Nokia Reportedly Planning to Return with Android by Mid 2017

December 2, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia has got the latter’s name almost completely wiped out from the smartphone industry. The Finnish company is now holding on to the mobile industry with feature phones after having its name replaced in lieu of Lumia branding.

Return of the former giant has been in the talks for quite a time now, and it now appears that things are getting heated up as we head close to 2017; the year on which they can formally bounce back to the smartphone domain.

According to reports, Nokia is now planning to have a re-entry as early as they can. The company is now said to be introducing their Android device before the end of first half of 2017, probably at MWC 17. Besides, it’s also revealed that the smartphones will shape up under licensing agreements with HMD Global (HMD), another Finnish company.

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Along with this, the company has also introduced a new mobile section under their website, which currently displays nothing, but only feature phones. However, it still has a mentioning of its Android experiment under the option where users can get subscribed for alerts.

Rumors point that Nokia will be making its return with two smartphone devices under a single brand, and this will be joined by the launch of a Nokia tablet. The smartphone under the scanner now is the D1C, which is expected to be arriving with a Plus version that will boast 5.5-inch screen along with 3GB RAM and 16MP rear cam.

The base variant will have 2GB RAM with a 13MP sensor, and this will be packed under a display that will measure 5-inch diagonally. Both the devices will be packing Full HD resolution, and will be housing a Snapdragon 430 chipset inside.

The D1C is not quite the killer device from Nokia, but it does make sense. Nokia’s decision to play it safe is something they seem to have learnt from their previous experiences.

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