Nokia purportedly planning high-end Android smartphones
HMD, the company that recently bought the rights to the Nokia name, is planning to make a comeback with two high-end Android devices for launch by late 2016 or early 2017.
Nokia will not be responsible for the manufacturing or development of these smartphones, so the Nokia branding will be nothing but a name in a similar manner to the Galaxy or iPhone series of smartphones. HMD Global has the name licensed to Foxconn, so Foxconn will assume the production of said smartphones like how it was responsible for the Nokia N1 tablet. Both smartphone models are expected to carry robust metal casings that are reminiscent to older Nokia devices to honor the legacy left by the Nokia series. Thus, PureView cameras may be a selling point and one of the intended features of the unannounced Nokia smartphones.
Other rumored specifications for the two models include 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch QHD displays with possible OLED panels. The manufacturer will very likely drop the Windows Mobile software in favor of Android and may even launch with Android Nougat pre-installed alongside its proprietary Nokia Z Launcher software suite.
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