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Up to 7 Nokia Android smartphones could be released this year

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Up to 7 Nokia Android smartphones could be released this year

If you're excited at the thought that four Nokia-branded Android smartphones could hit the market throughout 2017, hear this: we might actually see 6 or 7 Nokia Android handsets before the end of the year.

The slide that we're seeing in the photo embedded above was revealed during a recent presentation held by Avaxx, an authorized Nokia/Microsoft distributor in Malaysia. According to this slide, new Nokia Android phones will be released "by Q2 2017", with "a total of 6-7 models" coming before the end of the year, from low-end to mid-range and high-end options.

As previously reported, one of the first upcoming Nokia smartphones could be the Nokia D1C, a mid-range device with a 1080p screen and Android 7 Nougat (in fact, all 2017 Nokia smartphones should run near-stock Android Nougat out of the box).

While it may be true that 6-7 Nokia Android phones will be launched in Malaysia this year, for now, we don't know how many Android-based Nokia phones are expected to be available in the US (if any at all). In any case, we're hoping to hear more on this at MWC 2017 next month, when HMD and Nokia should announce at least one of their Android handsets.

P.S.: If you are wondering how and why Nokia is making a comeback to the smartphone market, read our in-depth article about all this.

source: Facebook via Lowyat, Nokiapoweruser

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posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:13 5

1. AronWunarso (Posts: 45; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


Woohoo! Bring it on NOKIA!

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:16 4

2. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1763; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Return of the King.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:34

7. jonathonpower7 (Posts: 49; Member since: 09 Mar 2016)


From what I read somewhere , "Nokia phone is going to be as much a Chinese phone as iPhone is a Chinese phone", meaning the past Nokia executives and design teams are working on this and just the manufacturing is outsourced, like many other OEMs.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 05:11

9. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Not even close. These phones are R&D by Foxconn. Nokia is just giving them the Name and an OK if they like the final products.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 05:50 4

10. nokia12 (Posts: 577; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Just no..
HMD is also licencing intellectual Property rights ..

So they have all the access to "Legendary" R and D of

"Nokia Technologies + Bell labs"

It is in Nokia's and HMD best interest to leverage all the innovation and create a USP for them..
They are not here to make quick bucks and deplete their brand by becoming a generic android OEM with a name tag

though early on we might not get to see all the innovative tech as they take time to establish themselves once again but late 2017 /early 2018 expect high end , truly innovative Nokia phones

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 08:59 2

14. meanestgenius (Posts: 15376; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Don't waste your time with him. He posts the same uninformed BS on practically every Nokia related article that gets put up. I've corrected him numerous times on them (so have others), but he's dead set on ignoring the facts and just posting drivel.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 17:13

21. epdm2be (Posts: 607; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"..though early on we might not get to see all the innovative tech as they take time to establish themselves..."

Well if they going to start without distinguishing themselves from any other manufacturer then they will fail like every other manufacturer. period.

by the time they show their true flagship devices it'll be all too little too late (as the "others" won't sit still either).

IMHO Android is over. They have the market now. So the only way is down. Especially since all the greedy manufacturers apparently can't get profit not even when they sell millions of phones. Which shows how decadent they truly are. Their ceo's too be too big for one's boots.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 13:31

23. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1228; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


once a troll always a troll phones are being even being manufactured in old nokia factories operated by Foxconn it's as much of a nokia phone as any other nokia ever was !

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:21 1

3. Ezio2710 (Posts: 519; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


Return of the fallen King

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:33 1

6. GreenMan (Posts: 1718; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Why not just call it "Phoenix"...?

Duh...

G'Day!

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 06:55

12. Settings (Posts: 2263; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Ssshh dont call them such grandeur names. Samsung fans will attack you, they know only one.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 17:22

22. epdm2be (Posts: 607; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


No they wont. Samsung is crap as they always were. They started as even cheaper knock off's of cheap Japanese crap. And IMHO they're still the same. The only difference is that the good Japanese stuff and the better western stuff is gone. Their greedy CEO's filled their pockets and live the good live. Leaving the rest off the world with Korean consumer crap made in China.

And nowadays it's becoming worse Chinese crap abusing well-known Western brand-names to parasite on Western markets where half their population is living in poverty and despair because all their jobs are gone. The ones who have jobs have meaningless s**tty "service-"jobs like writing parking tickets in cities or filling shopping bags in supermarkets (for the happy few). Happy 2017 fella's

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:21

4. Ezio2710 (Posts: 519; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


Sure i will buy at least one nokia handset this year

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:24

5. Loubielou (Posts: 549; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Nokia is just trying there Best for consumers to forget about the "Windows" phones,and show to the Public that they are going to Fully compete with Apple & Samsung,Just can"t wait to see what Nokia do release,as i have always loved there Camera phones

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:43

8. GreenMan (Posts: 1718; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Stock Android...?

Oh spare me, please.

I used to love stock Android, but ever since I got my S6, I don't want stock Android anymore.

And The Grace UX is simply stunning to look at.

Nokia, make your own UI based on Nokia's S60 and Meego OS. Be creative...

Why do you think most people steer away from the likes of HTC, Sony and Blackberry...?

Aye... Stock Android...

Man, I feel so foolish to have loved Stock Android.

Stock Android is just boring. Just grab a Samsung with Grace and you'll see what I mean. And the latest Nougat Beta for S7s are looking sleeker than ever...! Can't wait to update my S6 to Nogut...

Long live the Grace UX...

G'Day!

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 06:16 2

11. trojan_horse (Posts: 3894; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"Man, I feel so foolish to have loved Stock Android."

That's because you didn't bother to try out what other versions of Android were offering.

You were a notorious stock Android lover and a TouchWiz basher on this site when you were still using your Nexus 5... How come you decided to get a Galaxy S6?

That means all the jab and stuffs you said against TouchWiz was just foolishness... no?

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 09:47 2

16. GreenMan (Posts: 1718; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


We all makes mistakes, lad...

And...

It takes a big man to accept his mistakes...!

G'Day!

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 07:20

13. libra89 (Posts: 801; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


Hopefully up to 7 doesn't equal that. That's quite a bit of risk to release a high number of handsets on a return.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 09:00 3

15. meanestgenius (Posts: 15376; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Bring it on, Nokia! You've been sorely missed.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 15:23

20. domfonusr (Posts: 445; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


I am wishing the best for Nokia/HMD, just as I am also wishing the best for BlackBerry/TCL. More choices is better.

I sure hope an entry-level Nokia-branded device makes it to the US. I probably won't buy the first one(s) this year, but around the middle of next year I should be ready for a new entry-level phone.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 09:58

17. Man_Utd (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


The love the reference to "The Empire Strikes Back"

I hope they make a successful comeback. I want to see a flagship model and something different from the rest of the crowd.

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