Microsoft official confirms two Nokia Android smartphones arriving in early Q2 2017


It might sound strange but despite the fact that it didn't produced smartphones for quite some time, Nokia remains in the hearts and minds of many of its fans. After Nokia's mobile division was acquired by Microsoft, the company risked everything on Windows Phone, which proved to be a lost bet.

However, what remained from the big company that ruled the mobile industry for many years in the past, is now expected to enter the smartphone business. Having already released an Android tablet, the N1, Nokia has decided against operating like a standard handset manufacturer.

The Finnish company has already given the commercial rights to build Nokia phones to HMD Global, which is expected to launch a few handsets in 2016.

The CEO of mobile device commodities of Microsoft Asia, James Rutherfoord was quoted in the Vietnamese media saying that HMD Global plans to launch two new phones in Q4 2016 and at least two smartphones in early Q2 2017.

Nokia recently confirmed its presence at Mobile World Congress 2017, but it's unlikely that the company will unveil any smartphones at the trade fair.

It's almost a certainty that Nokia branded phones will be launched in the coming months, so the only thing that we'll have to determine is the timing of their release.

Previous reports highlighted some of the hardware that unannounced Nokia devices could employ under the hood, but these will remain rumors until an official announcement confirms them. Are you excited for a new Nokia branded smartphone?

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12 Comments

1. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Way too much speculation

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Exciting... But I want a flagship not just some low-mid end phones.

3. Rafishant

Posts: 406; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Before everyone jumps to conclusion and repeats the same stupid talk, HMD Global is run completely by Nokia's veterans and thousands of engineers and talents. Its CEO Arto Numella was one of Nokia's executives since 1994. HMD Global (with all Nokia's capabilities) will design, distribute, market, support all its great products. Everything great is still coming from Finland and from the old great team. It is not rebranded Chinese phones at all. Most of Microsoft Mobile laid off employees are now in HMD Global. HMD Global will have three R&D centers in Espoo (Finland), San Francisco, and London. Just read the press release of HMD Global.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

yaay, Finnish quality! :) Very excited!

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Wish them great success!! Might pick up their phone if they have nokia signature build quality.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Don't expect too much when you heard Microsoft prepare to make new Android device.

5. Rafishant

Posts: 406; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Commenting without even reading the article!

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You should read the article.......some people........jeeeeezzzz

6. jayvie

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

Expectations gone for me after the same rumor last year that Nokia will be back strong in 2016! Where now is Nokia in 2016????

8. BENJIA

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

The title is garbage and confusing for some people in this thread. Nokia Android devices has nothing to do with Microsoft and its subsidary Microsoft Mobile Oy. Fix the tile Phonearena, This is how you do it: "Microsoft Asia representative confirms HMD & Nokia Technologies Android smartphones arriving early at Q2 2017" #FAIL

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There's nothing wrong with the title, it's your reading comprehension that needs improvement. If English is not your primary language, don't fret. Besides, there are basic rules regarding headlines and space requirements that negate lengthy titles as the one you suggested. Take a crash course in journalism before spouting ignorance.

9. jimjam unregistered

I hope they bring some advanced camera tech but probably not

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