Expect up to 7 Nokia branded smartphones this year

If you’re excited about the news of Nokia releasing 5 Android smartphones, read this: Nokia will more likely be releasing up to 7 Nokia branded Android smartphones this year. 

According to the slide (pictured above) shown off by Avaxx, a Malaysian based authorized Nokia/Microsoft distributor, “HMD will launch NOKIA Android Smartphones by Q2 2017.” . The slide also said that a “total of 6-7 models will be available by end 2017”. The slide also revealed that these smartphones will vary from “Entry, Mid and High End Smartphones.” .

Recent leaks involving Nokia E1, Nokia P, Nokia Pixel and Nokia D1C (with two variants) gave us an idea of how the Android market this year will be flooded by Nokia branded smartphones and with the addition of the two yet unknown smartphones adds more interest among loyal Nokia fans. Of course, take this with a pinch of salt. 

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Nokia TA-1000 spotted and it could be the Nokia E1

              A sketch of the rumoured Nokia E1.

A Nokia phone listed as TA-1000 from HMD Global Oy passed the China Compulsory Certification (3C). The device is said to come with a 5V/2A charging support. 

Though the information didn’t reveal any of the device’s key specification, we should expect TA-1000 as a non-flagship device given the lack of fast charging capability. Some reports also suggest that the handset could be the entry level smartphone called Nokia E1. 

Nokia to launch five new Android smartphones next year and what to expect

​According to a renowned website GSMArena, Nokia is expected to launch five new Android smartphone next year. Though, there wasn’t enough information to whether all five of these devices will unveil at MWC 2017. 

The report also says that Nokia will launch both a midranger and flagship devices. One of which is the already leaked Nokia D1C, a midranger that is said to have two variants with the 5.0 and 5.5 inch Full HD 2K OLED display. These devices is also reported to house snapdragon chipset with the 5.0 variant with 2GB of RAM and 5.5 variant with 3GB of RAM. 

The other device named as Nokia P  is said to go head to head with Samsung’s 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8 codenamed as “Ferrari”. To what the exact name and specs of these Nokia devices remains a mystery and Nokia is yet to confirm such information.

Would You Get an Android Nokia Smartphone? 

Phone Arena, a renowned website for smartphone specification information and in-depth reviews, made a dedicated poll last week to whether we still want an Android Nokia smartphone. The result is surprising.

About 40% of their 2580 respondents answered affirmatively and 51% is open for the possibility of having one given the phone is well-designed with top-notch specs. However, 9% said that it is too late for Nokia to open up a new road in Android market. Still, the result is very high. 

Nokia is purported to launch its first mid-range Android smartphone in February of 2017.

Nokia Rumors To Release Two High-End Devices Running On Android 7.0 Nougat

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Nokia devices in the market, but now the long wait is over. 

Last week, rumors had emerged after a specialist blog posted that Nokia may be gearing up for a major comeback to smartphone industry with two new “high-end” devices. According to Nokia Power User blog, the phones will come with a “premium metallic design” and will have the “famous Nokia feel”. 

The blog quoted that the information came from yet unnamed “trusted sources” and suggest that the device is more likely on its prototype phase for now. Hopefully we’ll be hearing more about it until Nokia officially confirm the information.

The phones will run on Android 7 Nougat right out of their boxes. The devices is also said to have water and dust-resistant feature with IP68 rating, like the one we are seeing in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. 

The devices will come in two variants, one with 5.2-inch display and other with 5.5-inch display. Though the information is unclear, we will be expecting the phones to feature OLED screen with 2K resolution (QHD).

The System UI is more likely be an improved version of Nokia Z Launcher based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with touch and hover interaction feature. The devices will also come with fingerprint scanner and sensors that are most sensitive ever based on Nokia’s wonder material graphene. 

In January 2015, Nokia released its first Android tablet in China running on Android Lollipop and was became a huge hit after  20,000 units have been sold for just about 4 minutes with 500,000 more people waiting outside to get their orders, an indication that there is so much hope left for Nokia.