Nokia might have just teased its first smartphone in a long time

Nokia might have just teased its first smartphone in a long time
Nokia has become a hot topic since the company confirmed its plans to return to the smartphone market. Once the leader in the mobile industry, Nokia is now trying to regain some of its lost glory.

We're convinced Nokia still has lots of fans across the globe, but without proper planning and a solid lineup of products, the Finnish business will have a hard time competing with bigger companies in the industry.

While everything points to a late 2016 comeback for Nokia, we're still in the dark when it comes to accurate details on the smartphones the company will launch, as well as their release dates.

Rumor has it, at least two Nokia smartphones will hit shelves by the end of the year, and possiblly one or two feature phones as well. Two more Android smartphones are in the cards too, but depending on how well testing goes they might be unveiled in late 2016 or early 2017.

There is a slight possibility that one of the Android smartphones Nokia plans to launch this year might have just been revealed in an official picture published on the company's Twitter account.


This looks like a prototype device that hasn't been announced yet, although we might be wrong due to the hype. Even if this seems a bit far fetched, we shouldn't rule out the possibility that this could actually be one of the first Android smartphones launched by Nokia in a long time.

Unfortunately, we're only offered a view of the back side of the smartphone, so it's hard to tell whether or not this is an unreleased device. Check out the picture and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

source: Nokia via NPU

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33 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I honestly wish the best for Nokia. It was so sad to see what Elop did to the brand. They should have never gone the route of exclusively offering Windows Phone products. I honestly believe Meego was a great software product that they should've kept investing in while still offering other Android devices.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I don't think Nokia was actually the one offering Windows Phones. I think Nokia loaned it's mobile division and brand to Microsoft who was using it to sell Windows Phones. But I get your point, anyway. Nokia shouldn't have let it's Mobile division go the Windows Phone route. I mean, Nokia was dominating the market share at that time, if they had joined the Android revolution, then Nokia probably would have been at Samsung's place now.

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well it was a partnership that Elop entered into with Microsoft. Meego was actually selling quite well worldwide, but Elop decided to continue with the Microsoft partnership instead. In fact, even though the N9 was only released in certain markets outside of the US/UK, it sold more than all of the Lumia handsets in the fourth quarter of 2011.

22. hemedans

Posts: 750; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

without marketing, Elop killed meego before even N9 anouncement but still it managed to sell more than 5 million units. if Nokia stick with symbian and meego and at that time they could still be leaders today. I can name dozen of basic feature from Nokia os untill today Android dont have it, and that meego multitasking was out of this world

28. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Nokia go back to R. I. P. please

7. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

It was not Elop, it was Nokia itself. The decision was simple. Switch to Android. But they chose to bring in Elop the Trojan to bury them alive.

29. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Its not that legendary Nokia any more. Now,it will be some Chinese hardware with Nokia branding.

32. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

With Nokia quality control... I'm cautiously optimistic.

2. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I am a fan of Nokia but not to sure who is running nokia. Nokia made some fantastic feature phones & few good smart phones, but also made some bad phone & there symbian touchscreen software was terrible, lets hope there first android phone is not a 8bg storage 1gb ram basic style phone. Nokia does great cameras, please come to Android.

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I disagree with your comment (at least after belle). My 808 PureView has the best backlight illumination and never had issues with the screen. Also they already released their first Android phone 2 years ago.

30. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

The android phones they released where the lowest of the low end. A company cannot make any impact with those kind of phones.

31. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Their lowest end lumia (520) was their most successful, and that was working for them, so obviously you can make an impact with the lowest of the lowest and it was an Android phone nonetheless.

4. Fona13A unregistered

Let's hope it's not all just nostalgia

5. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It won't be a Nokia smartphone but just a Nokia branded China handset. All the brainiacs who made Nokia great left the company years ago. So don't put your hoppes to high. You ain't gonna see a second N95...sadly that time is over.

11. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

True. It is not Nokia and just another company HMD. HMD will put the sticker of Nokia on it's phones. I hope HMD will make good camera phones, as Nokia used to make ahead of it's time.

19. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

"HMD is a Finnish company affiliated to Nokia Corporation that develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name. It was formed in May 2016 by purchasing the feature phone business of Microsoft Mobile and a big part of Microsoft Mobile for Lumia smartphones. It is headquartered in Helsinki and made up of thousands of veteran Nokia staff." I wish you could read before randomly posting non-sense comments

24. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Whatever, still it is not nokia. It is HMD global printing the name Nokia on its phones. I wish you could take a glass of cold water before randomly getting agitated stupidly. Oh, excuse my english plz.

25. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

so basically you reiterated what he stated. being an AFFILIATE does not make you a part of that company.. " HMD will put the sticker of Nokia on it's phones" or "develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name" same thing.

21. Rafishant

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Everything about the new Nokia will be coming from Nokia's staff. The only thing in China is the factories, just like before. HMD Global is a Finnish company run by old Nokia's employees.

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1313; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I don't understand why they left the consumer mobile phone industry just to jump back into it a few years later.

12. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

They are not jumping back. They are just allowing another company to print their name on the phone. Smart move from Nokia bcoz they will get royalty payments for using their name.

20. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

They got rid of a losing business for $8 billion and entered back again.

9. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

While I wish Nokia a safe return, as I hold on to my lumia 1520, I hope they are not the arrogant company that ensured their demise.

10. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Those who say that elop wasn't a Trojan horse, Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin had already told that Microsoft is to buy Nokia's handset business, and attaching a figure of $19 billion to the deal.CEO Stephen Flop said "There's absolutely no discussion," said of the buyout talk during the D9 Conference "The rumours are baseless. Those who say Nokia was doomed then let me remind them when Nokia took Symbian then no one could topple them and then when it joined Windows they were top of the chain in that platform also. If Nokia had taken android then there was no competion because Nokia makes superb hardware and they just needed good os which only Apple had which was hugely touch optimized and now android have almost caught them. Those who don't have faith in Nokia they can rejoice but I know almost all the phonearena users somewhat holded a Nokia.

13. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The headline is misleading Cosmin. Nokia was making smartphones long before 2016.

14. cosmin.v

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Could be for non-techies. Thanks for the heads up.

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Agreed, Nokia and BlackBerry were the grand daddies of smartphones. The difference is those smartphones were more geared towards productivity and business users rather than social networking and media consumption. I look forward to see what they have to offer.

16. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

All the best Nokia but Imy staying with windows phone and my 808 preview and giving my son my galaxy s7 could not get to like it however hard I tried same goes with my wife'so iPhone 6 love to try BB10 very impressed from what I saw.

17. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

If Nokia make a endows phone I'd get it for sure

18. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

If Nokia make a Windows phone I'd get it for sure

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