Mike Wang, a senior executive at Nokia (NYSE: NOK) China, stated last August that the company will release 3 to 4 Nokia Android smartphones probably in the fourth quarter of this year. Recently, Geekbench website revealed that Nokia D1C Android 7.0 smartphone was tested on September 30, 2016, which will commercially be launched by the end of this year.
Previously, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) failed to convince people that Windows-on-Nokia is a good combination and consequently their idea of launching Nokia X Android phones in 2014 was dropped out. However, taking advantage of the situation, Foxconn/HMD Global will launch 3 to 4 Android smartphones in this year’s holiday shopping season to make Nokia phones popular once again.
Specifically, Nokia is working on three new flagship devices, namely Nokia 5320 (from August), Nokia RM-1490 (August), and Nokia D1C (September) being the latest one. Let’s have a look at the known specifications of these phones:
- 27GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- Single-core 500MHz AMD A8-5545M processor
- 2GB RAM
- Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean
- 4GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor
- 3GB RAM
- Android 7.0 Nougat
Meanwhile, other specifications of the devices are still unknown. Nokia has also achieved licensing fees from Nokia-branded phones and tablets which will be shipped out by Foxconn/HMD Global. According to the reports, Foxconn/HMD Global will officially launch the Nokia-branded Android smartphones on 26th October 2016.
Can Nokia make a grand entry in the world of Android smartphone? Will Nokia be able to compete with other smartphone manufacturing giants such as Apple, Samsung, OnePlus?
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