5G is the next milestone for the network speed standards and Nokia Networks has been leading from the front in its development and evolution. Now, it seems Nokia 5G compliant smartphones are in works too targeted at 2019 for a possible launch.

Qualcomm in its press release has revealed a list of OEM companies who are working with it to bring 5G smartphones and HMD is one of them.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that its Qualcomm® Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family has been selected by a number of global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for standard-compliant 5G NR mobile device product launches starting in 2019. Those working with Qualcomm Technologies include OEMs such as Asus, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global – the home of Nokia phones, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi and ZTE. These OEMs are working to commercialize 5G mobile devices for the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum bands starting in 2019 based on the first commercially announced 5G modem solution, the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family.

The press release clearly mentions that HMD is one of the OEMs working to commercialize 5G mobile devices starting in 2019. That’s certainly encouraging news and Nokia fans can expect to see some Nokia speed monsters coming out of the stable.

Thanks Vindu & Neil for the tip. Cheers!!