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Nokia is reportedly working on a Samsung Galaxy A52 5G rival with a 108MP camera

Nokia 8.3 5G
Nokia 8.3 5G (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • HMD Global is reportedly working on a follow-up to the Nokia 8.3 5G with a 108MP penta-camera setup.
  • It is also tipped to feature a Snapdragon 775 chipset and a 120Hz display.
  • The phone could debut sometime in the third quarter of the year.

Finnish smartphone brand HMD Global recently launched two affordable new X series phones with 5G connectivity and quad rear cameras. According to a new report from NokiaPowerUser, the company is working on another new X series phone to replace last year's Nokia 8.3 5G and give the best Android phones in the mid-range segment a run for their money.

Per the publication, the upcoming device is likely to be marketed as the Nokia X50 and is going to come equipped with a penta-camera setup featuring a 108MP primary sensor. The high-resolution main sensor will apparently be joined by ultra-wide, macro, telephoto, and depth sensors with Zeiss optics and OZO Audio tech.

The rest of the phone's rumored specs are quite impressive as well. It is tipped to include a 6.5-inch "PureDisplay V4" with QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 775 chipset, which is yet to be officially announced. Keeping the lights on is said to be a large 6,000mAh battery. On the software side of things, the Nokia X50 is likely to ship with Android 11 out of the box.

The Nokia X50 is likely to be unveiled sometime in the third quarter of year. Unfortunately, there's still no word on when a proper Nokia-branded flagship phone will be announced. HMD Global's last flagship phone was the Nokia 9 PureView, which was released in early 2019.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
15 Comments
  • NokiaPowerUser does nothing but throw clay at the wall to see if it sticks. They have ZERO clues what HMD is working on.
    And you believed them ahahahahahah You might as well just write articles based on your own deductions given the current line-up of any company. 'cause that's what they do.
  • I agree, the rumor mill from NokiaPowerUser isn't worth a second glance.
  • This new Nokia phone will probably be trash against the A52, especially if its running Android One.
  • 108mp camera. For when you need to print a picture to go up on a billboard.
  • I don't understand what Nokia is doing right now. You want them to come out with something great but it seems like they are living off brand name alone and no substance.
  • ...so they’re not Samsung or google? Got it.
  • No its just their not Samsung, Google is sh*t at phones you only have to look at the garbage iPixels they release every year to see that Google should give up on smartphones altogether.
  • So it'll likely be priced above the A52, with an LCD panel.
  • And will be trash against the A52 with only a 60Hz display. You only need to look at HMD Global's last release, the Nokia 8.3, overpriced with only a 60Hz panel and the trash software that's Android One.
  • I wish Nokia would work on the Android 11 updates promised for Q4 2020, which were delayed and promised for Q1 in 2021, delayed again and still waiting.
  • If you want fast updates to Android 11, get a Samsung, better hardware amd way better software that's feature packed and very useful as well as useful customisations.
  • This time last year you were pushing the Apple barrow and all Androids were trash. Now you're pushing the Samsung barrow and all other brands are trash.
  • No not all brands are trash, just Nokia under this crappy HMD Global custodianship, its I've realised what I've been missing with Samsung and no other brand comes close, LG should have been the second best but we all know how that turned out for LG.
  • I've got a Samsung A70 running Android 11. It started life on Android 9 and the 11 update arrived this month as promised by Samsung.
    It's great to see you back at AC, Beno
  • Thanks, I've since gotten a Galaxy S20 FE (5G version) and a Galaxy Tab S7+ which I love both of them very much, although I still hasn't iPhone, I barely use it anymore and will be getting rid of it once I've paid it off, I'm seriously done with Apple and their restrictive, locked, limited, overpriced, overhyped and overrated products and switching to Samsung, I love One UI and the amazing features and customisations on offer, especially using the Good Lock app.