Nokia is coming back with Android smartphones somewhere in 2017

Nokia to launch Android smartphones in 2017
Nokia to launch Android smartphones in 2017

It’s doubtful if the younger generation remembers Nokia. Not just Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC, Google, Xiaomi and OnePlus have totally taken over the smartphone market, even smaller, local brands like Micromax in India have a greater chance of being recognized than Nokia. There was a time when you would only get Nokia phones. Those were not the times of smartphones. At that time we had cutting-edge phones, they were not smartphones as we have them now. Apple totally changed the game after launching keyboard-less, touchscreen phones and companies like Nokia couldn’t keep up with the changing trends.

Then the Finnish company was bought by Microsoft and after admitting a loss of $7.6 billion, Microsoft sold its mobile assets to Foxconn, HMD for $350 million. The announcement of a new Nokia smartphone launch was made last month, November 2016. The brand will be coming to the market through another Finnish company HMD Global. The company sources say that the first Android-powered smartphones will be launched in the first half of 2017.

According to the latest rumors, Nokia is making a comeback, maybe with a 5-inch-screen model. The phone may cost $150. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s fastest chips and may even sport a high-end camera.

The new Nokia smartphone may be called “Nokia P”. This Pocket-lint link has more information about the upcoming phone. The links is that the phone will come in a metal body with an anodized finish. The smartphone may have 16 GB RAM and as mentioned above, may use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset which is quite fast.

The high-resolution camera might be 23-megapixel (rear camera) with Carl Zeiss lens.

The link above says that the features of the upcoming Nokia smartphone are mostly speculations based on the fragments of information available on various websites and news sources.

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