Nokia is all set to release Android smartphones this year. Nokia’s non-competitive deal with Microsoft which ends this year, has paved the way for the company to resume its partnership with HMD Global. Speculations have suggested that 2 new smartphones will carry the Android OS with flagship specifications. The design of these phones will definitely feature Nokia brand elements.
Nokia hasn’t officially announced the latest Android venture. However, leaked images hinted at Nokia’s announcement of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor with colourful casings similar to the Lumia series. HMD Global is expected to deliver the trademark quality and visual enhancements that come with Nokia phones.
What’s the Catch with Nokia’s Android Phones?
Unofficial reports say that Nokia is developing 2 flagship phones and 1 mid-range model. The Nokia flagship phones will carry 2 display variants (5.2-inch model and another 5.5-inch model). These phones will feature an OLED display with Quad HD resolutions. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor will power the new Nokia phones which will run on Android’s Nougat OS.
Furthermore, Nokia’s flagship phones will incorporate a 22.6MP primary camera which is similar to Nokia’s previous Windows Mobile OS phones. Nokia’s smartphone camera, Pureview 808, is arguably a hit among smartphone users. The Pureview 808 could be a gamechanger for Nokia once it launches its Android phones.
Nokia Prepares Comeback via Android
Nokia’s Android phones have appeared on benchmarking apps such as Antutu and Geekbench. Geekbench doesn’t really spill the beans on the Nokia smartphones but it’s certainly in development. Antutu featured a Nokia unit named D1-C that indicates mid-range smartphone specifications. The Antutu listing shows an Android phone augmented by an Adreno 505 GPU and a Snapdragon 430 chipset.
The D1-C will carry 3GB RAM, 32GB and 13MP primary camera and an 8MP front camera. The selling point full HD display and run Z launcher based Android 7.0 Nougat. Industry insiders are anticipating a strong comeback for Nokia. With Samsung recently losing ROI to Galaxy 7 recalls, it might be the right time to launch these Nokia Android smartphones.