Nokia to launch up to seven smartphones this year
After its ill-fated period under Microsoft's banner, Nokia is now owned by HMD Global Oy, a Finnish company shortly known as HMD that was born less than a year ago. We heard many rumors about the upcoming Nokia smartphones powered by Android, most of them mentioning up to four such handsets that would launch this year. Now, it looks like HMD has big plans and the Nokia brand will return in all areas of the Android smartphone market.
According to a recent presentation by Malaysian distributor, Avaxx, quoted by Nokiapoweruser, "Total of 6-7 models will be available by end 2017." This information is not as shady as previous rumors, since the slide that reveals the figure mentioned above has been posted on Facebook as well and looks like the real thing. The slide also claims that these handsets will cover the entire price range, from cheap low-end models to high-end devices.
In addition to the above, recent rumors claim that HMD/Nokia are currently working with Google to provide a straightforward Android experience. Nokiapoweruser's previous reports revealed that HMD is working on two Nokia flagships and two Nokia D1C variants. Nokia E1 and Nokia D1/D1C are expected to be the first ones on the market, but since none of them is present at CES, it looks like the wait is not over yet.