Nokia’s new Android Smartphones could arrive at MWC 2017

Nokia fans around the world have been expecting the company’s return to smartphones. Nokia is set to make its big comeback to the smartphone segment in 2017. Even while rumours and leaks have hinted at the company launching a new line of Android smartphones next year, Nokia has only recently broken the silence as to to its intentions.

First reported by NPU, Nokia has now confirmed its comeback in a slide presented at the company’s Capital Markets Day 2016 event, which states that 2017 will see ‘Nokia’s brand return to smartphones’, putting all doubts to rest. Continue reading “Nokia’s new Android Smartphones could arrive at MWC 2017”

A new Nokia smartphone leaked in images

Day after day we are getting more news about the Nokia’s upcoming smartphones. The information we get from most of the sources is not reliable as one contradicts the other. However, after an official confirmation that Nokia is looking to return into the smartphone game, recently HMD Global, Nokia’s now parent company made an announcement about a marketing campaign for their new Nokia smartphones.

They have already appointed a UK-based independent PR agency Mother to take care of the marketing campaign but it seems like there will not be any Nokia smartphones until early 2017. However, we may not need to wait till then to get a sneak peek. Below are some alleged leaked images of a Nokia smartphone.  Continue reading “A new Nokia smartphone leaked in images”

First wave of Nokia smartphones arriving in 2017

The brand Nokia died years ago but the legacy is still very much alive as the brand looks to rise from the ashes. The Nokia name is on everyone’s lips these days since the Finnish company is expected to make some announcements related to the smartphone industry. In fact, the company that bought the rights to launch Nokia phones, HMD Global, will be the one to manufacture, sell, and advertise these devices.

So before you rush out to buy that Porsche Design Mate 9 you might want to wait a couple of months for an equally eccentric alternative.  Continue reading “First wave of Nokia smartphones arriving in 2017”

Nokia D1C is a 13.8″ Tablet that runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and has a 16MP camera

Nokia’s return to the smartphone market is eagerly awaited by everyone; this is precisely why the listing of company’s recently spotted D1C device on benchmark site GFX Bench is likely to disappoint many. While many speculated Nokia was coming back with a smartphone as they had promised, the D1C is actually a tablet, and a huge one at that. 13.8-inches to be precise.

Earlier this month, the specifications of a Nokia D1C device were leaked via benchmark site Geekbench, which interestingly, didn’t provide the size of the screen on the device at the time. However, a new listing on GFX Bench clarifies the display size, and tips other specifications.

Famous leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka @onleaks, has posted a photo on Twitter which leaves little to imagination about the Nokia D1C tablet. Continue reading “Nokia D1C is a 13.8″ Tablet that runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and has a 16MP camera”

Forget December Lumia 950XL production has already stopped. What went wrong?

Remember the reports of Microsoft ending Lumia production by the end of the year? The speculations just got a boost today from a report out of the U.K. Winbeta reports that a user in UK has been refused a warranty replacement for his Lumia 950 XL because Microsoft had no further stock of the device, with all remaining units already sent to distributors. Production of the handset has reportedly stopped a month ago already.

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Nokia Android-powered smartphones appear on Geekbench

 

It has been a while since we have seen a Nokia-branded mobile phone around. While the Lumia 830 was the last Nokia-branded smartphone launched in 2014, the Nokia 230 dual-SIM feature phone was the very last of Nokia-branded devices that we saw, launched in November 2015. Ever since, it has been the longest hiatus that the Finnish giant has ever taken from the mobile industry. The company ran into dire straits with the advent of the smartphone wave, struck a partnership with Microsoft, failed to make a major impact, got abandoned by it, and has been frozen out of making phones with its own branding till Q3 2016.

Recently a Nokia executive confirmed three to four Android powered smartphones for Q4 2016, and now two such smartphones have been spotted on Geekbench.

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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.

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Microsoft set to cut another 2,850 jobs from its phone business

Hurt by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment amid growing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment, Microsoft has announced to lay off an additional 2,850 workers to the previously 1,850 jobs it said it would cut. In a regulatory filing, the tech giant said it will cut 4,700 jobs globally by the end of fiscal year 2017, PC World reported. Last June, Microsoft had announced it will cut 7,400 jobs from the smartphone business unit.

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Nokia could have 2 high-end smartphones with Android Nougat and Snapdragon 820 on the way

According to the latest rumours, two Nokia-branded Android phones made by Finland’s HMD Global might be soon making their way to the market. The leaks suggest that the 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch phones will sport 2K resolution (QHD) displays and will come with IP68 certification, which effectively means they will be highly resistant to water and dust on the similar lines to phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7.

As per a report by Gizmo China, the phones are rumoured to be powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset and will come with Z-Launcher System UI based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.

The phones is tipped to have an all-metal body and according to a report by Nokia Power User both will sport an Oled screen. It also adds that the phones might also pack fingerprint scanners, and will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It says that “the sensors on these two smartphones may be most sensitive ever and will be based upon Nokia’s extensive research on wonder material graphene.”

Nokia Power User has said that the official unveil for these two smartphones is planned towards the end of 2016 but adds that their launch date will be dependent on testing and development of the phones and might move to first quarter of 2017.

In May this year, Nokia said that it has granted the newly-established HMD Global, the exclusive global license to create and sell Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next 10 years.

nokia_reuters_111.jpg Nokia was the world’s top mobile maker before it was dethroned by Apple and Samsung. The Finnish company’s decision to choose Windows Phone platform proved to be the wrong one, and the company had to eventually sell its handset business to Microsoft for a consideration of $7.2 billion (roughly Rs. 48,340 crores) in 2014.

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