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Finally Nokia Android Smartphones, Tablets to Launch in Q4 2016

Once, Nokia was the biggest mobile brands on the entire planet. But the company which lost in between Android and iPhone because of Windows. In smartphone industry, it could not maintain it pace where other increased their pace with Android and iOS. Later it lost everything and decided to sell its phone business to Microsoft in 2014. Now, the company has reportedly confirmed that it will be making a comeback by launching Android-powered smartphones and tablets in the fourth quarter (October – December) of 2016.

A latest report by The Paper mentioned the Nokia China President Mike Wang has confirmed that there will be three to four Nokia-branded devices that will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. These devices will include both smartphones and tablets.

The deal between Microsoft and Nokia, in which Nokia was restricted from launching devices under its brand name till the Q4 of 2016 and after that Nokia can brand it’s name on smartphones and tablets. So, it seems clear that Nokia is all ready to enter the market with new strategy and regain its lost business.

It is also noted that these smartphones and tablets will not be manufactured at earlier plants of Nokia. As per Nokia’s brand licensing deal, the products will be manufactured by Finnish company HMD Global. Nokia, earlier this year, had granted HMD Global the exclusive license to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next 10 years.

On July 20, Nokia Android Nougat smartphones specs leaked which mentioned that phone made by Finland’s HMD Global. The leaks also mentioned that the 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch phones will sport 2K resolution (QHD) displays and will come with IP68 certification, which effectively means they will be highly resistant to water and dust on the similar lines to phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7.

It would be interesting to see how Nokia with Android manages to regain its lost pace. Stay tuned with us for more upcoming updates on Nokia.

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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