Recent reports have hinted at a possible comeback for Nokia in the mobile phone industry, however, there was really nothing concrete to back these speculations.
According to the one-time leader of the mobile phone world, it will be attending the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, but there is no mention of whether the event will indeed give birth to the rumored Nokia Android phones. The tech giant took to Twitter to confirm its attendance at the MWC 2017 event, mentioning that the company’s CEO Rajeev Suri will deliver a keynote.
The company has in the past used this tech event in Barcelona to unveil its smartphones and tablets and if it will be coming to this event, it is possible that one or both of these devices will be unveiled at the event. Apparently, Nokia brand owner, Microsoft, has struck a deal with Finland’s HMD global where the latter will be entitled to using the Nokia brand on its phones for the next ten years. This Finnish company will also be attending the MWC 2017 event.
It has been reported that HMD has set aside a tune of up to $500 million as investment money towards the marketing of Nokia devices. This three-year journey is expected to begin with the MWC 2017, but there is no word on the devices HMD has in mind.
Nonetheless, previous reports have shown that Nokia has two premium smartphones in the making. Both devices will be installed with the latest Android Nougat OS and they’ll also feature high-end metallic designs alongside the traditional Nokia feel. In addition to this, a device dubbed Nokia D1C has been doing rounds in the rumor mills, with claims that it is a 13.8-inch tablet the company will be launching alongside the two Android phones.
As noted, Nokia may have confirmed its attendance of the MWC 2017 event, but it hasn’t shed light on the possible devices it is working on. But more details should start showing up in the coming days as the trade show is just a couple of months away.