If rumors are to be believed, Nokia is expected to launch 6 to 7 Android smartphones in 2017. After establishing a strategic partnership with HMD Global, Nokia is gearing up to release several phones. According to reports, Nokia is planning to make a grand comeback at the upcoming MWC 2017 event with the launch of three smartphones, to begin with.
Based on the information leaked out from a slide by Avaxx earlier, we can infer that a total of 6 to 7 variants of Nokia Android handsets will be released before the end of Q2 2017. Interestingly, Avaxx is a distributor based in Malaysia for Nokia and Microsoft.
Nokia D1C and C1 expected to launch during MWC 2017
At the MWC 2017 event, Nokia will most likely launch three smartphones. The Nokia D1C will be a budget phone. However, Nokia C1 will be the mid-level phone. If you look at Nokia P1, it will be a premium flagship smartphone pre-loaded with Android Nougat. You can expect the addition of Android 7.1 Nougat in case Nokia pushes the launch of the P1 handset.
As per rumors, Nokia is also planning to launch a budget-friendly Nokia E1 with Snapdragon 600 processor paired with 4GB RAM. That being said, there is some confusion regarding whether the new flagship phone is P or P1.
Nokia P flagship to ship with Snapdragon 835 processor
NDTV reports that Nokia P will be integrated with a Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB RAM. On the rear, you will have a 23MP Zeiss lens camera sensor. As of this writing, we don’t have any information about the front camera, but we expect at least 8MP or 13MP sensor.
In the past, Nokia has made an attempt to manufacture Android smartphones with the Nokia X. However, the company failed to adopt the platform completely. With the ownership of Nokia being transferred to a new company, there is significant scope for a change in 2017.
By releasing several smartphones, HMD Global depends upon the trust, goodwill, and name of Nokia. The main reason is attributed to the fact that Nokia had a significant market share before the emergence of Android handsets. If you rewind back, Nokia flourished in the market between 2002 to 2008.
Even though Nokia jumped to Windows Phone segment under Lumia brand in 2014, it failed to reach beyond 10 percent market share. Subsequently, Nokia abandoned the production of Lumia handsets. After that, we never saw a product launch from Nokia. However, the company had few success stories to share among customers due to the rapid sales of Nokia 520.