Nokia brand returns to smartphone market2016-12-02 03:23 by Daniela
Nokia will reportedly return on the stage of the smartphones in early 2017 with a range of new feature Android smartphones. This happens after some former managers of the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn.
The new phones will be manufactured by Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile. A Finnish startup HMD will take responsibility for producing and marketing the devices. The company will have an exclusive global license for the Nokia brand for the next ten years.
Specifications of the future phones haven't been revealed yet. Unofficially, the first Nokia phones in 2017 will be a 5- and a 5.5-inch Android with midrange specs, and they might arrive in time for Mobile World Congress, which takes place in late February in Barcelona.
Nokia quit smartphones in 2014 by selling its handset activities to Microsoft to focus on mobile network equipment. Microsoft continued selling Lumia smartphones under its own name but this year largely abandoned that business, too.
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