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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21 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Woohoo! Bring it on NOKIA!

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Return of the King.

7. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 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.

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

10. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 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.

21. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

23. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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 !

3. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Return of the fallen King

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Why not just call it "Phoenix"...? Duh... G'Day!

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

22. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 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

4. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Sure i will buy at least one nokia handset this year

5. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 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

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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?

16. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

We all makes mistakes, lad... And... It takes a big man to accept his mistakes...! G'Day!

13. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

20. domfonusr

Posts: 1084; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

17. Man_Utd

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 03, 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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