Nokia’s comeback in smartphone industry confirmed for 2017

Nokia has officially announced its return to the smartphone industry, with the 2017 agenda stating "Nokia brand's return to smartphones"

By: Tech Desk | Updated: November 19, 2016 6:01 pm
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Nokia is set to make its big comeback to the smartphone segment in 2017. Even while rumours and leaks have hinted at the company launching a new line of Android smartphones next year, Nokia has only recently broken the silence as to to its intentions. Nokia in its Capital Markets Day 2016 event shared a slide that depicts its agenda for 2017, which includes “Nokia brand’s return to smartphones”.

Nokia’s non-compete clause with Microsoft (after the latter took over the company) finishes in 2017. The company is ditching Microsoft’s Windows OS in favour of Google’s Android OS, which has the largest market share among smartphones.

Nokia will not be making smartphones itself, considering that it no more has the manufacturing facilities it did at its peak. It will just be acting as the owner of the brand and its patents, while overseeing the development of new phones,which will be made by HMD global; a new company that was created earlier this year. HMD will be pairing Nokia’s patents and brand with Foxconn’s R&D and manufacturing.

One of Nokia’s first handsets in 2017 could be the D1C. Nokia D1C has already been benchmarked on Geekbench and Antutu. The Antutu benchmark shows the phone to be running on a Qualcomm 430 chipset coupled with an Adreno 505 GPU.

Read: Nokia D1C renders leaked, and it’s not a tablet

It will be coming with 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, and will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone is sporting a 1920 x 1080 pixel screen resolution, comes with a 13MP primary camera and an 8MP front shooter.

Reports have suggested that Nokia might be launching a second device in 2017, details of which are not available at the moment.

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First Published on: November 19, 2016 5:55 pm
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    Feb 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm
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      dinesh
      Jan 6, 2017 at 7:31 am
      Nokia is very good B it it very good looking please come fast i am waiting for purchasing new smartphone
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        sivavel
        Jan 5, 2017 at 2:41 am
        I am waiting for Nokia
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          Rahul Roy
          Dec 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm
          Welcome Nokia to smartphone industrylt;br/gt;👍👍👍👍
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            Suri
            Nov 20, 2016 at 3:35 pm
            In which month i ll cm
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              Pankaj Mahapatra
              Nov 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm
              Gabbar is back
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                Shri
                Nov 20, 2016 at 5:06 am
                May I know the price range ??
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                  Anjan Hembram
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 12:40 am
                  I like that
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                    gadadhar palai
                    Dec 25, 2016 at 5:28 am
                    i am very happylt;br/gt;my b is comeback '
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                      Rutereza Isaac
                      Nov 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm
                      Oh, I will be happy that Nokia comeback to the Smartphone in 2017. When i since first choice love Nokia before other type of smartphone. Hope Nokia will be the best again.
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                        Janath Kumara
                        Nov 20, 2016 at 11:59 am
                        What is your opinion?I like to see their products on Sri Lankan market. Evev today, most people like to buy Nokia phones. Even I have two, basic phone model is very por among Sri lankans, as it has earned good b name for rough use.I hope Nokia smart would be available very soon in Sri Lanka.
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                          Nabin Kumar
                          Nov 20, 2016 at 9:41 am
                          Thanks again
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                            Rajratan
                            Dec 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                            Nokia is very good B it it very good looking please come fast i am waiting for purchasing new smartphone
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                              Ramu
                              Dec 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm
                              Always love Nokia's simple n Nice technology
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                                Ramesh
                                Nov 20, 2016 at 7:22 am
                                Thanks again
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                                  sanjay chaturvedi
                                  Dec 25, 2016 at 4:22 pm
                                  In Nokia phone there is no quick charge battery also less just under 2500 in 15k segment what use all features r gud but battery and quick charge big disappointment
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                                    Gunjan singh
                                    Nov 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm
                                    i am very happy lt;br/gt;my b is comeback
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