Affordable Nokia 5G phone coming in 2020

Helsinki: HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, has confirmed that an affordable Nokia 5G phone that would cost around half of the existing ones would arrive next year in the US.

“We see a particular opportunity for us in bringing 5G to a more affordable segment as we enter the market,” HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas said.

“I would say affordable in relation to what’s available today. I would love to see us at half of the price where you have 5G today,” he added.

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HMD Global is expected to launch two Nokia 5G smartphones this year, news portal GizmoChina reported on Thursday.

One of the smartphones would be a flagship with Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with the X55 modem to enable 5G connectivity. The other device is said to be more mid-ranged and powered by a Snapdragon 700 series chipset.

In India, 5G services are expected to begin next year and the 5G Nokia phone is likely to come to the Indian market in 2020.

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