We know that HMD is one of the Android manufacturers supposed to bring a 5G smartphone in 2019. Now, HMD has entered into a patent-licensing agreement with Qualcomm that will allow it to bring its 5G smartphone to the market.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and HMD Global Oy today announced that HMD Global has entered into a direct worldwide license arrangement with Qualcomm to cover branded single-mode and multimode devices manufactured and marketed by HMD Global under the Nokia brand. Under the terms of the agreements, Qualcomm has granted HMD Global royalty-bearing patent licenses to develop, manufacture and sell branded 3G, 4G and 5G single-mode and multimode complete devices.
So, as mentioned in the paragraph taken from the press release Qualcomm has now granted HMD license to develop, manufacture and sell 5G smartphones.
We earlier covered a leak that claims a Nokia 9 PureView successor coming as the first 5G Nokia smartphone in 2019. We can’t vouch for the legitimacy of this leak but so far Snapdragon 855 is the processor that can support 5G and is available for production.