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Nokia powered by Android: Coming in 2017


With the advent of Microsoft’s Nokia experiment, and it’s consequential downfall that proved quite disastrous, the Finnish have decided to rise from their ashes and hit back harder.

The launch of these smartphones will be backed by HMD Global, which holds the right to license Nokia’s name in smartphones beginning next year onwards. The news was officially announced from a slide shared by Nokia’s Capital Markets Day 2016, which displayed the banner “Nokia brand’s return to smartphones” under its timeline for 2017.

Moreover, HMD Global has also confirmed it is partaking in one of the biggest smartphone events of the year at MWC 2017, which is to take place in a few months’ time on the 27th of February 2017. It is very possible that the company will only unveil a phone, rather than anything else, on what is the biggest and most anticipated smartphone event of the year.

Now, here’s for the juicy bit on the phones:


  • It is the long rumored upper mid-range phone, Nokia D1C
  • Equipped with 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430
  • A stunning 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • 3GB worth RAM
  • 16-megapixel camera
  • Equipped with Android 7.0 Nougat running onboard with either 16GB or 32GB.


Microsoft’s rights to Nokia’s name and its subsidiaries have already been concluded, after it sold the rights to the name of Foxconn and HMD Global for $350 million. Whatever the American company was planning to do, with its strategies and goals and ambitions, it never really amounted to much, nor did its ambitions materialize, leaving this $7.2 billion deal to morph into one of the least successful deals in recent history.

Hopefully, this recent venture will be more successful than the original Nokia’s own X-branded phones, and we will see a new era of Nokia.

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