Nokia just revealed from an official slide from their Capital Market Day presentation that they will return to the smartphone scene in 2017.
Once a dominant brand in the mobile industry, Nokia quickly lagged behind other companies by refusing to switch the the Android OS and instead choosing to adapt Windows Mobile as part of their ecosystem. This didn’t do well for the brand despite having great handsets like the Lumia 1520 and even the 930. Their entire mobile division has been purchased by Microsoft in 2014 with a stipulation that they will not be producing any phones until 2016.
Last May, HMD Global, a Finnish company founded by former Nokia executives acquired the rights from Microsoft. HMD has a contract with FIH, a subsidiary of Foxconn (the manufacturer of the iPhone) and will have a strict licensing partnership that will follow Nokia’s design and hardware guidelines while allowing access to the company’s library of patents.
There has been already rumors of Nokia’s inevitable return to the smartphone scene, and going with Android this time is a very logical step in every sense. Nokia has been very well known for producing sturdy, quality handsets and it integrating it with today’s smartphone’s standards will surely capture everyone’s attention.
Nokia also will be present at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017 and will probably make an announcement of 2 Android N-powered smartphones that has rumored in development already, one is said to have an OLED 5.2-inch screen while the other model will have 5.5 inches both with QHD display plus dust and water resistance as well as fingerprint sensors.
Stay tuned and we’ll have more information brought out.