Nokia to bring affordable 5G phones next year

22 August 2019
The brand is also trying to expand its US presence.

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Anonymous, 22 Aug 2019500$ with low end specs just to have 5g maybeI dont think so.
Compared to comnpetition like Samsung, Sony, LG even HTC their pricing is fair and nothing beats pure android.
Only cyanogen from oneplus is better.
Bloatware will be always burden for the phone.

Bewildered , 22 Aug 2019This generalisation is Imo can be seen in a comparison These in... moreMan nokia uses pure android comnpared to bloatware ONE UI.
So in this case any nokia phone is a lot better than any other samsung device.
Also they are lot cheaper because compared to samsung the make cheap and sels cheap where samsung makes cheap but sells with 300-500% price increase.

yogivansh, 22 Aug 2019nokia could easily beat some of the today's flagships if they us... moreEverything sounds good apart from fact jack is trash and burden to any phone.
Also SD855+ is not necesarry maybe only for flagship.

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DJJ, 22 Aug 2019Does anyone know when they are bringing back their NSERIES? Discontinued.

  • Anonymous

I'm glad Nokia is trying to increase its presence in the US. Believe it not, the only reputable budget brands that are readily available in the states are Motorola and LG (Excluding Samsung because they mainly sell flagship phones there), both of which provide horrible software support. If Nokia plays their cards right, markets their budget phones heavily, while providing decent value for the money, I wouldn't be surprised if they become successful in the budget North American market.

  • Anonymous

500$ with low end specs just to have 5g maybe

  • DJJ

Does anyone know when they are bringing back their NSERIES?

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

yogivansh, 22 Aug 2019nokia could easily beat some of the today's flagships if they us... moreThat is if the software doesn't glitch or bug every monthly update...

Next year Qualcomm might bring 5G modem to mid range so its either going to be 2020 mid range with 5G or just 2019 flagship with 5G at lower price than 2020 flagship

  • Bewildered

Bewildered , 22 Aug 2019This generalisation is Imo can be seen in a comparison These in... morehttps://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=9­787&idPhone3=9058&idPhone2=9705

Oops forgot to post this link, as you can see this is the HMD highest spec 4G phone, as I stated 5G phones are essentially flagship 4G phones with a 5G modem,

HMD affordable 5G phones will sport specs, similar, not the Note 10 or Mate 20

  • Love the Community

Make a Nokia 8.3 5G with the same design language as the old Nokia 8 but with new or improved features (Full Series 7000 Aluminum body with the same polishing procedures, still has Nokia OZO microphones, still excellent quality speakers [stereo], 48MP IMX586 with OIS and some EIS powered Ultrawide camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type C 3.1, Snapdragon 865 and it should cost around $650 or 32500 Pesos). The screen can be taller but still keep the same high quality IPS LCD and 1440p.

  • Bewildered

This generalisation is Imo can be seen in a comparison
These initial 5G phones are 4G flagship phones with a 5G modem insts

4G handsets cannot be upgraded to 5G either by software or hardware

The choice is buy another 4G handset which is better camera, RAM, CPU than 2 years ago

Purchasing a 5G now paying the 5G premium now.
HMD 2020 5G phones won't have better specs than these initial 5G phones indeed, they will be at best mid- high, not a challenge to the S10

There won't be any significant upgrades to these 5G handset, so can be held longer

Expect all 5G handset to be locked to the network, relative to contracts, purchasing a 5G handset is the most expensive route to go

The flagship 4G HMD handset will essentially be the flagship 5G

To digress a little when Apple announce the Apple 11 look to this to be the 2020 5G iphone, and prices above these 2019 prices

There are no significant software or hardware phone tech all there is prices, competition will drive the Note 10 prices lower so on 01/01/2020 there will be a lowering from the launch price

nokia could easily beat some of the today's flagships if they use or implement:
1. 48 sony imx586 with zeiss optics with OIS & EIS with variable aperture
2. A true xenon flash along with led flash like in lumia 1020
2. 5000 mah battery
3. Clear black Amoled display with 6.5' inch screen with better screen to body ratio
4. Ozo audio for stereo recording & playback
5. aluminium frame use like is nokia 7.1
6. 3.5 mm headphone jack
7. IR blaster
8. Chipset SD 855+
9. Finger print rear mounter or side mounted.
if above all conditions satisfied, mobile will sell like hot cakes, atleast in my country which has one of the biggest smartphone market





  • Jeanne

Ya, and other companies too

  • Carl

Affordable? What they consider affordable? What do you offer for that affordable price? Because i can put a 5G modem with a SD439, 3GB of RAM, a depth sensor and ask 400 euros plus then say... "look this affordable phone from my point of view", buy it!!!

First, he say that we'll see a Nokia flagship with 5G next year... So no 5G this year for the Nokia 9.1 if it is released. Their phones come with overpriced hardware so, what that means? That their next 5G flagship will come with older and cheaper hardware for cut the cost accordingly? There is ALREADY 5G phones around 550 euros so we ALREADY have phones with 5G at that price.

Looks like HMD-Nokia pretend sell us their 5G MID-RANGE phones at 550 euros next year... and who knows how much for the flagship.

  • Carol

Anonymous, 22 Aug 2019Mi Mix 3 5G is available in the UK, and it's only £499. S... moreLet me guess, a troll with marketing desire...

When Nokia 9.1 Pureview will be available ??

  • Anonymous

Mi Mix 3 5G is available in the UK, and it's only £499. Same price as a OnePlus 7. Also available from the EE and Vodafone on contract.

£499 is pretty good for a Snapdragon 855 powered notchless phone with 5G.

Nokia and affortable never really worked...