New Nokia phones are coming this year

Manny Pham
August 18, 2016

New Nokia devices will roll out in Q4 of this year as the retro manufacturer plans to “rise again” with four new devices. 

Nokia caused a nostalgic seismic shock when it announced plans to get back to what it knew best, making smartphones for the consumer market. The Finnish manufacturer announced plans to get back in the game, once it formulated a viable plan and found a new partner to replace Foxconn (who also partner with Apple).

The confirmation comes from Nokia executive, Mike Wang, who says perhaps three or four Nokia branded Android devices will be unveiled at the end of Q4 of 2016. The devices will be smartphones and tablets, so we could expect a standard size 5-5.2-inch device, 5.5-5.7-inch device and a tablet. A fourth device could potentially be a virtual reality headset, as many manufacturers have long since jumped on the VR bandwagon.

New Nokia devices could be premium according to rumours

Rumours earlier in the year spoke of two devices, 5.2 and 5.5-inches, both with QHD displays. Also onboard is a Snapdragon 820, metal chassis and a whopping 22-megapixel camera.

Currently Nokia devices can be bought under the Lumia moniker. The last Lumia devices to sport Nokia in the title were the Lumia 730 and 735, in 2014. Nokia continued to manufacture feature phones, having recently created the Nokia 230. The Finnish manufacturer plan to release another feature phone this year as well.

Microsoft acquired Nokia in 2013 for $7.9 billion, an acquisition by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, one of his last major movements as CEO before stepping down shortly after.

A launch by the end of the year seems a bit hopeful, but achievable if Nokia can iron out bugs and avoid set backs. Are you looking forward to Nokia getting back in the game? What do you want from the new Nokia devices? Let us know below.

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