Nokia could be the first to use Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 camera. Previous reports claimed that Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 sensor would debut on an upcoming Nokia flagship. Xiaomi is also working on a smartphone bearing Samsung’s flagship camera sensor, targeting an H2 2022 release. Meanwhile, Samsung is working on the new and upgraded ISOCELL HP3 camera sensor, possibly for the Galaxy S23 in early 2023. This Nokia N73 leak doesn’t align well with HMD Global’s recent words about launching a flagship this year. In a recent interview with Android Authority, HMD Global’s Head of Product Marketing, Adam Ferguson, said there wouldn’t be another Nokia flagship in 2022. “Making an $800 phone doesn’t make sense for us at the moment,” Ferguson was quoted as saying.
Long-term mobile aficionados will recall the Nokia N73, a Symbian-based phone released in 2006. However, that nickname may be making a comeback. This week, a fresh depiction of a smartphone dubbed the Nokia N73 surfaced online. According to a recent claim, this Android smartphone would include five back cameras, including Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor. The fan-made depiction of the Nokia N73 seen below was published by Chinese tech news site CNMO (via SamMobile). It shows us the claimed penta-camera configuration but not much more. The story does not explain when this mystery Nokia smartphone would be released, nor does it provide any other information regarding its physical specifications. Considering these facts, we will accept this report with a grain of salt.
However, the Nokia parent company does intend to release a handful of feature phones and mid-range devices this year. Among these is the recently unveiled Nokia G11, featuring a 6.5-inch LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, and the Unisoc T606 octa-core SoC. The smartphone also packs three rear cameras on the back – a 13-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. While it’s not necessarily a flagship killer, the three-day battery life (5,050mAh) and a price tag of well under $200 means it is among the most popular budget phones currently available. We expect a handful of new Nokia devices to launch over the next several months.