Qualcomm has confirmed in its press release that HMD Global (Nokia Mobile) is one of the OEMs expected to announce 5G smartphones powered by Snapdragon 690. The press release also confirms that these first 5G smartphones may be launched in the second half of 2020.
HMD Global, LG Electronics, Motorola, SHARP, TCL, and Wingtech are among the OEMs/ODMs expected to announce smartphones powered by Snapdragon 690.
Devices based on Snapdragon 690 are expected to be commercially available in the second half of 2020. With the new addition of Snapdragon 690, there will be more than 1,800 devices either announced and in development in the 6-series.
We think that this 5G smartphone will be Nokia 7.3 on the basis of exclusive information from our sources. Recently our sources reported that development work for Nokia 7.3 is on track for a launch in early Q4 2020. The launch timings still depend on the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and how quickly it can be controlled worldwide.