bandwidth to 84Gbit/s. These chipsets will also be released by Q3, 2018. The chipsets also incorporate AI technologies from Bell Labs.
Nokia has been busy doing some great agreements with top careers of the US. It did several data networking tests with AT&T and entered an agreement last with T-Mobile last year. So, efforts of Nokia aren’t unknown but we have less frequent reports on a 5G phone from it. There are a few rumors, though. Earlier in January, a report claiming HMD Global is working an upcoming Nokia 9 successor came in. It also stated that the phone in question will also come with 5G support. However, not many details were leaked but it did indicate the company is working to bring such a device.
Interestingly, last week, one of the company’s directors said that Nokia has attracted interest in its next-gen telecoms equipment in recent weeks and this has helped the company to move ahead of Chinese rival Huawei in total 5G orders. Guillen, president of customer operations has reported said to Reuters, “where we are starting to see traction is in countries where there are debates.” So, that’s a great achievement for the Finnish company and we are eager to gain more insights into it. In the USA, it’s competing with Ericsson on building 5G networks for operators where Huawei and ZTE Corporation are effectively banned.