Is it really happening? Nokia has been teasing about launching three Android phones before 2016 closes. According to insider reports, these phones could debut by the end of 2016 or by the first quarter of 2017.
Finnish-owned Company Nokia may be making a surprising return next year by launching three Android phones, with one given the name “Nokia A1” by 2017. This is definitely one hot news item that has been keeping IT Services Australia abuzz online. It is believed that these Nokia phones will run on Android 7.0 Nougat. The president of the joint management team of Nokia China, Mike Wang, revealed the news to Chinese press officials. It is quite exciting to hear that the once top mobile phone player is returning to the mobile scene with Android phones and tablets. This news was confirmed through a press release from Nokia, which is now owned by HMD.
Here’s more! The phones will feature high-end specs and top-of-the-line features. Two of these phones are rumored to feature 5.2 and 5.5-inch QHD OLED displays, Snapdragon 820 processors, 22.6MP cameras, sturdy metal construction, water and dust resistance, and Android 7.0 Nougat!
The third phone will be a cheaper, mid-range model, with features along the line of Moto G4, no doubt.
Recently Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri was announced to be a keynote speaker, along with chief executives of top carrier networks and service developers. Could this talk lead to the announcement of the new Nokia models?
To add, it is said that one of the phones called “Nokia A1” could be Nokia’s first mid-range Android phone. As previewed, the “Nokia A1” will have the necessary phone features in terms of connectivity such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. “Nokia A1” is also said to feature accelerometer, gyro, compass, pedometer, light and proximity sensors.
But, as of the moment, only official word could finally end these exciting speculations. Is it two or three Android phones? Is it true that one of the mobile phones will be called “Nokia A1?” Is it true or is it all hype that these phones will it be running on Android 7.0 Nougat? As for now, only Nokia can shed light and give answers to these questions.
But, as reported by IT media outfits, “The upcoming Nokia devices will run on Google Android OS, showing the company’s true intention of competing in the Android market.”
While HMD owns the brand, still, we do not expect the company to introduce custom SoCs for Nokia devices primarily due to technological and financial reasons. Also, we are excited how this comeback can affect Managed IT Services Australia.
Can we really expect the price of these smartphones to be in the mid-budget range as the market is in an upward curve in this segment for new smart phones?
Well, 2017 is just around the corner and we hope that you all stay tuned for more updates regarding the return of Nokia Android phones.