Microsoft Exec Confirms Nokia Android Phones Coming By Q2 2017

Microsoft executive confirms that the will release not just 1, but 2 Android phones next year, between the months of April, May and June.

Despite the fact that Nokia has not really been active in terms of introducing smartphones for the past years,
the brand itself has remained popular around the world. The Finnish multinational communications and information technology company founded in 1865 and it is known to be one of the successful mobile company that marks a legacy with feature phones way back before.

As reported by Android Headlines, many smartphone users have been looking forward to Nokia making a comeback, and numerous Nokia fans have been rooting for an Android-powered smartphone for a few years now, with plenty of leaks and rumors keeping the fire burning. But according to recent reports, the wait is nearly over as new “confirmation” from a Microsoft executive suggests that at least two new Android-powered Nokia smartphones are planned for a market release in the second quarter of 2017.

The earlier reports had hinted that Nokia was planning to launch four Android phones and tablets by Q4 of 2016 or Q1 of 2017. The new timeline doesn’t accurately meet this reports. But as of today, a Vietnamese publication reported that Microsoft Asia-Pacific CEO of mobile device commodities James Rutherfoord stated that HMD Global is looking to launch 2 new phones by the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2 smartphones by the early second quarter of 2017.

As for the Android-powered devices, the most current model which has come to the attention of the fans is the Nokia D1C. The huge 13.8-inch tablet was initially believed to be a smartphone before details about its size emerged. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat and operates a resolution of 1080p.

Rumored specifications include a SIM card slot, no specific place on the model yet, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, Snapdragon 430 processor, 16GB of ROM, and 3GB of RAM. There are no leaks yet if the smartphones will have a tray of microSD.


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