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Nokia smartwatch with eSIM support may debut at MWC 2020

On: February 5, 2020

HMD Global is expected to unveil an array of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress later this month. Recent reports have claimed that the Finnish firm may unveil the Nokia 8.2 5G, Nokia 5.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 1.3, Nokia 400 4G and a new version of an iconic feature phone at the event. The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform-driven Nokia 9.2 PureView is speculated to debut a few months later. Fresh information reveals that Nokia might also be planning to introduce its first-ever smartwatch at the event. Among the key features of the smartwatch, eSIM connectivity is the most notable. 

HMD has recently submitted the SIMILEY eSIM trademark to EUIPO. According to Nokia Anew, HMD Global will use it in an upcoming smartwatch and a flagship phone. The demand for eSIM has increased considerably in the last few years. Smartphone manufacturers are now replacing traditional SIM trays with eSIMs in order to save space and prevent further design complications.

The source of the news is a reliable informant when it comes to the latest Nokia devices. The upcoming HMD smartphone was reportedly certified by Google recently, meaning it might run WearOS. HMD is yet to make a formal announcement regarding the smartwatch. We cannot say for sure whether the device will launch at MWC 2020, although the leads are pretty convincing.

Expected Nokia phones at MWC 2020

HMD Global confirmed it will host a pre-MWC 2020 media event at 3.30pm on February 23rd. Nokia is scheduled to launch the 8.2 5G, its first 5G smartphone at the event. The high-end Nokia 8.2 5G is rumored to flaunt a notch-less display with a 32-megapixel front camera housed within a pop-up module. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon 765 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Nokia is also rumoured to be working on a Limited Edition variant sporting 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. The Nokia 8.2 is tipped to feature a 3,500mAh battery with fast charging support. A 64-megapixel primary camera and side-mounted fingerprint scanner are also expected.

The Nokia 400 4G could be debuting as the first Android driven feature phone. The handset will reportedly run GAPF OS and support Google Assistant. Although Google is yet to make the OS official, it is expected to be similar to Kai OS, which is found on the Jio Phone. The Nokia 400 4G will come with Bluetooth 4.2 and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi support. Details on other expected Nokia devices can be found here. 

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.