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Blink and you'd think this Nokia phone with a 48MP camera was made by Motorola

This would be only the second device from HMD Global with a 48MP camera sensor.

Published onJuly 5, 2019

A leaked image of an unreleased Nokia smartphone with a 48MP rear camera sensor.

Recently, a potentially upcoming smartphone prototype from HMD Global bearing the Nokia name hit Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The posts have since been removed, but luckily XDA Developers caught it in time to save the images.

There are a lot of images and all of them are crystal clear (unlike some other recent leaked smartphone images we’ve seen). As such, we get a good look at not only the design of this leaked Nokia device but also even some of its specs and features.

Check out the pics for yourself below!

The most notable attribute of the prototype is the fact that there’s a 48MP sensor on the back. We don’t know which 48MP sensor, but the Sony IMX586 is probably a good bet, as that’s the most popular 48MP sensor in use today.

Along with that primary sensor, there are at least two other sensors on the back of the phone arranged in a vaguely Motorola-esque circle shape. According to some images of the phone’s software, one of those sensors is a wide-angle lens.

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The front display has a waterdrop notch which looks very much like the notch on the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7. There’s also some fairly thick bezels around the display including a large chin with the Nokia logo front-and-center.

On the back, there’s a fingerprint sensor and at the top, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Judging from this prototype, this Nokia phone appears to be another entry into its line of mid-range devices, since it is decidedly not a 2019 flagship. The notch, the rear fingerprint sensor, and the sizeable bezels are a dead giveaway that this will not be an expensive phone, even with that 48MP sensor on board.

What do you think? Are you interested in a Nokia phone with a high-end sensor but in a mid-range body? Let us know in the comments!

NEXT: Nokia 2.2 announced: Who wants an Android One phone for 99 euros?

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