Nokia executive confirms Android smartphones for Q4 2016

Nokia is preparing to release two new smartphones this year.

Nokia which had a non-competent deal with Microsoft had earlier announced its plan to license its brand name and start selling smartphones.

Nokia’s smartphones are to be manufactured by HMD Global, which now holds license to sell Nokia branded smartphones for the next 10 years. This leak hints at those plans coming through.

Nokia executive Mike Wang, president of the joint management team in China, has confirmed that 3 or perhaps 4 new Nokia-branded Android devices are set to be unveiled in the fourth quarter of 2016. These devices will be split between new smartphone and tablet launches.

The company expects to make an announcement or two before the end of 2016, the actual launch could be pushed back into early 2017, depending on testing and development.

The two phones are expected to be flagship devices with Nokia’s trademark design languageaccording to rumours. A leaked photo hints at comeback of polycarbonate shells with bolder design and expressive patterns.

The two mobiles which have leaked are likely to feature a 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch displays. The report says both the devices will sport OLED display with Quad HD resolution.

The report also suggests that Nokia smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and will be running Z-Launcher UI based on Android Nougat. With Android N final launch likely to happen in October, its likely that Nokia phones will debut only after Nexus launch.

With Qualcomm having announced Snapdragon 821, an updated version of 820, there is a good chance of Nokia phones getting the latest processor once it debuts. As one would expect from a Nokia device, the smartphone is reported to feature a 22.6MP primary camera.

The smartphones are likely to come with IP68 certification. Read all about

Along with high-end smartphones, HMD is expected to unveil two new Nokia feature phones in the next 6 months. Clearly Nokia is working to get itself back into the smartphone game, but are you excited to see what the company has to offer after all this time?

Source : nokiapoweruser

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