On 26 February Nokia will announce its return to the European smartphone market, and pricing of the company’s three new Android handsets has now leaked online. The Nokia 6, which is the most eagerly-anticipated of the forthcoming devices, will reportedly be priced at €249, but it will be launched alongside two cheaper alternatives.
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With Nokia returning to the mobile arena in 2017, product launches will not just be limited to smartphones. The company has been open about the fact that it is also planning to release a tablet, and now an 18.4-inch Nokia slate has been spotted running on benchmarking service GFXBench.
Nokia has surprised the tech industry by announcing its return to the smartphone market earlier than expected. Although the company had made no secret of the fact that it planned to launch new handsets in 2017, the new devices were expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.
One of the smartphones launched by Nokia at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month could be an entry-level device. Specs of the Nokia E1 have leaked online, and the handset appears to be based around modest hardware.
HMD Global has confirmed an exclusive 10-year licensing agreement that will enable it to produce Nokia smartphones in 2017. Next year will see the Nokia brand return to the smartphone market, with a range of Android handsets.
It is no secret that Nokia is planning to return as a smartphone maker with a range of Android devices, but firm dates for the Finnish company’s comeback have never been revealed. Now a better indication has emerged, thanks to a presentation that Nokia gave to investors.
With Nokia’s return as a smartphone and tablet maker edging closer, a new device has been spotted on the Geekbench 3 benchmarking platform. A smartphone – which is labelled as a Nokia D1C – is listed, offering a set of mid-range specs.
Although it has never been a serious force within the Android device market, there remains a lot of fondness for Nokia amongst enthusiasts. The warmth towards the Finnish company may primarily come from its exploits as a feature phone manufacturer, but it appears there may not be long to wait before it returns as a smartphone and tablet maker.
The HERE maps apps, from Nokia, has been revised to offer a number of new features, including indoor 3D layouts. With the new version of the app, HERE has exited beta development and is now a full-fledged offering, competing directing with Google Maps.
Nokia is to release three new Android phones in a much-anticipated move to diversify the range of products it offers. Distribution of the Nokia X series will be limited, with emerging markets being specifically targeted.