When was the last time when any of you used a Nokia handset? Ummm…. We know it’s been quite some time! But for those of you who have been thinking about where is ‘Nokia’… we have good news. According to recent reports, Nokia is returning to the smartphone market. Microsoft recently announced it’s offloading of Nokia’s old feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary and a Finnish company called HMD Global Oy.
It has been revealed by Nokia that HMD is also acquiring the rights to use the Nokia name on smartphones and tablets for the next ten years. This means, the day is not far when we will see Nokia branded smartphones and tablets run on Adnroid.
According to statement from HMD, it plans to invest $500 million over the next three years to develop and promote products. The money will supposedly come from investors and from profits from the newly-acquired feature phone business. Though it has been made clear that Nokia’s involvement in the new devices will be very limited, it will be a part of HMD’s board and will set mandatory brand requirements and performance related provisions.
Nokia is doing this to ensure that quality handsets are released because it is the goodwill of Nokia that will be at stake if the devices are inferior. FIH Mobile, the Foxconn subsidiary will be the manufacturer of the new HMD smartphones and tablets. The agreement includes HMD’s access to Nokia’s vast arsenal of mobile patents. As to when will we get to see the Nokia handsets and tablets and with what version of Android, that is still under wraps.
Nokia Android Smartphone Leaks Price and Specifications:
Based on the leaks we got, Nokia is set to release 2 Smartphones later this year or early 2017. It is rumored that the two mobiles have 5.2′ inch and 5.5′ inch display respectively. It has a Snapdragon 820 chipset inside it with a 3GB of RAM. It comes out from the box running Android N 7.0 Nougat Operating System.
Recently, Qualcomm unveiled their new Processor Snapdragon 821. Nokia may use this chipset and make a grand come back with android smartphones. Everyone are eager to try these new handsets made by Nokia. These mobiles are still in a testing phase where all the apps are being tested. Even it is rumored that it is a water proof and dust proof mobile.
According to the reports from Gizmo China, currently in the smartphone market, a Snapdragon 820 chipset flagship with 2K display, all-metal body and IP68 waterproof and dustproof technology device will be priced approximately Rs 30,140. Some other says that it will be released with a price tag of USD 300.
Another leaks about this Nokia Andorid Smartphone says that it has a 22.6 Megapixel primary camera. Whatever the configuration is, the Finnish company is strongly determined to set a comeback with the android smartphones and rule the mobile world again. Let’s hope Nokia will make a good quality smartphones same as before and make its customers happy.