The rumour mill has been churning upcoming Nokia device stories in the past few weeks, and it just might be time for the smartphone manufacturer to unveil its device as CES, Las Vegas is around the corner.
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The new rumour suggests that the company might go forward with two variants of the device — one aimed towards the mid-segment users and one as a high-range flagship device.
The other device is rumoured to be named Nokia E1.
The Finnish smartphone maker once ruled the pockets and hearts of millions worldwide and was the undisputed leader of the market is now speculated to be ready to launch its first Android-based smartphone in the market — more than a year after the same technology they failed to embrace made their devices obsolete.
As per the leak, the smartphones will run Android 7.0 Nougat, and the higher end device will sport a Snapdragon 600 series SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.
The high-end phone will also come with a fingerprint sensor, which seems to be missing on the mid-ranged version.
In a statement issued earlier this month by Nokia Technology’s interim President, Brad Rodrigues, said, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown around the world for the return of the Nokia brand to smartphones. The HMD Global team has the ambition, talent, and resources to bring a new generation of Nokia branded phones to market, and we wish them every success. I’m sure our millions of Nokia fans will be excited to see their new products.”
As reported earlier, the bigger variant will sport a 5.5″ screen alongwith a 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, while the smaller variant will sport a 5″ screen alongwith a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera.
It’s expected that Nokia will be targeting sub-Rs.15000 market for its lower segment device, but the company will have to put up quite a show as that segment has been flooded with devices from Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Gionee, Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo.
Nokia is going to hold a conference at CES, Las Vegas, between 5-8 January 2017 and might be unveiling their new Android-based devices.
Since they’ve been out of the race for long, Nokia can not bank on their name anymore and will have to provide some interesting price-specification angle as well as a great user experience to overcome their competitors, who have already made their mark in the market.