Nokia has been down in the drains and people have already lost hope in the once dominant smartphone maker. Hold your tongue though, as there s news of three to four Nokia-branded Android devices set to be unveiled in Q4 this year. Nokia executive Mike Wang has confirmed the news and these devices will not only be smartphones but tablets as well. Looks like Nokia is all set to revive itself and join the race again. Also Read - Jio 5G service: Reliance Jio, Intel partner to develop 5G network for IndiaAlso Read - Nokia C20 Plus budget smartphone launched: Check specs, price and other details
While Nokia plans to unveil these devices sometime towards the end of this year, the actual launch will only happen in early 2017, Wang told Chinese publication The Paper. As has been reported before, Nokia is only lending its brand name, and won’t be designing or manufacturing these devices. That job will be handled by Finnish company HMD, which has been formed with a collaboration between former Nokia and Microsoft employees. Foxconn, on the other hand, is said to be tasked with manufacturing the upcoming devices.
Nokia has been quite hush about its plans for the upcoming devices, but we have already come across a couple of them on the rumor mills. A recent report claimed that Nokia will make a comeback with two new smartphones running Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box with premium metal design and also IP68 certification making it water resistant. More rumors and leaks supports this statement as specifications and features of the Nokia smartphones are revealed.
The two smartphones are expected to feature 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch QHD display respectively and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. The 5.5-inch variant is expected to sport a 22.6-megapixel rear camera, and pricing for the smartphones are expected to start from around Rs 30,000.
But the rumors don t stop there. There have been leaks of alleged smartphones dubbed as the Nokia C1 and the Nokia P1. Reports claim that the P1 is in fact a rebranded Sharp Aquos P1, which offers features like 5.3-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.
Accumulating all the rumors and leaks, we can surely say that Nokia is coming back with a bang. But will this be enough for the lost company s revival? We can only wait and see.