Four Nokia-branded smartphones tipped to arrive in Q2 and Q3 2017


HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the license to release Nokia-branded smartphones for the next 10 years or so, has already confirmed its presence at MWC 2017 where it plans to unveil at least one new product.

The first Nokia-branded smartphone to be revealed by HMD is likely to be the long-time rumored Nokia D1C. However, aside from this device that will be announced in February 2017, HMD is said to have worked with supply chain makers in Taiwan to develop an additional four new smartphone models.

The second and third waves of Nokia-branded smartphones will be launched in the second and third quarters of 2017, industry sources claim. Reports suggest that these phones will sport display sizes ranging from 5- to 5.7-inch with support for QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) or full HD (1080p) resolutions.

HMD Global has already ordered the displays for these Nokia-branded smartphones from companies like LG Display, Century Technology and Innolux, while FIH Mobile will be production partner.

As mentioned, the Nokia D1C will be the first smartphone launched by HMD Global this year, and it will come in two variations based on the amount of memory and display size.

The more expensive model will cost $200 and will pack a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, along with 3GB of RAM. The cheaper version will be available for just $150, but it will include a smaller 5-inch HD (720p) display and just 2GB of RAM.

All five Nokia-branded smartphones are expected to be released globally, but their prices will vary depending on country and carrier.

source: Digitimes

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16 Comments

1. raerae unregistered

Welcome back, Father.

4. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Absolutely. I would even say Father of Apple.

2. jatoijatoi

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

I love nokia iam big fan of nokia I want old nokia like before the contract with micro soft they runid nokia mobile like hell It is not easy to beat compnaies like samsung iphone or huwei and oppo well wish you good luck nokia

6. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

keep dreaming stick with samsung and huwei

13. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

"nedimko_wot" you are as a looser as he is becoming more and more aware that the king is back and you don't have anywhere to hide. The boss of all Phones is going to powerfully metamorphose the market, can you remember Galaxy K ? CM1 ? Arrival of OIS ? (and a lot of other technology) This where answers to Nokia PureView. The King is Back.

16. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

what king omg what are you dreaming the time when phones sales are influced by thier name is long gone i fu even forgot about name nokia until they annoced thier return so if they want to be king again they need to drop h-bomb on samsung to win that place again

3. Ac787

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

$200 for a mid-range Nokia, 5.5' and 1080p ? Game on !

14. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Nokia will naturally bring all devices for all price points. Nokia is efficient and has always bring cheap resistant feature phones all the way to high end cutting edge devices.

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

LG Display? No AMOLED... what a pity.

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

LCDs are affordable, reliable and easy to manufacture and still get same results.

7. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

Nokia is coming back with a bang!

8. domfonusr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

But will it be the right kind of "bang"? They need to release an entry-level phone as well, not just mid-rangers and high-end devices. Many people cross the world, me included, cannot afford to throw away more than $100 to buy a new phone. It would be nice of them to offer a decent entry-level device that they can sell for less than $100... perhaps with just a 4.5" or 5" qHD or HD display, 5 or 8 megapixel main camera, and minimal 64-bit processor, like Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (or heck maybe even Mediatek can make their chip), and they could make it dual-SIM to appeal in more markets. It would sell better in emerging markets, but I can imagine such a device being available in the US for the people like me who want something simple and inexpensive, but still well-built.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3163; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Without PureView or a reasonable equivalent, it's just another Android. May as well buy an Alcatel BlackBerry, at least it's secure.

10. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Nokia slider phone with pkb, is bae!

12. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Don't know if Nokia can still put that same old magic. I do love the devices and I think it will do the great if the package is well tested in research lab.

15. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Here is the magic : Nokia is one of the longest actors on smartphones, they have had a break and still they manage to come back... From Finland, and the Boss will rule all those little brands afraid of bringing a revolution on the market.

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