Nokia will launch a 5G smartphone in 2020 for half the price of current 5G devices

Nokia is rumored to be announcing a 5G version of its Nokia 9 handset before the end of this year - dubbed the Nokia 9.1 - but a recent report also claims that the company plans to offer more affordable 5G devices in 2020 too.

According to digital trends, HMD Global - the company responsible for styling Nokia devices these days - is saying that the "value" flagship 5G smartphone is due to launch next year.

With previous rumors suggesting a more powerful Nokia 9.1 to arrive in 2019, we're guessing the 5G price flagship smartphone digital trend is referring to a very different model, although it could be that the Nokia 9.1 will arrive later than originally rumored instead.

Juho Sarvikas, chief product manager for HMD, reportedly told the 5G digital smartphone trends planned for 2020 will cost "about half of what exists today."

According to the post, Sarvikas told digital trends in a telephone conversation: “We see another opportunity for us in bringing 5G to a more affordable segment as we enter the market. I would say more accessible in connection with what is available today. I would like to see us at half price where you have 5g today.”.

At the moment, 5G devices are available from a number of manufacturers, including OnePlus and Samsung, but they don't come cheap. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G for example is $1099, so if Nokia does what it says we could see a 5G phone from the company arrive around £600 in 2020.


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